Wikipedia Labels PizzaGate “Debunked”, “Fake” And “False”
(Last Updated On: December 3, 2016)

The PizzaGate conspiracy continues to inch forward with new tidbits of information here and there being unearthed by citizen journalists. They’ve tied various odd deaths to the conspiracy, as well as pulled up lots of linking information to certain running thoughts about the potentiality of high profile individuals in Washington running underground pedophilia rings. This includes 2011 tweets from the deceased Andrew Breitbart who implicated John Podesta in the pedophilia rings well before the Wikileaks e-mails surfaced and well before the PizzaGate hashtag became censored on Twitter and banned from Reddit.

Well, joining in on the snuffing out of news and information is Wikipedia. One of the most prominent editors from the #GamerGate page on Wikipedia has quickly stepped into the PizzaGate article on the encyclopedia to claim that PizzaGate is “debunked”, “false” and spread on “fake news” sites.

PizzaGate doesn’t have its own full article yet, but is listed as a disambiguation under the PizzaGate label with the following line…

“Pizzagate, a 2016 controversy falsely claiming the existence of a child trafficking ring involving the Washington, D.C. restaurant Comet Ping Pong”

Ironically enough, this biased and non-neutral blurb is followed by a nice big banner asking for donations to “protect [Wikipedia’s] independence.”

The blurb links to the Comet Ping Pong Wikipedia page where PizzaGate gets a small mention at the bottom, stating…

“In early November 2016, several fake news websites and online forums falsely implicated the restaurant and various Democratic Party figures as part of a child trafficking ring, which was dubbed “pizzagate” in some circles. This story was debunked by fact-checking website snopes.com, as well as by media outlets like The New York Times. The restaurant’s owners and staff were harassed, threatened on social media websites, and given negative Yelp reviews”

In actuality, Snopes is wrong about several of the points they make in their article. The images did not come from Facebook but are from the Instagram of James Alefantis. Snopes wrote…

“[…] the photographs that the Instagram account purportedly hosted were instead, apparently, taken from the pages of various people who “liked” the restaurant’s page on Facebook:”

This is incorrect. The images are from Instagram. You can literally view them on the sli image album page. Some of the images that people took offense to were from James Alefantis.

Despite being updated on December 2nd, 2016, the Snopes article doesn’t mention the Breitbart tweets, nor does it mention mysterious deaths like that of an activist against sex trafficking, Monica Petersen (they give her a second article where they quickly brush away the topic), who was reportedly investigating pedophilia rings and sex trafficking in connection to the Clinton Foundation. Instead, Snopes relies on articles like The Washington City Paper, Vice and New York Times to orchestrate the narrative of “debunking” PizzaGate.

Recently mainstream media have been calling anyone reporting on PizzaGate a “fake news site” if the site doesn’t label PizzaGate as “debunked” or “fake” or “false”.

Wikipedia editor NorthBySouthBaranof, a former regular editor on the #GamerGate article and one of individuals constantly pushing it as a “harassment campaign” (which ended up getting him topic banned), has been shutting down any attempts to keep the PizzaGate blurbs neutral.

On December 1st, 2016, NorthBySouthBaranof wrote…

“Reliable sources unanimously describe the claims as false conspiracy theories which defame living people. Wikipedia content is not “free press,” our content is based upon what is verifiable from published reliable sources. In addition, our policy on living people requires that we treat poorly-sourced negative claims about living people with harsh skepticism. The bottom line is that for this issue to be mentioned in the encyclopedia at all requires that we declare it to be false.”

The main argument on the talk page of PizzaGate is that other editors want a more neutral tone, explaining it as a conspiracy but also citing the available information – including mainstream media sources who claim that it’s “false” and “debunked”.

Some of the same people who went to edit war on the #GamerGate talk page in order to portray it as an evil harassment campaign are doing the same with PizzaGate, attempting to portray it as a harassment campaign built around a conspiracy theory that’s been debunked.

One of the more neutral editors pointed out the politically biased slant certain other editors were taking in portraying PizzaGate, writing…

“No evidence to prove [PizzaGate is] false either. I agree with the first poster that “conspiracy theory” should suffice. All the sources you shared has no definitive evidence to show it’s false (Wikipedia’s standard does not back this assertion)”

It’s true that the sources completely skip over a lot of information in order to only focus on cherry-picked examples to claim it’s false. They misrepresent the issue by claiming things that no one has stated, for example saying that Hillary Clinton is running a pedophile ring, which is what was stated in a Buzzfeed article in order to “debunk” PizzaGate.

Recently, the BBC went so far as to claim that PizzaGate is propagated by nothing but Alt-Right Trump fanatics and is part of a “fake news” agenda. They talked to Alefantis to “debunk” some of the conspiracies, where they stated…

“They ignore basic truths,” Alefantis tells BBC Trending. For instance, the conspiracy supposedly is run out of the restaurant’s basement. “We don’t even have a basement.”

Except where did the conspiracy come from that it was run out of their basement? The BBC doesn’t say, neither does Alefantis. But PizzaGate users on Voat pointed out that Alefantis was dishonoest to the BBC given that he told Metro Weekly in a April 16th, 2015 interview…

“[…] a lot of restaurants will open a can and put it on. Like our sauce — we harvest a whole crop of organic tomatoes — 10 tons of tomatoes every year. Can them all, store them in the basement, have like a harvest party when it gets loaded in.”

So do they have a basement or not?

The blog Aceloewgold actually raised some salient questions about the mainstream media’s reporting on PizzaGate, and even pointed out that no actual fact checking seems to have been done, writing…

“So we’re left with several “fact check” type articles that do very little fact checking, all referencing each other as evidence that the claims have been debunked.”

Wikipedia uses this – what is oftentimes referred to as citogenesis – to further the narrative that PizzaGate is debunked.

Wikipedia editor Ian Thompson refuses to even address any information beyond the topic of “lizard people” and “white supremacists” in relation to PizzaGate, writing on December 3rd, 2016

It’s a fact that Pizzagate was made up by a co-writer of a dude who thinks lizard people are real, based on a white supremacist tweet and a couple of posts from forums known for making shit up. No sane, thinking adult with at least minimal critical reasoning skills could possibly think that anything reasonable could come from such a combination.

Washington City Paper, New York Times and Snopes all take a politically leaning perspective to the topic instead of examining the data independent from political bias.

Washington City Paper even excuses questions instead of examining them. For instance, Washington City Paper wrote…

“Why […] did Podesta have a handkerchief with a “pizza-related” map on it? And why did Podesta get so many emails about eating pizza?

 

“The answer to any reasonable person would be that Podesta eats pizza sometimes. Indeed, [James] Alefantis says, “pizza’s always a big thing in politics.”

It neither debunks the conspiracy nor answers the question about why John Podesta had a map of pizza on a handkerchief, and why was the map so important that he couldn’t use the GPS on his cell phone to locate the pizzeria? Questions like this aren’t asked, examined or investigated at all. None of the mainstream media websites address these issues.

Wikipedia editors with stark political biases have blindly followed behind the mainstream media’s line of thought, attempting to bury PizzaGate and prevent the general public from finding out more. Google has also done a fine job of ensuring that anyone searching up the topic will come across plenty of pages consisting of “debunked”, “false”, “fake” and “alt-right”.

What’s frightening is that this time around it’s not just about video games or ethics in journalism, but about the potential well being of underage kids being used in alleged sex trafficking. As mentioned in previous articles, many concerned parents want a full and thorough investigation to take place because if this turns out to be more than just a conspiracy theory, the mainstream media, Wikipedia and social media networks will have played a part in covering up unspeakable crimes.

You can learn more about PizzaGate by visiting the PizzaGate hub on Voat.


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  • Yep. Google has been stuffing the results, pretty much working as a intermediary disinformation agent regarding certain topics such as Pizzagate and GamerGate.

    Welcome to the age of information control.

  • Paulmatthew22

    It’s OBVIOUS the Media and the FBI are dragging their feet on the investigations until these sick pedos can clean up all the evidence,.I’m sure in 3 months they will begin a crappy under-funded investigation and NOT FIND ANYTHING,.Ridiculous

    • That’s a sad truth right there. I feel like by the time any “investigation” is conducted, they’ll have moved all of the evidence to a safe place.

  • Paulmatthew22

    Great article,.Please KEEP the pressure on the Media who is HIDING the pedophiles,.help bring them to justice,.The things they do to children are deplorable..All of the ELITE are in on it

  • leanne99
  • fasdak jackl

    Looks like a completely innocent picture of a man and his daughter. Isn’t chicken lover supposed to refer to boys? News flash: restaurants often have chicken.

  • alistair mortimer

    The Elite PEDO Rings are
    global, massive, and involve heads of state and royalty.

    In the U.S., Bush 41, Bush 43, Cheney, Bill & Hillary, Podesta Brothers,
    etc. are notorious pedos. George Romney,
    Nixon, Gerald Ford, Reagan, etc. all had sex with children who were being
    experimented on by the CIA using mind control.

    In Europe, there are pedos in Parliament, the Vatican,
    and many royal families, including the British Royal Family. Prince
    Andrew is a pedo, and went to Orgy Island many times. That is why Epstein was
    given such a light sentence, and the case was essentially buried.

    To become an elite, many are induced into pedophilia, and filmed so that they
    can be later blackmailed.

    The elite retreat called Bohemian Grove is an opportunity for American and
    world leaders to have sex with children for a couple of weeks every summer in
    the woods above San Francisco. Many of these abused children are never
    seen again

    Also, and this seems very
    bizarre, there are many people in the U.S. military at the highest levels who
    are involved in pedophilia. The link between pedophilia and the military
    began with the CIA mind control experiments in the 1960s.

    Elite pedos engage in hunting
    parties all over the world. Children are
    taken to the woods and hunted like
    animals. The lucky ones are only
    raped. The unlucky ones are also
    killed.

    Sadly, the Vatican is the
    single largest child trafficking organization in the world. The Vatican takes children from orphanages
    all over the world and brings them to the elites to be abused. Many of the victims are later killed.

    Nicole Kidman’s father was
    involved in the elite pedo rings in Australia.
    He was often seen with known pedos and various international heads of
    state at military bases. He was killed before
    he could spill the beans after being exposed by a few of his victims.

    • Paulmatthew22

      The Media won’t TOUCH the massive amount of pedo crap that Nicole Kidman’s father was into,.NEVER trust the Media,.They just want to keep people in the dark

  • Baz

    Get help. It might not be too late.

    BTW, when Alefantis says : ‘Like our sauce, we harvest a whole crop of organic tomatoes, 10 tons of tomatoes every year. Can them all, store them in the basement, have like a harvest party when it gets loaded in.’……I don’t think he’s harvesting 10 tons of tomatoes in the basement of his restaurant do you?

    Thank f**k for the mainstream media. It has some concern for truth.

    • I don’t think he’s harvesting 10 tons of tomatoes in the basement of his restaurant do you?

      He mentions “every year”. 10 tons of tomatoes over the course of an entire year for a pizzeria making their own sauce is not unreasonable. Do you really think they keep 10 tons of tomatoes in their basement all at once? That doesn’t even make sense.

    • fasdak jackl

      The basement he was talking about was at a place called Buck’s, not at his restaurant.

      • If he owns Buck’s then it’s still his basement.

  • leanne99

    James Alefantis in French is J’amie L’enfant which means i love child . Complete coincidence of course . It would be interesting to know his real name before he changed it .

    • Priscilla Karidis

      Thank you.

  • grem g

    I won’t be donating to Wikipedia ever again. Hope everyone else follows suit. They’re supposed to be UNBIASED.

    • Brathor

      Have you considered the possibility that you’re the entity that’s biased here?

      • A reader can be biased, but it doesn’t mean they want to consume information that leans too much on one side or the other. An encyclopedia should be unbiased, and dealing with a sensitive subject like child porn and pedophilia rings, they need to be especially unbiased.

        • fasdak jackl

          But there is no proof that pizzagate is real. I’ve read the emails. I’ve looked at all the logos and pictures.

          • James Feary

            That is fine for you, but an unbiased source does not make a decision, it simply presents the information. That being said I find it very hard to believe you did all that research and came to the conclusion that nothing is going on. You are either lying, or not very smart.

          • CalebYourMaster

            James, you can deny all you want…but something stinks in Washington and ignoring all this effort being pushed by the media to discuss a pizzeria conspiracy is fishy in itself.
            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o6W8H5Z0XAc&feature=youtu.be
            Here’s a CNN report in 2011 that showcases what kind of people we have at high positions in DC. Norway had a pedophilia ring discovered and it was national news last year “Real News” (NYT, WashPo, etc) wrote about it…this week those articles were removed from their archives but we managed to archive them before they were deleted. The Clinton Foundation stopped receiving donations from Norway the same week the story broke. Wake up. Fight for our great nation.

          • Priscilla Karidis

            How about all of the connected judges, police, priests, celebrities, and politicians who get away with open rape/murder? Not evidence enough? Sorry, it’s probably your IQ, if you can’t put it all together.

          • Paulmatthew22

            Not sure if you are dense or just a pedo hoping this will go away,.How you can make a determination on this so adamantly without an investigation is disturbing

    • Paulmatthew22

      Someone is getting PAID by very RICH people

  • bob

    Holy fuck is there no limit these assholes will go to?!

  • C G Saturation

    Thanks for the detailed write-up. It’s a fact that Wikipedia and mainstream media are liars who happily defend the murder and trade of innocent little children.

    Did you see the witness report about European elites and royalty gathering to hunt little children and cut off their genitals as trophies? Typical behavior by assholes who believe themselves to be above everyone else. They do it to children because it’s easier to get away with. I’m sure they would do it to adults on a large scale if they could.

    I heard the US just passed a bill to shut down anything they perceive as “Russian propaganda”, obviously intended for shutting down the newly-labelled “alt-right” to ensure the masses only get news from official propaganda.

    • fasdak jackl

      Where are the victims?

      • Jonathan Tsang

        If you were raped and humiliated you would tell the world wouldn’t you?

      • Priscilla Karidis

        You’re so cute. They’re dead. Do you not know how to fucking read? They kill them and eat them or bury them or their victims have their memories wiped clean through hypnosis and mind-control or become solicitors and part of the cause, collecting up victims for the pigs.

        • Paulmatthew22

          Some of them are alive,Jimmy Saville’s victims were constantly silenced by the Media and the elite’s

    • Paulmatthew22

      The Media waited until Jimmy Saville was dead until producing the massive amounts of child molestation,.They were complicit with Saville getting away with mass pedophilia for DECADES,.NEVER believe the Media,They are PAID to make us look the other way

  • John Klett

    Pizzagate is Pedophilegate and all of those sickos are going to jail, the Podesta Brothers, Alefante, they are all sick kid lovers and the worst part is this; “Not only do the elites get aroused around children… they get hungry!”

  • mikebrand83

    Fake encyclopedia editors labels citizen journalism as fake news.

    … It’s almost like they don’t have even the slightest realisation they’re repeating the very same deny, deny, deny damned every step of the way pattern as the Rotherham and Jimmy Savile scandals.

    • fasdak jackl

      Saville had victims come forward. No pizzagate victims have come forward because there are none. Well except the owner who keeps getting harassed.

      • Priscilla Karidis

        Poor pig who posts pics of bound children and talks about murdering children and chicken livers. Fuck off, shill

  • Alistair

    They would say that it was fake, as others have shown Wiki is a SJWs sites for SJWs not the same as wikileaks that exposes the scandals.

    Before they bitch and whine of the games we play that no fictional characters can’t ever be hurt.

    They should stop, think & get their house in order first.

    • C G Saturation

      Sadly, I am pretty convinced that Wikileaks’ Assange is dead, or at best, imprisoned.

      The whole situation surrounding Wikileaks right now is extremely suspicious. I guess the powers that be felt that Assange’s recent leaks posed enough of a threat to justify risking shutting him down permanently. Not only that, hijacking Wikileaks is a big bonus and gives them another way to mislead everyone.

      • Alistair

        I found Wikileaks a god send of information.

        If it wasn’t for Wikileaks then this very minded website won’t be able to post the news.

        They discover regression left bullshit, pedo ring and what not.

        The very thing we fighting their bullshit over the years.

        I can’t trust the BBC that why I not paying the licence, the BBC has fired a award winning actor to make way for Asia women their want more diverse in the BBC.

        Can’t trust the BBC if they didn’t coverage of gamergate, the pedo ring, the CON leaks etc etc. The BBC is pro Clinton to the hilt.

        So the only trusted source is wikileaks, the guy got his own issues I know that. Twitter isn’t censorship pizza gate as such as I seen people timeline with hashtag pizza gate.

        I hate regression with a passion.

        • The BBC are one of the most left-leaning SJW pieces of shit in the UK.

          It’s shocking that people are actually required to pay a TV licence fee to have the BBC lecture us with leftist propaganda.

          Like all SJWs, that organization needs to be purged.

    • Paulmatthew22

      The fact that Wiki is debunking Pizzagate BEFORE an investigation is done should be a MAJOR red flag,,.Obviously SOMEONE is PAYING them to help people “look the other way”