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The QAnon conspiracy theory began on 4chan in October of 2017 and since then has garnered legions of delusional followers. The theory envelopes conspiracy theories on everything from birtherism to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, amounting to the idea that a deep state of sinister institutions and individuals are working against President Donald Trump and his supporters to upend the perceived threat he poses against the imaginary entities.

One of the conspiracy theories QAnon followers subscribe to is Pizzagate—the debunked idea that the government was trafficking children out of a local pizzeria in Washington, D.C. The notion is as ridiculous as it sounds, but it hasn't stopped the Pizzeria from routinely receiving threats of violence and even led one self-appointed investigator and QAnon follower to show up to the restaurant defending the imaginary children and firing shots within the eatery.

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In yet another attempt to demonize Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Republican conspiracy theorists shared a video circulated by Dan Jordan of the newly-sworn in representative dancing in her college days.

The video was shared by a perpetrator of the QAnon conspiracy theory as an attempt to show "commie know-it-all" Ocasio-Cortez acting like the "clueless nitwit she is." It incorrectly stated that the video was from Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez's high school days, when it was actually a promotional video she took part in with other students for her alma mater Boston University (whose emblem is clearly visible across her shirt).

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