Social Media Causing Disruptions

Timeline created by kevin.hock
  • Pizzagate

    Pizzagate
    False information about Hillary Clinton's involvement with child sex trafficking and a pizza parlor serving as the cover up for a secret pedophilia ring was spread on twitter and various other forms of social media by alt-right groups and some conservative journalists. The end result was a man from North Carolina travelling to the Pizza place in Washington DC and firing several shots into the restaurant with a rifle.
  • White House cleaning staff find a stash of Obama's hidden drugs

    White House cleaning staff find a stash of Obama's hidden drugs
    A fake news story circulated on Facebook for a while that indicated that Obama had lost a stash of drugs in the White House while he was president. This was mainly shared by conservatives and Obama haters.
  • Did Jennifer Lawrence really blame Trump for 9/11

    Did Jennifer Lawrence really blame Trump for 9/11
    A meme of Jennifer Lawrence claiming that is was trump who is responsible for the September 11, terrorist attacks circulated on Facebook for several days. The incident never occurred but there were however plenty of people who thought it had really happened and thought everyone was out to get the man.
  • Donald Trump's grandfather was a tax evading pimp

    Donald Trump's grandfather was a tax evading pimp
    In 2019 a story revolving around Donald Trump's grandfather being a pimp and also a tax evader were passed around Facebook. claims that his father was a member of the KKK were also passed around. This was an obvious attempt to damage his reputation and image before and election year.
  • Black Lives Matter riots

    Black Lives Matter riots
    The news of George Floyd'd death causes uproar and polarization in the public. Various reports with missing or false information circulate virtually every social platform possible. Riots and pandemonium ensue.