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This conspiracy theory emerged near the end of the 2016 United States presidential election cycle. The theory was then posted on the message board Godlike Productions. Users on Twitter and 4chan searched the leaked emails of John Podesta for food-related “code words” that supposedly revealed the existence of a sex trafficking operation. Everyone associated with the business is making semi-overt, semi-tongue-in-cheek, and semi-sarcastic inferences towards sex with minors. The artists that work for and with the business also generate nothing but cultish imagery of disembodiment, blood, beheadings, sex, and of course pizza. The story was picked up by fake news websites such as Infowars.