Conspiracy Theory Involving ‘Tom Hanks Pedophile Ring’ Causes Controversy
A new conspiracy theory is causing an uproar on Youtube this week. It, of course, involves coronavirus (because what news story doesn’t lead with pandemic play anymore), but it also includes actor Tom Hanks, who is recovering from coronavirus.
Several videos pitch a QAnon conspiracy that claims a number of top-level politicians and successful Hollywood actors are involved in a child pedophilia ring.
One video asserts that Hanks is consisting with the deep state to take down President Trump. The video has nearly 400,000 views. They believe that coronavirus is fake and being used to take down these elites.
The saga involves a woman named Sarah Ruth Ashcraft. She claims that Hanks purchased her for sex at age 13.
This is me at 13, the age I was when @tomhanks purchased me from my father for sex as a dissociated #mindcontrol doll. I wonder how much he paid? I wonder how much $$$ my father made for breaking my mind & selling my child body throughout my life. Will I ever get to know? pic.twitter.com/nxOzCk5kHS
— Sarah Ruth Ashcraft (@SaRaAshcraft) July 23, 2018
Mainstream media outlets have reported the story, but from the perspective that Youtube’s allowing unfounded conspiracy theories to taint celebrity names in their search algorithm.
This is what happens when you search for Cemex, a Mexican cement company, on Youtube.
Qanon people have decided this company, which is an $18 billion business, is really just a child sex trafficking operation. If you went to YouTube, you’d believe it. pic.twitter.com/ofl7XEs3BH
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) July 30, 2018
Youtube said in a statement that it continues to strive to stop the spread of misinformation on its network.
“We’re continuously working to better surface and promote news and authoritative sources to make the best possible information available to YouTube viewers,” a YouTube spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
Here’s the controversial video that’s approaching 400,000 views as of this morning.
Author: Jim Satney
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