Wayfair: The Rise of Wild Conspiracy Theories
Wayfair story is so crazy, Instagram influencers are successfully selling childless cabinets for $999
Far-right fringe group QAnon and Donald Trump supporters are accusing Wayfair of human trafficking, forming pedophile rings, and murder of babies.
The doors to super fake news are open and we’re seeing massive traction every day. Extreme-right-deep-state-pedophile investigators are on the lookout for the next big conspiracy.
QAnon is the far-right group that is pushing a series of unclaimed accusations. The group has first started on 4Chan by someone with the name Q in late 2017. The whole story is likely a sequel to Pizzagate conspiracy.
Anon’s are the anonymous followers that believe in the final event called The Storm, where the military takes over the US and sends pedophiles to Guantanamo bay. The group is so effective that you probably have a friend or two that is elbows deep in child trafficking conspiracies by pizza places.
The far-right conspiracy momentum parrots the same points through every story:
- White supremacy
- Satanist retail shop
- Pedophile ring in the open
- The plot against Donald Trump
- No evidence, no data, no real witnesses
Somehow these satanist pedophile rings are doing their best to dethrone Donald Trump, and the whole plot is happening right in your favorite furniture shop. Maybe your couch hides a nasty secret, but you’re just unaware of what’s really going on because Hillary Clinton has you under her pedophile spell.
Wayfair is under scrutiny lately for pricing high-end cabinets over $10,000. Wayfair is the US-based online-only home goods retailer. The company employs over 12,000 employees and has 15 million active customers.
“The conspiracy theory seems to have originated on the /r/conspiracy subreddit when a user named PrincessPeach1987 said that cabinets listed on Wayfair by vendor WFX Utility were priced over $10,000 and had distinctive names like “Yaritza” or “Samiyah.” The user suggested that these names could be placeholders for humans and human trafficking.”
The whole story has been debunked in the meantime. But the power of QAnon is in the numbers. More than 2 million Google searches have originated from the US yesterday.
Internet influencers are not losing sleep over the latest craze. Kirill has already sold 5 mystery closets with no kids inside. Each sale has been capped at $999. The order has disappeared in the meantime and the influencer claims he has sold the whole stock.
Wayfair has issued a statement saying that they’re not trafficking kids in their cabinets. The company has also pulled the associated products from the webshop.
Anons know how to exploit a sensitive subject and fuel the political momentum. Wayfair's story sounds like a premise to a Quentin Tarantino movie, but somehow it aids Donald Trump's campaign. Lefties are sex freaks that love kids a bit too much, according to QAnon.
People that are voting for Trump this November are convinced they’re helping to fight human trafficking, pedophile rings, and murder of babies. Trump voters have their morals in place. But the information they’re basing the vote on is dodgy and dangerous.
Pedophile rings and child trafficking are a grave issue around the globe, and to think that someone can use human suffering to their political goals is disgusting. Human trafficking is on the rise year to year, and unfortunately, we have more slaves today, than ever before. The problem is very real, but the optics are not.
More than 25 million people are victims of human trafficking, and 25% are children, according to the latest ILO report. Human trafficking is a $150 billion business, which means that you can fit the global Film, Music, and the Football industry and still have enough money to buy half the Caribbean.
The numbers can make you sick, and what is even sicker is that someone is willing to exploit this channel to score cheap political points.
“When fake news activities move from sporadic and haphazard to organized and systematic efforts, they become disinformation campaigns with the potential to disrupt campaigns and governance in entire countries.”
— Darrell M. West Vice President and Director of Governance Studies.
QAnon thrives in the election years, and you can expect to see more of it before November. Fake news is easy to digest and often serves a malicious purpose. You can’t always fight and fact-check every headline, and that is QAnon’s way in.
Headlines can influence the way you think, even if you’re not reading the whole story. Just hearing about the pedophile rings in your neighborhood is making you more suggestive of stories like Wayfair.
If you hear a lie parroted a hundred times, you’re slowly starting to accept it. Life is crazy and fast, and you can hardly fact check every information. But that is the only way we can fight the extremist wave.
“Everyone has a responsibility to combat the scourge of fake news. This ranges from supporting investigative journalism, reducing financial incentives for fake news, and improving digital literacy among the general public.”
— Darrell M. West Vice President and Director of Governance Studies
When you read a super-wild headline, take a minute of your time and type it into Google. 5-minute research can tell you if something is worth pursuing or if the story is totally bonkers. Millions of people are searching for the fake Wayfair scandal right now, and probably 10x more people have just read the wild conspiracy without giving it a second thought.
The only upside is that pedophile rings and human trafficking are coming to the forefronts and you’re finding out just how big the issue truly is. I’m sure that human trafficking operations can be just as innocent-looking as the furniture shop or a pizza place, but you should look for more evidence before going down the rabbit hole.
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