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The Atlantic Dismisses child sex trafficking as “a Conspiracy Theory” and “Moral Panic”

The Atlantic Dismisses child sex trafficking as “a Conspiracy Theory” and “Moral Panic”
Laurene Powell Jobs, owner of The Atlantic, pictured with Ghislaine Maxwell

Laurene Powell Jobs, owner of the Atlantic, pictured with Ghislaine Maxwell

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Carl Sutter
Carl Sutter
8 months ago

Debunking fake news is easy. What’s not easy is to convince conspiracy theorists that they’re the ones spreading it. Here’s The Atlantic article that those words in quotes included in the heading come from. Nowhere in the piece does it come close to suggesting that the crime of child sex trafficking isn’t real or isn’t evil. Just the opposite, in fact, and it gives verified data of how widespread it is. It doesn’t succumb, however, to QAnon’s fictional claims and statistics. To write that “The Atlantic dismisses sex trafficking” is a lie. To prove it, simply read the article. No matter what someone was told by a friend who heard it from another friend who saw it in a meme, or another friend who saw it in a subReddit string, it was started by QAnon and it’s a complete, and dangerous, fabrication. Sadly, it won’t matter that I’ve posted this. Nothing will change the minds of True Believers. Facts, data, and even visual proof doesn’t matter. Lynch mobs just need someone to blame so they don’t have to look deeply at themselves.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/01/children-sex-trafficking-conspiracy-epidemic/620845/