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Glenn Beck and other conservatives are spreading gross conspiracy theories that Islamic terrorists were being the Notre Dame fire. Ana Kasparian, Brooke Thomas, and Alonzo Bodden, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
Read more here: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/notre-dame-hoaxes
“The Notre Dame Cathedral, an iconic Parisian landmark, suffered extensive damage Monday after a fire engulfed the historic structure, causing its spire to collapse and destroying much of its roof. You can read more about it here. As the cathedral burned, hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and coordinated disinformation campaigns began to spread across social media.
InfoWars, the website infamous for spreading conspiracy theories, was among the first to baselessly claim the fire was set deliberately. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, though the cathedral was recently undergoing extensive renovations. InfoWars provided no evidence for its story, except for a since-deleted tweet from Chris Hale saying he knew a Notre Dame employee.
Hale told BuzzFeed News that the tweet was only up for about 10 minutes before he removed it, saying "I never should have tweeted it."
"For the record I completely believe it was an accident," Hale said. "The jesuit who texted me — my friend — believes it was an accident. Conspiracy theorists who are going to run with this have zero evidence."
Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Brooke Thomas, Alonzo Bodden
Cast: Ana Kasparian, Brooke Thomas, Alonzo Bodden
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Glenn Becks Conspiracy Theory About Notre Dame Fire
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