Twitter bots promoted Pizzagate conspiracy theory that led gunman into Comet Ping Pong

The front door of Comet Ping Pong pizza shop, in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (Credit: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

On day 3 of taking Pizzagate seriously, we now know more about how the fake news gem garnered enough traction to convince gunman Edgar Maddison Welch to enter Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, Comet Ping Pong, to “self-investigate” the conspiracy theory that proved to be untrue.

Per The Washington Post:

An oddly disproportionate share of the tweets about Pizzagate...

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