In the span of just a few days, a conspiracy theory about the Clintons and other government figures being involved in a global human trafficking and pedophilia ring has moved from fringe websites to large right wing blogs. This baseless claim is now all over Twitter and Facebook.

This one example shows how alt-right Trump supporters, members of 4chan and Reddit, and right wing blogs in the US and in other countries have combined to create and spread viral misinformation during this election season.

Here’s what happened…