Claim: The ship stuck on the Suez Canal and blocking traffic is a trafficking ship connected to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The ship, which could clog the Suez Canal for weeks, is the latest addition to the ever-evolving conspiracy theory of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other members of the so-called “Deep State” and is related to human trafficking. doing.
The communication channel where QAnon’s conspiracy theory spread was humming this week About the relationship between Clinton and a 1/4 mile long ship that ran aground when a strong wind crossed the canal.
Permeating mainstream social media, such as postings on Facebook and Instagram, users tied the codename of Clinton’s secret service to the ship, suggesting that its radio callsign intentionally matches Clinton’s initials. ..
A Facebook user who shared the post Did not respond to request for comment. It speculates without evidence that Evergreen “is most likely a cover of trafficking and sexual trafficking.”
Others advancing the same theory hint at containers open on television to reveal trafficked people inside. This is the latest potential disclosure related to the QAnon conspiracy theory, which states that former President Donald Trump was elected to thwart the Deep State Cabal of pedophiles and cannibals, including Clinton.
How does the conspiracy theory connect Hillary Clinton to the ship?
About a quarter mile long, the ship was built in 2018 as one of the largest ships in the world. According to the Associated Press.. It first anchored in the canal around 7:45 am on March 23, shutting down traffic on the major shipping channels between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
The conspiracy theory is as follows. Evergreen, a ship moored in the canal, is owned by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine and is equipped with the radio callsign H3RC. Clinton’s Secret Service codename is Evergreen and her initials are HRC.
Theoretic proponents link ships to trafficking, but do not provide evidence.
Evergreen has denied that it is “engaged in all sorts of illegal activities,” company spokesman Michael Bose said in an email to USA Today.
Evergiven can carry up to 20,000 standard 20-foot containers, Vooss writes.
“Therefore, cargo on board at any given time can contain a wide range of goods that are expected to be legally transported in containers,” he said. “Evergreen has nothing to do with Hillary Rodham Clinton in the past, not now.”
CNN reported in 2016 Clinton, then Democratic presidential candidate, retained the codename assigned to her when she was the first lady. The codename for the president’s family usually begins with the same letters as the president’s Monica. For example, President Bill Clinton’s codename was “Eagle,” and Hillary Clinton’s codename was “Evergreen.”
Evergreen Marine was founded in 1968. According to the website, When Clinton was still in college.
Evergiven’s callsign is certainly H3RC, According to MyShipTracking.com.. However, the initials are also a coincidence.
The first two letters of the maritime callsign are that the ship “consists of nationality identification”. 2020 edition of institutional radio regulations. H3 characters will be assigned to Panama by the union in accordance with these rules, and Evergiven will depart under that flag.
Another Clinton Conspiracy Theory
QAnon followers are targeting Clinton as part of some conspiracy theories.
For one thing The decrypted email alleges that she and former President Barack Obama are involved in the sexual trafficking of children. Another claim in 2018 is a video of Clinton and her former aide, Huma Abedin, sexually assaulting a girl. According to FactCheck.org.
Earlier this month The website wrote that Navy SEALs, acting on Trump’s orders, arrested Clinton.Despite appearing publicly several times after Clinton was arrested.
Probably the most famous conspiracy theory involving Clinton Pizzagate, 2016 presidential election falsehood WikiLeaks claimed that Clinton-linked Democrats had released an email indicating that they were committing child sexual abuse in the basement of a pizzeria in Washington. A North Carolina man was arrested after firing a rifle at a restaurant.
None of those conspiracy theories are true.Clinton responded to the falsehood that spreads around her During an interview with the New York Times in February.
“For me, it dates back to the early days of national affairs. The most eccentric and barbaric stories about me, my family, and the people we know reveal that there was a bit of a market for trafficking. It’s time … people near us, “Clinton told the Times.
Vooss called for social media posts, claiming that Evergreen ships were being used for trafficking, “just a completely unfounded conspiracy theory,” and accountable for the spread of social media platforms. Condemned the lack.
Our decision: wrong
The claim that the ship stuck on the Suez Canal is a trafficking ship linked to Hillary Clinton is false. Conspiracy theorists do not provide evidence that ships are transporting trafficked people. This theory is another long false line that has spread online about Clinton and human trafficking.
Our Fact Check Source:
Twitter, March 24, Shayan Sardarizadeh, BBC journalist
BBC, March 26, “Suez Canal: How are they trying to free Evergiven?“”
Associated Press, March 25, “Increased transport losses from cargo ships moored on the Suez Canal“”
CNN, July 27, 2016, “The codenames for Trump and Pence’s Secret Service are:“”
Evergreen Marine, March 26th Access, Company Profile
MyShipTracking, accessed on March 26th, Tracking what is given
US Coast Guard, accessed March 26, Navigation Center of Excellence
International Telecommunication Union, accessed on March 26, About the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
International Telecommunication Union, accessed on March 26, Regulations for 2020
USA TODAY, January 23, “Fact Check: Fake Email Memes Perpetuate Conspiracy Theory“”
FactCheck.org, April 23, 2018, “No evidence of “horrible” Clinton video“”
USA TODAY, March 8th, “Fact Check: Hillary Clinton was not arrested by Navy Seal acting on Trump’s orders“”
USA TODAY, September 17, 2020, “The uncovered QAnon conspiracy theory has permeated mainstream social media. Don’t be fooled.“”
The New York Times, February 5, “Opinion: QAnon’s followers are obsessed with Hillary Clinton. She has an idea.“”
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This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Fact Check: No Evidence Hillary Clinton, Suez Canal Ships Linked