For a request for comment, Mr. Protsman did not respond.
Another Telegram channel aired an unsubstantiated story about the Astrovorld tragedy in which people died on Rapper Travis Scott’s show. Mr. The channel reported that Scott (born Jack P. Webster) deliberately tried to kill teenagers in a satanic ritual. “Life is hell. A human sacrifice, ”said one record. “Ghost.” The post garnered 83,100 views. Subsequent posts with the same message generated tens of thousands of views.
By November 8, these posts had reached major social media. “Does anyone else notice that the stage leads to a gateway to an inverted cross hell?” A Dictoc user asked in a video that received over a million views. Others shared a YouTube video with 44,100 views, entitled “Satanic Rituals Travis Scott Concert Exposed”.
On Facebook, Priest Indianapolis posted a viral post that generated more than 160,000 likes, comments and shares. “What a blatant call to satanic ritual!” Pastor Jeffrey Pitts said. “It’s right in our face and people are still following the trends. There is no clue that this generation was set up for massacre.”
According to data from CrowdTangle, Facebook’s social media analytics tool, false rumors generated more than 303,000 contacts before the first verification of the claims was released.
“I do not know anything about QAnon, I do not understand anything they do,” he said. Pitts said when asked about his viral post. “I am a pastor exposing the demonic realm. The objects that took place at Astrovorld and that spirit were ghostly.
QAnon followers say, “Whatever I do using my post is their business.” Pitts added.
Some politicians have claimed that Satan worshipers are hiding behind Democrats and dragging elements of the conspiracy into their posts without explicitly mentioning QAnon.
“America is a Christian country. I will never stop the struggle against satanic-globo-communists. #AmericaFirst, ”Louis Miguel, Republican of Florida,.