Minecraft Creator 'Notch', PizzaGate, Daily Beast and Twitter Create Controversy

The Daily Beast website has published an article attacking the creator of Minecraft Markus “Notch” Persson over a tweet regarding ‘Pizzagate’. 

The article which is titled “Minecraft Creator Alleges Global Conspiracy Involving Pizzagate, a ‘Manufactured Race War,’ a Missing Tabloid Toddler, and Holistic Medicine,” included the sarcastic line detailing Persson’s net worth for whatever reason.

“Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has a net worth of over a billion dollars, which he’s not using to investigate the lead he got from Reddit on Madeleine McCann’s disappearance,” the article states.

The agenda of the article immediately comes to life, as a negative attitude towards Persson is felt instantly, as it claims he “riled up thousands of conspiracy theorists by embarking on a long-winded defense of Pizzagate and a host of other conspiracy theories, including a “manufactured race war,” on Twitter.”

Markus Persson’s stance on the issue seems to be more neutral than the article actually suggests.

According to The Daily Beast, clarified his thoughts on the issue by saying: “I feel more like people are picking one of two sides emotionally in this incredibly insanely huge binary split, much like politics.”

After detailing Persson’s response, the article instantaneously accuses him of defending “Pizzagate.”

“However, shortly afterward, Persson embarked on a verbose defense of Pizzagate,” the article claims. “The man who publicly called Zoe Quinn, the initial victim of Gamergate, a “cunt” in June, rallied up even more support among ardent believers, writing: ‘People are saying there’s a lot of suspect codewords including the word ‘pizza’. That place has very disturbing art and social media.’”

Although the narrative of the piece did not involve a breakdown, it was certainly spun to suit the writers feelings.

What the Daily Beast fails to mention is Persson’s seemingly neutral opinion on the subject.

Persson even went further and clarified his opinion on the alleged code inside the Podesta emails released by Wikileaks.

The Daily Beast failed to clarify that Persson personally thinks the code referenced illicit drugs rather than pedophilia like the conspiracy theory asserts.

Persson also addressed the media spin that targeted him.

The part that becomes interesting is that the writer of the article which attacked Persson contacted him publicly via Twitter.

Byrne did include this specific quote in the article he wrote but placed it at the bottom of the piece without including any the further clarification Persson gave.

Apparently, this wasn’t the answer the author of the article was looking for.

Of course, Persson’s words were either taken way out of context or completely ignored. Because hey, why not harvest clicks through a completely bogus article.

Persson also insinuated he was willing to take legal action against the writer, and contact his lawyers.


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