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'Baseless' Wayfair child-trafficking theory spreads online

Self-proclaimed internet sleuths are matching up names of Wayfair's products to those of missing children as part of a bizarre, baseless conspiracy theory that claims the retail giant is using storage cabinets to traffic children. Several strands of the conspiracy theory have been debunked. An increase in calls prompted by the conspiracy theory is straining the National Human Trafficking Hotline, which provides emergency help to victims.