The former secretary of state cited the theory during a part of her speech slamming online trolls and President Trump supposedly spreading disinformation.
“You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason. Just log onto social media for ten seconds and it will hit you right in the face. People denying science, concocting elaborate, hurtful conspiracy theories about child abuse rings running out of pizza parlors,” Clinton said to laughter.
Hillary was referring to online conspiracies which emerged during the 2016 campaign tying Clinton campaign staffers to a DC pizza restaurant and an underground pedophile network.
Dubbed “pizzagate,” the conspiracy took off when the organization Wikileaks released emails from campaign chairman John Podesta, which online researchers claimed contained numerous references to pedophilia.
The former first lady continued her speech, saying President Trump was relying on “alternative facts” and asking the public not to believe their eyes.
“Some are even denying things we see with our own eyes – like the size of crowds,” she said, again eliciting laughter.
“And then defending themselves by talking about ‘alternative facts,’” she added.
Hillary also brought back one of her old routines when she suffered a coughing spell during another part of her speech, prompting fellow alum to bring her water.