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    Did 4Chan Troll The CIA?

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    Did 4Chan Troll The CIA?

    Post  sinister_midget on Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:32 am

    Did 4Chan Troll The CIA?

    I wouldn't be a bit surprised.

    On Tuesday night, BuzzFeed News published an explosive, yet completely unverified, dossier alleging that President-elect Donald Trump engaged in a whole host of, shall we say unusual, sexual activities in Moscow. Matt already wrote about the basics of the report and the blackmail threat, so I'm not going to delve into that.

    What's worth talking about, however, are swirling claims on Reddit that 4chan users on the board /pol/ completely made the entire thing up. According to a variety of posts on the pro-Trump subreddit r/The_Donald, a user on /pol/, a 4chan board, made up the most salacious story in the report. He then mailed it to anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who then went to the CIA. The story was then included on the dossier published Tuesday by BuzzFeed News.

    If this is true, this effectively means that 4chan trolled the U.S. intelligence system and the majority of the U.S. media with what's basically Donald Trump erotic fanfiction, which is terrifying.

    While literally no aspect of anything that was reported tonight by both BuzzFeed News and 4chan has been confirmed or verified, it is an odd coincidence that a 4chan post from prior to the election seems to match up with what was released on Tuesday.

    Additionally, WikiLeaks says that the report published by BuzzFeed is "not an intelligence report" and that it is not consistent with the style of other reports.

    Wilson denied that his source was from /pol/.

    As for Trump? He says it's all fake news.

    Guess we'll have to wait and see if 4chan pulled off what is possibly the greatest troll game in internet history.

    I doubt that's where the CIA got their info. I've been told they prefer to get most of their facts from credible sources: The National Enquirer, People, CNN and Weekly World News.

       
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    Re: Did 4Chan Troll The CIA?

    Post  sinister_midget on Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:43 am

    Of course, the New York Times lies about its integrity and standards by claiming - get this - they don't put out untruths and unsubstantiated stories, that they have standards.

    I'm not making that up. They actually made that claim! Presumably with a straight face!


    BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate

    In a brief interview in the Times newsroom on Tuesday evening, Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The Times, said the paper would not publish the document because the allegations were “totally unsubstantiated.”

    “We, like others, investigated the allegations and haven’t corroborated them, and we felt we’re not in the business of publishing things we can’t stand by,” Mr. Baquet said.

    They do it all of the time. Anything with a Paul Krugman byline, for example, is 100% Barbara Streisand (BS). And they know it.

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