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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:31 PM

How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden conspiracy deluge

Source: NBC News

One month before a purported leak of files from Hunter Biden's laptop, a fake "intelligence" document about him went viral on the right-wing internet, asserting an elaborate conspiracy theory involving former Vice President Joe Biden's son and business in China.

The document, a 64-page composition that was later disseminated by close associates of President Donald Trump, appears to be the work of a fake "intelligence firm" called Typhoon Investigations, according to researchers and public documents.

The author of the document, a self-identified Swiss security analyst named Martin Aspen, is a fabricated identity, according to analysis by disinformation researchers, who also concluded that Aspen's profile picture was created with an artificial intelligence face generator. The intelligence firm that Aspen lists as his previous employer said that no one by that name had ever worked for the company and that no one by that name lives in Switzerland, according to public records and social media searches.

One of the original posters of the document, a blogger and professor named Christopher Balding, took credit for writing parts of it when asked about it and said Aspen does not exist.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-fake-persona-laid-groundwork-hunter-biden-conspiracy-deluge-n1245387

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:41 PM

1. Ha ha, of course.

You can really believe the veracity of the documents and evidence surrounding this "scandal" when they make up fake names and companies to disseminate it.

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 05:42 PM

2. Wow. Balding is admitting he's part of a conspiracy to fake evidence to affect the election

I bet he's looking at staying in Vietnam forever, now. Or moving to Russia.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:28 PM

6. Flag his passport! Cuffs and frog march the moment his plane touches tarmac.

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:04 PM

3. UPS says it "lost" all the substantiating documents Fux News was counting on

Woe is Fucker Carlson.

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:12 PM

4. .... The author of the report, 'Martin Aspen', does not exist.............



NBC Exclusive: The Hunter Biden 'dossier' that went viral on right-wing internet sites and was later disseminated by Trump's close associates appears to be from a fake 'intelligence firm'.

The author of the report, 'Martin Aspen', does not exist.

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 06:22 PM

5. Whole adminstration is fake, perpetrated by con artists led by a mob boss trained by mob lawyer Cohn

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 09:04 PM

7. It still hasn't dawned on them that Hunter Biden isn't running for office.

This whole thing is so hamfisted it would be hilarious if there weren't so many damned fools out there.

Christopher Balding has a lot of questions to answer. I can see a juicy lawsuit in his future.

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:49 PM

8. Quite an investigation there!

The world is so complicated now.

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:53 PM

9. BUT FAKE NEWS!

Dear Leader would never ever tell even the lightest of lies, he is infallible, has very big hands, and all his kids are 100% forthright and not the slightest bit evil.

...and then you woke up...

End of scene.

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Response to Suburban Warrior (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:47 AM

10. The whole story is convoluted enough to be a

Russian PSYOP activity.
It's got that level of planning and smell about it to make it that.

"Psychological operations (PSYOP) are operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals."

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