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Submission + - U.S. government allegedly falls for 4chan troll's "fanfiction" about Trump

Lirodon writes: Yesterday, it was reported by CNN that, as an appendix to an intelligence briefing about Russian hacking during the presidential election campaign, Donald Trump was provided with unsubstantiated reports that his personal data may have also been compromised by Russia. The same day, BuzzFeed published an unverified copy of the full report, which contained a claim that Trump had "[hired a] number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’ show in front of him" at a hotel under Russian surveillance.

However, a 4chan user has argued that this claim was entirely fake, stating that users of its political section /pol/ had "mailed fanfiction to anti-Trump pundit Rick Wilson about Trump making people piss on a bed Obama slept in". Furthermore, on November 1, 2016, another user stated without context that someone had "took what I told Rick Wilson and added a Russian spy angle to it" — which may have been said fanfiction.
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U.S. government allegedly falls for 4chan troll's "fanfiction" about Trump

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