Leftists Spread Fake News to Protest Fake News
On Tuesday morning a video began to go viral online of notorious fraudster Brian Krassenstein admitting to being paid to respond to President Trump’s tweets and prevent positive comments from being visible — but it was a hoax.
The video quickly made it’s rounds on Twitter, Infowars, Drudge, and this website.
In the footage, Krassenstein is seen and heard saying that “people pay us — they want us to help sow the division and to take over Trump’s Twitter feed. When [Trump] makes a post they want our tweets to be up there. They don’t want other people, like Trump supporters to be seen.”
Brian @krassenstein admits to being paid for anti-Trump tweets in secret recording.
"Of course there are higher ups that are paying us. They want us to help sow the division and to take over Trump's Twitter feed. When [Trump] makes a post they want our tweets to be up there." pic.twitter.com/qPIaktaqCV
— Currie Dobson (@Ventuckyspaz) September 25, 2018
The problem was, the duplicitous Krassenstein was allowing it to go viral without correction so that he could “document how fake news spreads.”
You literally spread fake news to try to bait other people so you could then point the finger and say "fake news"!
The only fool is you.
Also, who leaked the edited video, Brian? https://t.co/0hh0LGuh2a
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 25, 2018
The Twitter user whose copy of the video went viral, Currie Dobson, told the Gateway Pundit that “the original source was posted yesterday on 4chan, it was a YouTube video.” Dobson also provided TGP with a screenshot of a message from a Daily Beast reporter who had been critical of the Krassensteins telling him that someone had emailed him the video anonymously last week.
This really makes you wonder if the brothers initially planned to try and deliberately hoax reporters who had been critical of them.
While it is unknown who leaked the video or why, it is highly plausible that the brothers or someone affiliated with them took to 4chan to publish it anonymously when reporters they targeted did not bite.
In a post explaining why they supposedly allowed the video to go viral for hours without correcting anyone, Krassenstein wrote that “fake news can spread in a variety of ways. The lack of forethought and the irrationality of the media, when using anonymous video clips can be incredibly dangerous. If I was not quick to figure out what had occurred or if I hadn’t happened to have access to the full video clip, my name, my business, and my integrity could have been forever destroyed.”
He continuously played the victim, while admitting that he allowed it to spread without comment — and claiming that he was probably “hacked.”
I posted the full video. Infowars posted half the video which I assume was HACKED from my computer.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) September 25, 2018
Spreading fake news to fight fake news, seems legit — and exactly what you would expect from Ponzi Scheme grifters.
Brian Krassenstein and his brother Ed have cashed in hard with their anti-Trump rhetoric, amassing over a million Twitter followers between the duo.
In 2016, the Florida home of the Krassenstein brothers was raided for running online financial scams.
“According to prosecutors, the services the Krassensteins promoted on their websites duped thousands of ‘investors’ into funding Ponzi scheme-type scams and even resulted in some downloading a virus that emptied their accounts on an anonymous online-payment platform used by the Krassensteins themselves, before it was shut down as part of a major federal money-laundering investigation,” the Daily Beast reported in May.