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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Almost 40 minutes before ABC News first reported Epstein's death on Twitter, someone posted still-unverified details on 4chan, the anonymous message board popular with far-right trolls and white nationalists. "[D]ont ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this," read the post, which was published at 8:16 a.m. alongside an image of Pepe, the green frog that has become a mascot for right-wing internet trolls.



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That message was posted 38 minutes before the first tweet about Epstein's death from Aaron Katersky, an ABC News reporter, at 8:54 a.m. Five minutes later, the main ABC News account tweeted an article about Epstein's death.

After publishing the post, other 4chan users egged on the author. When they expressed doubt, the original poster added more information to the discussion thread, including a detailed breakdown of the procedures allegedly used to resuscitate Epstein, which suggest the poster may have been a first responder, medical worker, or otherwise privy to details about efforts to resuscitate the disgraced financier.

Does this really surprise anyone these days?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-08-13 07:01 PM | Reply

I give it 50-50 odds he's still alive.
It wouldn't be the first time an evil POS faked his own death.

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-08-14 12:06 AM | Reply

well we all know who owns 4chan


-------- effyjtoecentresporkstangratgnoleman

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-08-14 10:58 AM | Reply


#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-08-14 10:59 AM | Reply

This is nothing.

The BBC announced WTC 7 had collapsed.

That was really prophetic.

Epstein's was guessed upon his arrest.

#5 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-08-14 01:44 PM | Reply

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