After unverified reports surfaced that President-elect Donald Trump once had Russian prostitutes urinate on each other in front of him on a bed the Obamas previously shared, the #GoldenShowerGate #PissGate and #GoldenShowers hashtags shot up the trending charts on Twitter.
How it all started?
On Tuesday, CNN published an article stating that US intelligence officials presented a two-page synopsis of classified documents, which included claims that Russian operatives have compromising personal and financial information about Trump, to the president elect and President Barack Obama. The information was included as an annex to the classified version of the report prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election, CNN reported.
Later in the day, John McCain passes the dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to FBI and i also leaks it to Buzzfeed News who published the entire set of memos, which were purportedly “prepared for political opponents of Trump by a person who is understood to be a former British intelligence agent.” The dossier had been circulating among elected officials, journalists and the intelligence community for weeks, according to Buzzfeed’s Ken Bensinger.
Some jumped on the bait heads first, like #nevertrump voice Rick Wilson who later on twitter, stating that the report “gave a new meaning to Wikileaks”.
The remarkable thing? Not only was fake; it’s a prank perpetuated by 4chan, on Rick Wilson himself.