(SNews) – In the run-up to the 2020 election, Twitter, Facebook, corporate media representatives, and a George Soros-funded propaganda organization all participated in a “training exercise” to prepare for a possible “data leak” exposing then-Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s “crimes” and links to his son Hunter’s shady business dealings.
The “training exercise” took place in September 2020, roughly one month before the New York Post first broke the story on Hunter Biden’s notorious “Laptop from Hell.”
The drill was organized by the leftist Washington D.C. think tank the Aspen Institute, according to the Daily Caller and journalist Michael Shellenberger.
The Aspen Institute raked in over $160 million in 2019.
During the “training” sessions, media outlets and social media companies took part in the “tabletop exercise” referring to a “hack-and-dump” operation that was titled “The Burisma Leak.”
“Relating to Hunter Biden … the goal was to shape how the media covered it — and how social media carried it,” said Shellenberger.
The exercise detailed potential daily news breaks, such as leaks posted by a hypothetical website called BidenCrimes.info.
Each subsequent hypothetical news story is detailed with examples from the Drudge Report or Fox & Friends.
It mockingly states that the conservative outlets picked up a story from a user named “@HunterLolz.”
On day four of the hypothetical scandal, “President Trump, at podium, pumps his fist as the crowd chants ‘Lock Him Up!’” the story reads.
On day five, a hypothetical statement from the director of national intelligence states that he has no reason to believe the story is a forgery or “Russian disinformation.”
Biden dismisses the story on day seven as “dirty tricks by Vladimir Putin.”
Other hypotheticals are eerily close to actual events, such as two “former senior intelligence” officials disagreeing with the intelligence director’s statement.
The exercise carries on all the way up to and through the second presidential debate.
Attending the exercise and leading the meeting was Vivian Schiller, the former CEO of NPR and head of news at Twitter.
She was joined by Yoel Roth, Twitter’s then-“Head of Site Integrity,” the head of security policy at Facebook/Meta, national security reporters from the New York Times and Washington Post, and even the now-defunct, Soros-funded First Draft News.
The about page for First Draft News describes itself as a “fact-checking” organization, while its Wikipedia page mentions its ties to Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
30. Efforts continued to influence Twitter's Yoel Roth.
In Sept 2020, Roth participated in an Aspen Institute “tabletop exercise” on a potential "Hack-and-Dump" operation relating to Hunter Biden
The goal was to shape how the media covered it — and how social media carried it pic.twitter.com/lQSorONUSh
— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) December 19, 2022
The event took place just about a month before the New York Post dropped the Hunter Biden laptop story.
However, the FBI reportedly had a copy of the laptop’s hard drive for several months before the Post reported on it.
The Post’s report reveals that Joe Biden is alleged to have met with executives from Hunter’s Ukraine energy company Burisma, contradicting his prior claims.
Another email details a Burisma executive asking for advice on how to stop “politically motivated actions” against the company.
The Aspen Institute, funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation, also runs an “anti-disinformation” project called the Commission on Information Disorder.