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The US government silenced hackers that threatened to expose its involvement in 9/11

Summary of Disinformation

In the last days of 2018, the hacker group known as “The Dark Overlord” announced that it had stolen thousands of documents proving the involvement of the US government in the 9/11 attacks, in exchange for which they requested 2 million dollars. After not receiving the payment, they crowdfunded and published the first two batches of documents. But nothing else has been heard from The Dark Overlord for more than a month, so there are two options: either they got the money from the US government, or they were silenced by other means.


This is a conspiracy theory, presented without any evidence as an "analysis".

It relays a recurring narrative that suggests US government involvement in the 9/11 attacks; an unfounded claim that has been extensively refuted. In this case, baseless speculation adds a new layer to the conspiracy, with claims that US authorities may have somehow 'dealt' with people who intended to expose evidence of such involvement.

You can see other examples of this narrative here, here and here.

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Reported in: Issue 138
Date: 21.02.2019
Language: Spanish, Castilian
Country: United States, US
Keywords: 9/11, Cyber, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Spanish
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