A Rebel Media personality played a role in the recent leaking of emails sent and received by newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron.
Jack Posobiec — the chief (and sole apparent member) of The Rebel’s new Washington, DC, bureau — said that he came across an anonymous post on 4chan linking to nine gigabytes of emails, documents, and photos from inside Macron’s campaign. Posobiec told The New Yorker that he did not look at most of the material or check its validity before tweeting out the information with the hashtag #MacronLeaks, which soon trended in France.
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