After dragging their own reputation through the mud by doxxing and blackmailing a Reddit user who made the wrestling meme tweeted by President Trump, investigative journalists at Wikileaks believe CNN blackmailed the wrong person.
CNN appears to have even identified the wrong person over Trump’s CNN meme tweet. Video tweeted by Trump has substantial differences.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 5, 2017
According to their team, the gif posted by Trump was longer and featured audio, while the gif posted by HanAssholeSolo was silent and shorter.
CNN was able to find, locate, and blackmail this poor guy and they didn’t even get the right person.
Trump: +audio, +length
Original: +WWF logo -audio
— WikiLeaks Task Force (@WLTaskForce) July 5, 2017
BuzzFeed also analyzed the gif:
Someone downloaded the GIF that HanAssholeSolo originally posted to Reddit. Then that person cropped it to better fit a video player like Facebook or YouTube. Then they went through the effort of syncing it back up with audio from the original clip. Then that person put it somewhere where Trump or one of Trump’s people could see it and download it. Then whoever found the video version had to get it to Trump’s phone.
In other words, even if HanAssholeSolo originally made the gif, President Trump almost certainly did not lift it from Reddit or know anything about the user. The whole idea that Trump is somehow complicit to HanAssholeSolo’s allegedly racist and antisemitic Reddit posts is completely blown out of the water – Trump and his team did not take it from Reddit.
Also, while conflicting reports indicate HanAssholeSolo is either a 15 year old kid or a young man in his 20s, CNN literally blackmailed and doxxed him for no reason.
They got the wrong guy.