Over the weekend, Twitter was bombarded with images and videos that allegedly came from a leak of Hunter Biden’s iCloud account, sending a vast number of users down some seriously disturbing figurative rabbit holes.
The social media buzz was palpable, but the mainstream media refused to touch it. The Biden administration also steered clear of mentioning the story, at least until early in the week when the Secret Service at least acknowledged that something was going on.
The Secret Service confirmed Monday that it is aware of reports that the contents of Hunter Biden’s iCloud account were hacked over the weekend, exposing alleged texts, pictures, and videos of the president’s son doing drugs and engaging in other salacious and likely illegal activities.
4chan users claimed they hacked Biden’s phone late Saturday night, posting pictures to the website’s main political forum, according to the Washington Examiner. Many of the posts were taken down by the website.
The Secret Service said they are “aware” of the “social media posts and claims” about Biden, but are not in position to “make public comments on potential investigative actions,” in a statement to National Review.
The purported contents of the iCloud account were somewhat disturbing, and they sent a vast number of social media users into a conspiratorial frenzy.
One video purports to show Biden measuring the amount of crack he had while in conversation with a prostitute.
Another alleged video shows Biden going down a water slide naked, and texts allegedly revealed show Biden claiming that President Joe Biden was in possession of five guns in 2019, despite campaigning on gun control.
The hackers claimed to have stolen upwards of 400gb of data from the account, but have not yet released all of their purported information.