FACT CHECK: Did A List Of Jeffrey Epstein’s Associates Get Leaked On The Dark Web?
A post shared on Facebook claims a new list containing associates of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has been leaked on the dark web.
Although there are plans to release the documents in the coming months, there is no evidence that they have been prematurely leaked. Flight logs that were released have been publicly available for years.
A final batch of documents containing allegations against Epstein’s associates will be released in the coming months and weeks, according to the New York Post. These “salacious” allegations are expected to contain information about at least one public figure and implicate “hundreds of ‘alleged perpetrators,'” the Daily Mail reported.
A Facebook post purports that this list has already been leaked via the dark web. The article shared in the post features a photo of Hillary Clinton and a purported screenshot of the former Secretary reaching out and threatening an unidentified individual.
“Elite Panic After REAL Epstein List Leaked on Dark Web,” the post reads in part. The rest of this caption does not explain how the list was allegedly leaked, but instead implies that the leak is yet to happen.
This claim is false, however. Check Your Fact found no credible news reports to prove that the list has already been leaked on the dark web. (RELATED: Does Will Smith’s Name Appear On Jeffery Epstein’s Flight Log?)
The claim originates from an article by NewsPunch, a website known for spreading misinformation. Check Your Fact has debunked several other claims stemming from the website. NewsPunch is a “prolific poster of misinformation and conspiracy theories,” according to FactCheck.org.
Information regarding Epstein’s “Lolita Express” plane was released in 2021, which included details about 1,000 trips between 1991 and 2019, according to Newsweek. Other details were released in July 2019, weeks after Epstein’s arrest, The New York Times reported.
This is not the first time misinformation has spread online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim the GOP kicked Ilhan Omar out of Congress.