History is set to be made as the first QAnon debate is scheduled to hit the Interwebs.
Meltdown Media have interviewed both Fredrick and 8kun owner Jim Watkins in the past, and will host the debate on their Youtube channel.
The First QAnon Debate in History
Q has been discussed extensively in “friendly” circles on both sides, however has never been the subject of a debate before.
We spoke to Ultim8BooN on Friday morning and he gave us a preview of his game plan. “My goals in the discussion will be to put to rest many of the common red herring issues about Q, and give people a new way of seeing the whole thing.”
Debate topics will include:
1. Does Q’s identity matter?
2. Is the research done by the #Qanon community valuable?
3. What constitutes ‘success’ for Q? What constitutes failure?
Enjoy The Show
Twitter-spars between Ultim8booN and Fredrick are epically entertaining and you can be sure booN will be dropping pills like the storm is about to start.
So we can all look forward to an epic Saturday night and hopefully, the start of continued discourse between both sides.
Tune in at Meltdown Media for the premiere at some point Saturday evening PST. We’ll also post the link here once it’s released.
Enjoy the show, folks.
Update – Debate Links
Part I – Ultim𝟾boon vs Fred “Hotwheels” Brennan –
Part II – Ultim8boon vs Fred “Hotwheels” Brennan – Free Speech –
As Fredrick Brennan continues to run from justice, an arrest warrant issued in the Philippines for Cyber Crimes, we take a look at who’s aiding and abetting him in California.
Travis View is a friend of Brennan’s, both having played large parts in the online tortious interference and deplatforming campaign against 8kun and owner Jim Watkins last year.
Yesterday, Travis View posed in a photograph with Brennan, apparently goading the FBI to take note.
Who is Travis View?
Travis View is a small-time twitter personality who’s found a tiny niche ridiculing individuals who follow QAnon. View is a , and many have questioned why Travis doesn’t use his real name.
Well, we may have found out.
Who is Logan Strain?
Travis View is actually Logan Strain, a content strategist, professional marketer, copywriter and social media expert for The Control Group, a technology company based in San Diego.
Strain specializes in brand strategy, online reputation management and social media marketing. Below is his ‘real’ twitter account.
Travis At The Atlantic Councils’ StratCom Forum
In October 19, Travis spoke at #StratComDC , an extreme-left Atlantic Council forum on ‘strategic communications and fighting disinformation‘. Travis’ subject was Qanon and conspiracy theories.
Here’s Travis listed under ‘speakers’ on the StratComDC site –
A View Of Travis
Up until then, Travis’ visual identity remained largely unknown as he uses a stock photo of a ‘confused’ man on his twitter profile.
On Oct 23 2019 however, after he’d spoken at StratCom earlier, Travis unveiled a picture of himself in a tweet.
Washington Post Connection
Using his , Travis has also written negative articles on Q for The Washington Post.
Logan’s profile on The Search Engine Journal states he has written content for Mashable, Forbes, Entrepreneur and the Salesforce blog.
The Science Of Selling
Here’s a blog post on a talk by Logan on The Science Of Selling, where he explains that natural human traits can be exploited by sales people using specially designed content.
Logan is a regular writer for Crime Wire, an affiliate site of The Control Group. It’s reason for being is to funnel viewers into doing people searches. It does this by instilling fear through articles about serial killers and data theft, among others.
Another piece for the Search Engine Journal –
Is The Anti-Q Work Is Just Another Copywriting Persuasion Gig?
Are Strain’s anti Qanon projects simply another copywriting gig for his company? Is that gig to provide ‘strategic content’ on twitter? On the QAnonymous Podcast? If so, who is the client?
Strain: “Starting with a new client can be difficult, because something that may have left one client smiling might make your new one completely indifferent. In order to get a feel for your new gig, there are a few questions you need to ask in order to produce your best work and prevent frustrating hang-ups.“
The Control Group
Founded in San Diego in 2012, The Control Group has two main products, the people search platforms Instant Checkmate and TruthFinder. These are also rebranded and sold under different names.
Websites and landing pages are created to funnel traffic into conducting people searches, with publicly available information on everyone in the country aggregated and sold as reports.
Logan Strain is a writer for Instant Checkmate, specializing in writing about brand strategy, online reputation management, and social media marketing.
It’s Just Your Data We’re Selling
Instant Checkmate’s background checks include phone numbers, addresses, criminal history, census data, social media profiles “and more“.
Co-founder Kris Kibak explains the concept:
“So many people were starting to meet people online, but it can be so dangerous when you don’t know who you’re talking to,” Kibak said. “We wanted a way for people to figure out who they were talking to online, who’s living next door, who’s down the street.”
The Instant Checkmate website notes that “when you have access to background data, the possibilities are endless.”
Truth Finder has also released an application which uses predictive technology to build interactive family trees. They claim it’s for “genealogy research and more.”
At least they’re transparent.
Review of TruthFinder
For all Travis’s writing and selling expertise, Truthfinder is still plagued by terribly bad reviews. We found 141 one star reviews and rafts of complaints on just one review site.
Could it be Logan’s attitude? Here’s what he thinks of them…
Fredrick Brennan Flees Arrest – U.S. Authorites Alerted
Fredrick Brennan has secretly fled the Philippines in order to escape arrest, after a warrant was issued on February 26.
Facing imprisonment there for 6 to 12 years for cyber libel charges against 8kun owner Jim Watkins, Brennan tweeted the news this morning at 04.12am.
US Authorities Alerted to Brennan’s Involvement In Cyber Crime
Twenty minutes later, Ron Watkins, Jim Watkins’ son who runs 8kun tweeted another surprise –
Brennan’s Arrest Warrant Issued February 26
Rappler reported that according to Brennan’s lawyer Alex Acain, The Pasig Regional Trial Court Branch 158 issued the arrest warrant, signed by presiding judge Romeo Dizon Tagra yesterday, February 26.
Acain said Brennan was currently in the United States and could not confirm when he would return.
Brennan Claims to Be In California
In a tweet from the same time Brennan claimed to be in California, being helped by the group of MSM journalists and twitter personalities who last year assisted him in the harassment campaign against 8kun and their suppliers. Their aim was the deplatforming of 8kun, the platform where Qanon posts.
Julian Feeld From QAnon Anonymous Podcast Assisting Brennan
Julian Feeld, Travis View and Jake Rockatansky
Julian Feeld, alongside fellow podcast co-hosts Travis View and Jake Rockatansky are part of a wider group of journalists and social media personalities who waged a harassment campaign against Jim Watkins, 8chan and 8kun last summer, their aim to deplatform 8kun.
While their efforts were partly sucessful and kept 8kun offline for 3 months, it relaunched successfully in November 19 and has been healthy since. Qanon continues to post there exclusively.
Are Bigger Charges In The Pipeline For Brennan?
Considering the charges Watkins could have pressed against Brennan, when served in November 2019, the cyber libel charges and arrest Brennan is currently fleeing from, seemed like small fish.
Now forced to flee to the U.S however, Brennan may find himself in even deeper water, and may face charges which were not possible to serve while he was in the Philippines.
The Cyber Crime which Ron Watkins reported is thought to be the intense DDoS attacks and attacks on the Captcha system which 8kun was relentlessly hit with as it was coming back online after the deplatforming.
What Happened In The Lead Up?
Let’s take a look at why Fredrick is currently in this situation, and at tweets from that time which show –
– his intent to attack 8kun
– his sharing of detailed information on 8kun’s network setup
– his thoughts on what type of cyber attacks on 8kun would be effective
– him tweeting instructions on how to attack 8kun’s Captcha system
Firstly, here’s Brennan showing his intent to destroy Watkin’s business –
The tweet below has now been deleted –
Brennan Threatens 8kun With Cyber Attacks
Secondly, here’s Brennan showing his intent to attack 8kun –
Here’s Fredrick suggesting he would attack using an open source flood script which would flood 8kun’s servers and, render the site inaccessible. The tweet below has now been deleted, as has @IntlNanotech’s account –
Brennan’s Underage Accomplice
Nanotech is alegedly Brennan’s underage accomplice, the 16 year old from Texas who has, alongside Brennan, reportedly been reported to the FBI for the cyber attacks on 8kun.
Neon Revolt explains in full detail in his recent article here –
The tweet below has also now been deleted, as has @TKtheAnimal’s account. Fredrick tweets that the site’s Captcha system is vunerable, and what an attacker could do “for example”.
TKtheAnimal agrees with Brennan with “Agreed. If it has to be up, make it hard to access’.
Here’s Brennan giving instructions on twitter on how to attack 8kun by flooding the Captcha –
The tweet below has now been deleted –
The Journalist And Twitter Group
Thirdly, here are tweets from the group who assisted Brennan which show him sending them information on how to destroy Watkin’s business.
Note the ‘we’ in the tweet below –
Sharing 8kun’s Network Configuration
Here’s Brennan passing on detailed information about 8kun’s network configuration to the group. Why would he be passing this on to these people; information only useful for planning a cyber attack?
Fred also informs them where 8kun’s vulnerabilities to deplatforming are –
Bellingcat, Vice, The Atlantic, Wired & The Washington Post
Robert Evans of Soros funded news channels Bellingcat and Vice News, aided Brennan in the deplatforming. Evans’ user ID on twitter is @IWriteOK.
We can see Brennan passing on 8kun’s network configuration to Evans in the tweet above, alongside Q Anonymous Podcast hosts Julian Feeld, Travis View and Jake Rockatansky.
Here’s Brennan gloating to Travis View about another of 8kun’s domains being pulled by the registrar after their harrasment campaign against 8kun’s suppliers.
Here’s Travis View congratulating Brennan for the new 8kun.us domain being pulled by the register after their harassment campaign –
The same names, over and over again
And finally, for now, here’s Brennan telling the group about the Counter-Affidavit filed by him in response to Watkin’s cyber-libel charges in the Philippines in December 19.
Notice the same names, over and over again. This small group are responsible for writing most of the anti-Qanon articles published by the Soros connected media. Go figure.
Brennan Files Appeal
Meanwhile, today, Brennan has filed an appeal with the Philippine courts –
This story is developing and we’ll update as new information comes in. We also have further relevant information from the past which we’ll publish in a follow up piece.