A user on a far-right message board was promoting the NY Post Hunter Biden articles days in advance - 2020-10-15
A user on TheDonald.win, a far-right message board, was hinting at and promoting a series of dubious articles from the New York Post about Hunter Biden days before they were published. The user also claimed to know the people involved with the articles.
On October 14, the New York Post released a series of articles claiming to show emails from the laptop of Hunter Biden -- the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden -- that showed he arranged for a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm to meet with the then-vice president when he was in charge of U.S. policy toward Ukraine. However, the articles falsely claim Joe Biden got a prosecutor fired to help Hunter and make a series of other questionable conclusions. The Post also wrote that it obtained the material from Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer.
In the days leading up to October 14 (a Wednesday), an account on TheDonald.win called "Freedom_USA_88" had repeatedly posted threads that claimed that a "massive" story about Biden was coming out that day. As noted by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), "88" is "a white supremacist numerical code for 'Heil Hitler.'" The account's username also has exactly 14 characters, a reference to the white nationalist '14 Words' slogan that is often combined with "88," as noted by the ADL.