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The Misleading Half-Truths of YourNewsWire’s Baxter Dmitry & Sean Adl-Tabatabai: Sources of MISINFORMATION and DISINFORMATION

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Tabloid Author’s Mother Churns Out Stories for the Master of Fake News

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Sean Adl-Tabatabai, left, with his partner Sinclair Treadway at their wedding in London in 2014

The man behind one of America’s biggest “fake news” websites is a former BBC worker from London whose mother writes many of his stories.

Sean Adl-Tabatabai, 35, runs, the source of scores of dubious news stories, including claims that the Queen had threatened to abdicate if the UK voted against Brexit. The story was shared more than 23,000 times on Facebook.

His site was also instrumental in spreading a conspiracy theory before the US election, which falsely claimed there was evidence connecting Hillary Clinton to a paedophile ring in Washington.

After his website and others linked the fictitious child-sex ring to a harmless pizzeria in the city, a man armed with an assault rifle turned up at the restaurant to “self investigate”.

Adl-Tabatabai told The Sunday Times he condemned the actions of the gunman, who was later arrested, but insisted that “Pizzagate” “warranted proper investigation” and stood by his site’s reporting. has now been blacklisted by a number of fact-checking bodies, including the European Union’s East StratCom Task Force, a Brussels unit that debunks Russian propaganda. It criticised the site for publishing “fake media stories that support Russia’s policies”.

One story published on the site this month warned of a “plot by the US Deep State to assassinate president-elect Trump, blame the incident on Russia and then allow President Obama to continue in power under ‘martial law rule’”.

Joel Harding, a former US intelligence officer and Kremlin propaganda expert, said was “used by the Russians as a proxy site to spread disinformation”, whether its owner was aware or not.

“ is one of the biggest,” Harding said. “He’s prolific. He really is very good, in that he produces a lot of high-volume stories that are actually picked up by a lot of others, cited and referenced.”

Adl-Tabatabai claims the site is a legitimate news organisation, and said any alleged links with Russia were “completely baseless”.

The entrepreneur came from humble beginnings, living with his parents into his twenties in a small terraced council house in Barnet, north London. After working as a television producer for the BBC and MTV, he took a job helping to run the conspiracy theory site of David Icke, a former BBC sports presenter who claims the world is secretly run by alien reptiles in disguise.

Adl-Tabatabai made his first appearance in the mainstream media in 2014, featuring in articles as one of the first gay men to marry in the UK. He now operates out of a luxury apartment block overlooking a golf course in his husband’s home town of Los Angeles.

His site carries a mixture of conspiracy theories, real news stories, such as last week’s Supreme Court vote on Brexit, and demonstrably fake news, including a recent report that the Queen had been “placed under house arrest”.

His mother, Carol, a holistic medicine expert, is one of his main contributors, with thousands of articles under her name. She said that although some of her pieces are “a bit weird” and “maybe a little satirical”, she is “giving people food for thought”.

The spectre of fake news is one of the greatest threats to our media

Another prolific writer on the site goes by the name of Baxter Dmitry. The photograph next to the author’s name was in fact that of a Latvian computer programmer, who told The Sunday Times he was not Dmitry and his identity had been stolen. The photograph has since changed to a picture of a different man.

Adl-Tabatabai said: “We don’t produce ‘fake news’. What this all really seems to be about is an attempt by certain mainstream publications to conflate independent news organisations such as ours (and many others) with the small handful of genuinely fake news sites mostly run from Macedonia.”

This weekend Google banned from its advertising platform after receiving questions from The Sunday Times about the site. It joins more than 200 other publishers banned by Google from receiving advertising revenue since October.

The ban comes as the Commons culture, media and sport committee is about to launch an inquiry into fake news. “I think that the spectre of fake news is one of the greatest threats to our media, and that the platforms that distribute it have a social responsibility to help combat the sources and major distributors of fake news,” said Damian Collins, the committee’s chairman.

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‘Baxter Dmitry’ image changed from Adl-Tabatabai’s friend David Hardy to two statues as soon as the above exposure was posted! Extraordinary – and hilarious. Yes, and pathetic
Was …Icke 1
Now suddenly …Icke 2

Poor old Baxter – starts the day as someone else and ends it as two statues. Can’t be easy.

But then when we posted the fact that David Hardy/Baxter Dmitry had been replaced by two statues – the move was reversed and returned to a picture of David Hardy – ‘Baxter Dmitry’.

Utterly bizarre.

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Richie Allen Suspended From Facebook for Quoting About Sean Adl-Tabatabai of YourNewsWire

Richie Allen banned from Facebook for 30 days for posting this website’s response to the activities of Sean Adl-Tabatabai – it happens every time.

Why isn’t this man allowed to be criticised? – David Icke

So who is Sean Adl-Tabatabai?

Sean Adl-Tabatabai is the former webmaster of, he is one half of Londons first Gay married couple, he is also  the man behind the short lived ‘The Peoples Voice’ streaming TV station.

TPV was fronted by David Icke, however Sean Adl-Tabatabai was allegedly the man behind the operation, and as it turns out the man who controlled the £471,000 that was raised by public donations.

TPV was on air for only 4 months before being closed down. Its reason for such a short life was due to the announcement that David Icke was leaving the station, shortly after Icke’s departure TPV pulled the plug.

The exact circumstances behind David Icke’s sudden ejection from TPV is not known, but it’s clear it did not end well!

David Icke made the following statement at the time:

I have now been told by the TPV director, Sean Adl, and his marriage partner, that my input is no longer required and that I should not ‘interfere’ in what Sean Adl calls ‘his business’.

Sean Adl-Tabatabai then left the UK to start a new venture in Calafornia, Most people who follow the Alternative Media will of come across Yournewswire at one time or another, the website offers Alternative news articles much the same as, and the countless other sites. The site has some good stories, it has plenty of ‘click bait’, and it is also an outlet for Sean Adl-Tabatabai’s personal hate campaigns.

If you take a look at the sites article’s relating to David Icke here I think you’ll agree this man has a serious chip on his shoulder.

The most recent article from Yournewswire , ‘David Icke To Speak In Raqqa, Syria, In Front Of 1000 ISIS Militants’, was returned with a response on

Why do you have such hatred Sean Adl-Tabatabai at

Why do you continually shoot yourself in the foot trying (trying) to damage me? People deserve to know – what is your motivation? And who benefits?

It is the above statement that Richie Allen quoted on a Facebook post, that resulted in his 30 day facebook ban.

It’s not just Icke that has been subject to these malicious attacks published at ; Zen Gardner has also been in Sean Adl-Tabatabai’s cross hairs:

‘David Icke’s Friend, Zen Gardner, Confesses He Ran Pedophile Cult’ –

and in another article from Adl-Tabatabai we see Noel Edmonds get dragged into this ‘hate’ campaign:

‘Noel Edmonds Moves To The Home Of Conspiracy Theorist David Icke’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai is not someone we’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with, but regardless of the reasoning behind Sean Adl-Tabatabai blatant hatred for David Icke, publishing malicious lies purely as an attack on anyone is unforgivable and really quite pathetic.
Putin Fan Fiction


YourNewsWire oh-baxter-how-youve-changed-same-sean-adl-though-baxterI’ve written in the past about how many viral news sites like to appropriate Putin in order to make him speak out in favor of whatever cause they happen to support. These are typically related to issues like vaccines or GMOs. Now, dear readers, this bizarre practice seems to have reached a new level of insanity.

Check out this story from a serial offender called It claims that Putin recently survive an assassination attempt at the hands of the “New World Order.” Apparently the NWO is getting lazy these days because the best plan they could come up with was to ram the president’s apparently un-escorted car head on with another car. Not a car laden with explosives, mind you, but just a car. This was the plan to kill someone who would almost certainly be riding in the back seat…

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Alright, yeah I know it’s stupid to even begin “debunking” a story that is so obviously bullshit. Had anything close to this actually happened, Moscow would probably be on lockdown and I would be packing my bags so as to escape before the the whole country goes completely bonkers. Still, it’s hard not to dissect this story. What I find fascinating about this story is how it has developed the bizarre practice of Putin appropriation.

In the past, you just pretend he represents whatever wacky political ideology you support. You’re a right wing Christian fundamentalist? So is Putin! You believe in absolute gun rights? So does Putin! You hate it when people slurp their coffee? Putin actually executed a guy for doing exactly that! This, folks, is not that. This is something different.

We have reached a point where Western Putin fanboys are now basically writing fan-fiction about their hero. I’m actually quite surprised that the author of this story didn’t include a scene where Putin, emerging from his totaled Mercedes, stands looking up at the sky and with fists clenched screams, “Is that the best you can do?! It’ll take more than that, New World Order!” If Russia is known for wacky alternative history novels, America might soon supplant it with alternative present news stories.

Some are naturally going to speculate that is some kind of Kremlin-linked Russian outlet. Personally I’m not so sure. The author with a blurry photo of himself in St. Petersburg is supposedly named Baxter Dmitry. It’s written as though Dmitry is his surname. My experience says that Russian paid trolls won’t use any Russian-sounding name or first name when they engage in their shenanigans. More importantly, I’ve never seen confirmed Russian propaganda outright fabricating Putin quotes or in this case, inventing scenarios for the president out of thin air. I suspect that such activity would be seen as potentially disloyal or harmful by the people who run such operations.

If you follow Russia news you might find “stories” popping up in your Facebook feed as related articles. Who knows what adventures they’ll cook up for the Russian president in the future? Let’s just hope they don’t take a dark turn into erotic fiction.

A New Joker in the Deck


posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 03:24 PM

A thread was recently started concerning a “report circulating around the Kremlin” to the effect that Putin holds GMOs, vaccines, and junk food responsible for turning Americans into fat zombies. This supposed report certainly appeals to some folks’ confirmation biases, as it was no doubt intended to. The Kremlin “tell” is misleading, though. This non-news was not produced by our old friend Sorcha Faal. but rather a new fabulist writing under the handle “Baxter Dmitry.” Here is a screen capture of the most recent articles he has contributed to…

Here is the complete list:

Putin: Russia Is Ready To Show Proof That 9/11 Was An Inside Job 

(this has already caused some trouble on ATS.)

Queen Elizabeth Promises To ‘Take Back America’ If Trump Elected 

Vatileaks: Pope Says US Democracy Is Dead, Obama A “Dictator” 

Putin: Human Evolution Under Threat By Big Pharma, GMO, Vaccines 

There is a thread devoted to this.

Pope Warns “End Of Days Begin Now” As Iran-Saudi Crisis Develops 

I don’t frequent the Prophecy Board, but….

Putin Unleashes Cyborg Rats In War Against ISIS 

My nomination for the “Flying Saucers Versus the Nazi Dinosaurs” Prize.

North Korea Threatens Retaliation As Kim Jong-un Deported From UK 

Putin: The Illuminati Hope To Start World War 3, I Won’t Let Them 

Queen’s 2015 Christmas Message: “Enjoy Your Final Christmas” 

Donald Trump Strongly Denies Gay Putin Rumors 

Iran’s Supreme Leader Says New World Order To Be Thwarted In 2016 

Putin: ISIS Was Made In The USA, And We’re Going To Destroy Them 

Former Nanny Says Kim Kardashian An Illuminati Insider 

Putin Has Proof Princess Diana Was Killed By British Royal Family 

(Pics! What more proof do you need?)

Putin’s 2016 New Year Speech – I’m Going To Defeat The Illuminati 

David Icke Didn’t Expose Jimmy Savile Before He Died, But Tells Fans He Did 

Some of these articles are extremely funny, and I would like to think that they are clever satire. Here’s the problem: this is not a satirical site like The Onion. They intermingle real news with shoddy propaganda and outright hoaxes. The editor is a man going by the name of Sean Adl-Tabatabai . (Nice Irish-Arab name, eh?) He definitely has a point of view. Let’s examine one of the stories bearing his byline:

Netanyahu Cancels Elections, Vows To Serve Until At Least 2023

Israel have canceled a planned primary election for party leadership, placing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the leader of Israel until at least 2023. 

[Edit for brevity. –DJW00]

Netanyahu has been Israel’s prime minister for almost a decade.…[Emphasis mine. –DJW001]

Sure sounds like Netanyahu has mounted a coup. Here’s the problem, the article intentionally does not explain that the election that was cancelled was not a general election. That’s right, it was a primary election to determine party leadership… and yet, the author claims that Netanyahu will be the leader not of the Likkud Party, but leader of Israel until “at least 2023.” Even Sputnik, the source cited, made that distinction clear:…

Here is another article by the editor:

World War 3: Washington Has Iran-Middle East War On Agenda

Iranian naval Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi has accused Washington of going ahead with their plans of a Middle East war amid ongoing and deliberately orchestrated chaos and violence originating from the Pentagon.

The Commander says that Washington is intentionally provoking Iran into military escalation, due to a desire for World War 3. reports:

His remarks followed seizure of two small US vessels illegally operating in Iranian waters, briefly detaining their crew members.

Before their release, “the US navy and a US aircraft-carrier showed unprofessional behavior for about 40 minutes and made some moves in the air and the sea in the region,” said Fadavi – provocations risking direct confrontation.

Now this does sound like something an Iranian hardliner might say, so I tried to trace it back to its source. First stop:!

Does Washington Plan Greater Middle East War? Is War on Iran Still on the Pentagon’s Drawing Board?

The region already is cauldron of endless violence and chaos. Is Washington planning a scenario of military escalation.

Iranian naval commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi accused Washington of reckless moves, risking war with the Islamic Republic.

His remarks followed seizure of two small US vessels illegally operating in Iranian waters, briefly detaining their crew members.

Before their release, “the US navy and a US aircraft-carrier showed unprofessional behavior for about 40 minutes and made some moves in the air and the sea in the region,” said Fadavi – provocations risking direct confrontation.…

Think about it. At least had the honesty to phrase the headline as a rhetorical question rather than a fact! For the record, here is the FARS reporting that inspired this echo chamber:

US Reckless Moves in Persian Gulf Could Trigger War

TEHRAN (FNA)- IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the US warships were making irrational and unprofessional moves after ten American marines were arrested for illegally entering Iran’s territorial waters on Tuesday.
Admiral Fadavi’s remarks came after the IRGC seized two US Navy boats Tuesday and detained them on Iran’s Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf.

“After that the US navy and a US aircraft-carrier showed unprofessional behavior for about 40 minutes and made some moves in the air and the sea in the region…but calm was restored to the region with the timely action of the IRGC forces and came under our 100 percent control,” Admiral Fadavi said.

The IRGC Navy commander reiterated that his forces are in full control of all waters of the Persian Gulf and Hormuz Strait.…
Note that the Iranian source does not attribute intent. Instead, it warns that clumsy moves could destabilize the srategic situation. You will note that the Admiral does not characterize the American ships’ actions a being provocative. Rather, the point seems to be that the Americans had poor discipline, leading to a confused situation that the IRGC was able to restore to order.

In conclusion, ATS members should approach with all due skepticism, and treat anything that Baxter Dmitry posts as a [HOAX!].

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