Fact Check: 'Cabal Leaders' Did NOT Go To Antarctica To Surrender To Extraterrestrials & Earth Alliance

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  • by: Ed Payne
Fact Check: 'Cabal Leaders' Did NOT Go To Antarctica To Surrender To Extraterrestrials & Earth Alliance Fake Tweets

Did "cabal leaders" go to Antarctica to surrender to extraterrestrials and the Earth Alliance? No, that's not true: The article provides no verifiable evidence to support its story that terms for surrender are being negotiated. The article also includes fake tweets allegedly foreshadowing the meeting from global financial leaders and high-tech payment experts.

The claim appeared in an article (archived here) published by ExoPolitics.org on December 16, 2021, titled "Cabal leaders go to Antarctica to surrender to Extraterrestrials & Earth Alliance." It opens:

News has recently emerged of global elites (aka cabal) going to Antarctica for a secret meeting. We know from public tweets that Claus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Cristina Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank attended a secret Antarctica meeting. Two others present were Brad Garlinghouse and David Schwartz, respectively the President and Chief Technical Officer of Ripple Labs, a computer software company specializing in online payment systems.

This is what the post looked like on ExoPolitics.org on December 17, 2021:

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(Source: ExoPolitics.org screenshot taken on Fri Dec 17 16:38:53 2021 UTC)

The article's QAnon-inspired tale of global elites going to Antarctica for a secret meeting to surrender to aliens and the fictional Earth Alliance is undermined by four fake tweets attributed to the global financial leaders and high-tech payment experts. The posts were supposed to be from Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank; Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum; and Brad Garlinghouse and David Schwartz of Ripple Labs, a computer software company that develops and distributes an open-source payments protocol. Garlinghouse is the CEO and Schwartz is the chief technical officer:

Fake Tweets.png

(Source: ExoPolitics.org screenshot taken on Fri Dec 17 20:59:34 2021 UTC)

While the four faux tweets look authentic, they were never published. Lead Stories could not find any of them on the verified Twitter accounts of the four or on Internet Archive, a site that stores web pages for later review.

Christine Lagarde

The is what Lagarde's archived Twitter account looked like around July 13, 2021, the date her tweet was allegedly made:

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(Source: Internet Archive screenshot taken on Fri Dec 17 21:35:52 2021 UTC)

Klaus Schwab

This is Schwab's archived Twitter account around November 30, 2021, the date his tweet was allegedly made:

klaus 2.png

(Source: Internet Archive screenshot taken on Fri Dec 17 21:46:42 2021 UTC)

Brad Garlinghouse

This is Garlinghouse's archived Twitter account around November 30, 2021, the date his tweet was allegedly made:

Garlinghouse.jpg

(Source: Internet Archive screenshot taken on Fri Dec 17 21:58:29 2021 UTC)

David Schwartz

This is Schwartz's archived Twitter account around December 2, 2021, the date his tweet was allegedly made:

David 2.jpg

(Source: Internet Archive screenshot taken on Fri Dec 17 22:03:48 2021 UTC)

There was one truth to the fake tweets, Schwartz was near the South Pole at that time, but it wasn't a secret. From December 3, 2021, through December 14, 2021, his Twitter account (archived here) included pictures of icebergs, penguins and other wildlife in the Antarctic region. None of them included extraterrestrials. Here are a few of his tweets:

The ExoPolitical.org article's claim adds to the QAnon conspiracy of a cabal of blood-drinking global elites working for global dominion. Only this time there are aliens. Lead Stories has extensively debunked dozens of QAnon-related claims.

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  Ed Payne

Ed Payne is a staff writer at Lead Stories. He is an Emmy Award-winning journalist as part of CNN’s coverage of 9/11. Ed worked at CNN for nearly 24 years with the CNN Radio Network and CNN Digital. Most recently, he was a Digital Senior Producer for Gray Television’s Digital Content Center, the company’s digital news hub for 100+ TV stations. Ed also worked as a writer and editor for WebMD. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, Ed is the author of two children’s book series: “The Daily Rounds of a Hound” and “Vail’s Tales.” 

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