Summary: Edward Snowden has claimed that Bin Laden is “alive and well” living in the Bahamas.
Originated from: WorldNewsDailyReport.com
Date(s) active: Aug 2015
Rumours that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has claimed former Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is actually alive and living in the Bahamas are spreading across the Internet. The rumours trace back to an article on WorldNewDailyReport.com that claims Snowden is in possession of classified documents proving the reports and also asserts the CIA is funding Osama and is lavish lifestyle. The WorldNewsDaily.com article reads in part –
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, has made a new controversial claim yesterday, saying that he possessed some classified information proving that Osama Bin Laden is still alive.
Snowden, who lives as a fugitive in Russia after leaking documents about the NSA’s surveillance programs has made some previously unreported allegations about the famous terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, during an interview with the Moscow Tribune.
Despite many conspiracy theories regarding Osama Bin Laden and various claims that he is still alive and well, it is worth noting that WorldNewsDailyReport.com is a fake news website that does not publish genuine news. Whilst it is true that leaked Snowden files have included information about Bin Laden – including the claim that the Pentagon ran DNA tests on his body after he was killed by Navy Seals – there has been no claim by Snowden that Bin Laden is alive or living in the Bahamas.
Of course if Snowden had made such controversial statements, it is a story that would have garnered plenty of press attention. Even the most hardened of conspiracy theorists couldn’t possibly believe that the entire world media would have ignored such newsworthy claims, all except one blog that just happens to print fake news!
Given that WorldNewsDailyReport.com failed to provide any sources or an explanation as to how they managed to get their information that apparently derived from Snowden, it is clear that this story is just the latest in a long string of nonsense that is printed from this site on a daily basis.
World News Daily Report has a disclaimer on their website that reads in part –
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Thus the site is just another example of a fake news “fauxtire” site. You can read more about fauxtire websites here and how they differ from genuine satire websites.