Rand Paul and Fox Business fell for 'one big lie' published anonymously on Substack: report
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Fox Business (screengrab).

The flow of disinformation about the 2020 presidential was chased down by reporter Nick Martin on Monday.


Martin, the editor of The Informant newsletter on Substack and a longtime journalist, reported what he had learned in a Twitter thread.

Martin explained why an anonymous Substack account should have raised plenty of red flags, but the "easily debunked conspiracy theory" it was pushing was still picked up by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Fox Business.

Martin concluded, "clearly Substack is being exploited by bad actors, and the company should figure out a way to turn the ship back towards its original journalistic mission before its too late."

Here is his thread: