Would you swipe right on Jack Posobiec?
Would you swipe right on Jack Posobiec? Screengrab from Twitter

Sponsored

Today, Lindsey Ledford, founding member of Hire Tech Ladies, wrote a Tweet saying she discovered a Bumble profile of a man claiming to be Jack Posobiec, the conspiracy theorist who instigated PizzaGate, planted a "Rape Melania" sign at an anti-Trump protest, and threatened to tear down the Lenin statue in Fremont last summer.

The profile claimed Posobiec was an ENFJ who was an "Aspiring writer - Constant reader," a person who was "just looking for someone to make fun of movies with."

In a thread, Ledford revealed screenshots of her conversation with a representative from Bumble, who removed the profile from the app following her complaint. "Bumble was founded on the core values of kindness, respect, integrity and equality, and we do not tolerate anyone who does not uphold these values on our platform," the representative wrote. Check out the thread:



Posobiec denies keeping a profile on Bumble. When asked if he kept a profile on the app, he told the Stranger: "No. Never had one, I have a hot Eastern European wife as everyone knows."

On Twitter, Posobiec claims he is now "filing an identity theft report with the FBI over fraudulent accounts" made of him online.

Support The Stranger

However, all Bumble accounts must be created using a Facebook account. A representative from Bumble confirmed with the Stranger that the Facebook user jack.posobiec indeed created the "Jack" profile the company removed today. That Facebook page appears to be Posobiec's legitimate Facebook profile page.

Technically someone could have hacked Posobiec's Facebook account and set up the profile on Bumble, but the Bumble representative says the account has been inactive since 2016. The potential hacker would have had to hack Posobiec's Facebook account, created a Bumble profile, and then just randomly stopped using it two years ago. Which sounds...unlikely.

When asked to confirm the legitimacy of his Facebook page, Posobiec replied, "Are [sic] used to be in the Navy, we play pranks like this on each other all the time. It’s not that big of a deal."