El Chapo ISIS hoax has been uncovered after it fooled millions people. The El Chapo hoax was sent to the terrorist leader, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, in response to one of his shipments of cocaine being destroyed, according to News York Post.
The hoax was sent as an encrypted email written by Mexican cartel leader with a threat to the group. El Chapo said he was upset about declared war on the ISIS after he lost money from a lost container carrying cocaine.
The story was originally featured on a website dedicated to reporting the war on drugs before being picked up a number of mainstream international news outlets. But several writers investigated the source of the story and claimed it was a work of pure fiction.
The El Chapo ISIS hoax fooled a lot of people after the fictional story was published on November 30 by Steve Charnock, who works for Thug Life Videos. The website, and a number of others Charnock works for, upload real news stories, funny videos and some satirical pieces.
Their aim is for these comedy pieces to go viral, but they never intended it to be picked up by major news outlets. Charnock said he and his boss came up with the ISIS hoax. They had previously joked in reports that the Bloods and Crips had waged war against the militants, but the stories were fake.
“It was satire, faux news,” he said. “It got a few shares on Facebook initially, but now it is the top story on some websites.” Charnock added that none of the news outlets contacted him to clarify the information about the El Chapo email.
No one, he said, questioned how the Middle East shipment was destroyed or how the son of one of the world’s most notorious fugitives would have been able to encrypt an email from El Chapo to the leader of ISIS.
In the original story he made up quotes from El Chapo, who escaped from prison through a tunnel in July.
“My men will destroy you. The world is not yours to dictate. I pity the next son of a wh*** that tries to interfere with the business of the Sinaloa Cartel. I will have their heart and tongue torn from them.”
He also wrote that three cartels The Sinaloa Cartel, The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Los Zetas, were expanding into the Middle East.
There have been recent stories about criminal factions and families responding to the threat of ISIS.
While the El Chapo ISIS hoax has been uncovered, several news outlets still claim that the hardly worded email was from a leak inside the cartel. But other media outlets point to Steve Charnock as the culprit.