A FAKE conspiracy theory floats a disturbing claim about the son of presidential hopeful Joe Biden and daughter of former president Barack Obama.
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What is the fake conspiracy theory about Hunter Biden and Malia Obama?
An image of a credit card seen next to a powdery substance is the root of the fictional claim, AceShowbiz reports. The dangerous internet rumor is untrue and without any foundation.
Malia Obama, 22, is the older daughter of former president Barack Obama. Hunter Biden, 50, is a lawyer and son of Joe Biden.Barack Obama and daughter Malia make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Los Angeles International Airport on April 8, 2016Credit: AFP - Getty Alleged photo of Hunter Biden found on laptop
Conspiracy theorists claim Biden can be seen holding the hair of Malia Obama in a photo.
"Is that Malia Obama partially blurred in the photos with Hunter Biden? Sure looks like it when combined with the lines of cocaine and her credit card," one social media user wrote, according to The International Business Times.
What is the Hunter Biden laptop scandal?
A laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden is believed to contain emails that reveal his foreign business dealings in Ukraine – as well as suspected compromising photos involving sex acts and crack cocaine use.
Biden's laptop has been the subject of a media storm after the New York Post published a "smoking-gun" email that it alleged reveals how Hunter Biden introduced his father to a Ukrainian businessman, Vadym Pozharskyi, when Joe Biden was Vice President.Hunter and Joe BidenCredit: Getty - Contributor
Some Republicans have claimed that Joe Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating Burisma, an energy firm Pozharskyi was an advisor to and Hunter Biden was on the board of.
The Biden campaign has strongly denied the claims, with the candidate branding the allegations a "smear campaign."
The laptop is also reported to contain a 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman, as well as other sexually explicit images.Barack Obama stands on stage with daughter Malia following Obama's nomination acceptance speech at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 2012 Credit: AFP
Democrats such as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff have claimed that the leaked information was part of a Russian disinformation campaign, but Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe denied these claims.
When is Election Day?
Joe Biden squares off against Trump on Tuesday, November 3.
In-person voting has already started in New York City and around the country.
New Yorkers waited for hours at packed polling sites during the last weekend in October.