X22Report: The Road to Financial Collapse is Paved with Backlinks
For 10 years Dave from X22Report has faithfully reported on the impending economic collapse of our country, and his dedicated followers, blinded with admiration, could not even be bothered question his credentials.
As of Sep 2020, X22Report had 47k BitChute subscribers, nearly 422k Twitter followers, and 923k YouTube subscribers. His podcast is featured on most QAnon related sites and podcast platforms. His website gets about 15k estimated pageviews per day, but his YouTube channel is where most go to get updated content. His videos on YouTube have over 267m views, averaging somewhere around 8m-12m views per month, with an earning potential of $485k to $2.4m ($688k avg) annually.  
His Twitter, YouTube, and PayPal accounts have all been suspended but that hasn't deterred him.
So who is Dave?From X22Report's about page:
Dave’s Bio: I am 54 years old and I have children. I lived in NY and I was there for 911 and the North East blackout. I lost my job in 2008 and was laid off. Since 2008 I have been prepping. My wife, kids and I try to eat organic and we try to avoid all chemicals in foods. We make our own bread, food and pizza from scratch. I have a technology background and have worked for large financial institutions. My main job was securing the systems from viruses and hackers and maintaining the trading systems so the money flowed from system to system.
A step back in time, to Nov 2013, reveals a slightly more informative paragraph which will be used for the eventual confirmation of identity.
Dave’s Bio: I am 47 years old and I have 4 kids. They are 12, 12, 12, and 11. Yes I have triplets and another a year later. I lived in NY and I was there for 911 and the North East blackout. I lost my job in 2008 and was laid off. Since 2008 I have been prepping. My wife, kids and I try to eat organic and we try to avoid all chemicals in foods. We make our own bread, food and pizza from scratch. I have a technology background and have worked for large financial institutions. My main job was securing the systems from viruses and hackers and maintaining the trading systems so the money flowed from system to system.
X22Report.com is associated with the IP Address: 184.108.40.206, and the analytics ID: UA-38744088. The site NewzSentinel, which resembles X22Report, and The People's Newz also used that analytics ID.
Via Reddit, we can see a list of users who have linked to these sites, in order to spot similarities or suspicious behavior.NewzSentinel
- VaccineTruth11: Registered 03 2019. Spammed the same links to various subs
- bfwilley: Account suspended but archive shows history of spam.
- MolestedConservative: Many posts removed due to spam, rehosted content, personal blog, off-topic, etc.
- ppager73: Spam links
- tinyten69: Catalogues every X22Report post
- chickyrogue: Spam links, unusual comments. Older archive shows odd behavior.
I also found a development site belonging to X22Report. This gave me the username: fishmand65. It is never a good idea to attach any significant date to your username. In Dave's case, 65 is a reference to the year of his birth, 1965.
With that username I was able to find an archived whois for X22Report registered to the email firstname.lastname@example.org and name David Fishman.
Also connected to this email address is the domain fishmanreporting.com. The address listed is 23 Mark Twain, Carmel NY, but this address does not exist. It is actually a combination of 2 previous addresses, 23 Mark Twain Dr, Morristown, NJ and 54 Sparrow Ridge Rd, Carmel, NY, belonging to David Marc Fishman.
An in depth look at his profile allowed the discovery of his Instagram account, and his wife's Facebook page, where I was able to confirm that this Dave has triplets with a 4th child a year later. It also gives us a ton of e-mail addresses with the following domains:
- mailordermommy.com (not what it sounds like)
Of the domains on that list, the most important would be howtopcguru.com, as it might give us insight into his security background within financial institutions, as he mentioned on his about page.
In reality, this page is a disappointment. It is a poorly written advertisement for a free, 133 page eBook. All you have to do is give him your email address.
Can an anti-virus application fight against spyware, adware, hacker attacks, information loss, information theft, identity theft and wireless security?
So do you really believe that you are protected against threats on the internet.
Think about this, someone can take your bank account number, passwords, files etc off of your pc and you would never know it. Have you ever had a pop-up that you couldn't get rid of. This is called adware, adware was probably installed on your pc without you even knowing it. Let me tell you how I am going to help you close virtually all security holes on your your PC and keep you up to date on security issues.
At the end of this page is a postscript for another website he owns called tipsquad.com.
Doing a search for 'David Marc Fishman' brings up a ton of random articles written by Dave:
Finding The Right Niche And Selling The Right Products
'If you have a website one of the most important part is optimizing it for traffic, one of the ways to do this is to get inbound links to your site. '
SNAPLET Launches Trendy Bracelets Where Charms Snap On And Off
'Tapping into the issue, Snaplet’s new bracelets line lets them find innovative ways to accessorize their bracelets whenever they want and express themselves using colorful and different charms. The bracelets are poised to be popular with children, both boys and girls, because of the ability to play with their appearance by snapping charms on and off them.'
Educate Yourself on Gold Jewelry
'If you are looking at gold jewelry one of the best places to look is the internet. By searching the internet you will be able to find a cost saving on jewelry.'
Skin Care Needs To Be On The Top Of You List
'When looking at someone's skin you can see the pores with the naked eye, they are not large but you can see them, if a pore got clogged you will see the black spot and it will be very noticeable.'
The Best Way To Learn The Piano
'Is there any other educational area where students are taught only in a one-on-one situation, not really?'
The Best Countertops Are Granite
'If you're bathroom already has a particular color scheme, in terms of wall paint and decorative accents, a starting point would be to choose a complimentary color or another shade of that color.'
These articles are missing punctuation, have words spelled incorrectly, and end abruptly. There is a list of over 100 Ezine articles that Dave has written, but most are related to Real Estate and Marketing. Of the ~10 articles related to Computers and Technology, half are about speeding up a slow computer and only one is about PC security, and it's using the same copy from the howtopcguru.com site above. There is also only one article about Finance. Seems strange coming from someone so knowledgeable about the economy.
At the end of each article is an author bio, crafted carefully to match the preceding content. Here is a list of some that I found:
- David Marc Fishman is the owner of discount gold jewelry site. Find the finest real gold jewelry. Get a nice diamond chain. (source)
- David Marc Fishman is the owner of www.priceriot.com. Priceriot is a new online auction where prices drop as people shop for Ipod. (source)
- David Marc Fishman is the owner of ask an expert. The new way to give advice by video. Online auction shopping experience. (source)
- David Marc Fishman is the owner of linknetics.com. The Best affiliate program. (source)
- David Marc Fishman is the owner of bornasuperstar.com. The online talent shows for musicians. (source)
- Melissa Fishman and David Marc Fishman are the owner of Mailordermommy. Mailordermommy sells party favors. Learn the power of success. (source)
- David Marc Fishman is the owner of myarticlezine.com. Submit articles for Free. (source)
Wrap it up
Ultimately our path has led to the front door of a link farmer who appears to have successfully found his niche, taking up residence in Florida, upgrading last year to a 6 bedroom home worth nearly $1M. Dave has mastered the art of catering to conservatives. He stokes his listeners fear of financial collapse while lining his pockets, never experiencing that same fear himself.
And if that wasn't enough to convince his followers that he does not have their best interests at heart, how about the fact that up until his recent move in which he has removed his political affiliation, he's been registered as a Democrat?
To quote Dave from one of his many articles:
There is a lot of money to be made this way. Think of a well defined focused market that is niche based, this is what you should go after.