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Multimillionaire American Podiatrist Co-Owns Pro-Kremlin Propaganda Website

The podiatrist, Dr. Vladimir Zeetser, owns a minority share of DRN Media, the company behind the Duran, a website promoting false conspiracy theories echoing Russian state messaging.

June 29, 2022 12:45 pm Scott Stedman and Eric Levai

A multimillionaire Los Angeles-based podiatrist co-owns the Cypriot company behind a prominent pro-Kremlin propaganda website, Forensic News can exclusively report. The podiatrist, Dr. Vladimir Zeetser, owns a minority share of DRN Media, the company behind the Duran, a website promoting false conspiracy theories echoing Russian state messaging. He was added […]

AdminLeo: OnlyFans Owner’s Dubious Financial History

March 9, 2022 1:56 pm Scott Stedman

The first digital trace of Leo Radvinsky dates back to 1997 when Radvinsky, then just 15-years-old, acted as a webmaster for an online science fiction strategy game called X-COM: Apocalypse, where players fend off attacking aliens invading from space.   During the ensuing 23 years, Radvinsky built an online operation of […]

151 Lawmakers Own Stock in Their Corporate Donors

March 7, 2022 12:17 pm Adrienne Cobb

Bills banning stock trading by lawmakers are gaining traction in the U.S. House and Senate amid mounting public attention on the market moves made by leadership and the rank-and-file alike.  Some of the proposed bills impose restrictions on lawmakers’ immediate families. The “Ban Congressional Stock Trading Act,” introduced by Sens. […]

Forensic Fact-Check: Did China’s Evergrande Default?

November 12, 2021 3:53 pm Daniel Mackisack

The statement: Evergrande dodges default Over the last few days, the question of whether Evergrande defaulted has been widely reported. However, there appear to be two conflicting narratives. One says they did. The other more dominant narrative says they narrowly avoided it with a last-minute payment. Which was it? Watch […]

Forensic Fact-Check: Carcinogen in Hand Sanitizers?

November 11, 2021 2:25 pm Paige Edwards

The Statement: NBC News headline on hand sanitizer in the age of COVID-19: “Without ability to force recalls, FDA can only warn consumers about benzene in hand sanitizers.” Our Rating:  Mostly accurate. Watch the above video for our research process and decision on this rating using the Stone software.  

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