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There is no evidence that the image of the credit card was found on the alleged hard drive of Hunter Biden’s laptop.
The photo isn’t new. It first appeared online in December 2019, almost a year before the New York Post’s story about the laptop was published.
The story about the contents of Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop hard drive continues to dominate on social media days before the election, and now some posts are attempting to drag in the relatives of other powerful Democrats.
Social media posts claim, without proof, that a photo of a credit card allegedly belonging to President Barack Obama’s oldest daughter, Malia, was also leaked from the hard drive. The image shows a worn JP Morgan Visa card with the name "Malia A. Obama" on it next to lines of white powder.
"Malia Obama’s credit card used to chop and line up cocaine found on Hunter Biden’s laptop," words above the image read.
The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
The image is not new. It first appeared online in late December 2019, 10 months before the New York Post’s story about the laptop was published.
At the time, various websites said that "hackers" stole Malia Obama’s credit card and posted it online. The origin of the photo is still unknown, and any connection between Malia Obama and the white substance in the image remains unsubstantiated.
We haven’t been able to review or verify the contents of the laptop hard drive allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden because the data has not been seen, at least not widely. Allies of President Donald Trump who say they have it — particularly Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer who procured the laptop — have declined to share the data with other outlets for review.
The Obama daughters have been popular targets for purveyors of misinformation for years. This is another example of that. We rate it False.
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