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Elizabeth Lea Vos @ElizabethleaVos
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The #Forensicator has published a new post:

"#Guccifer2 Returns to the East Coast"…
Forensicator was kind enough to provide @DisobedientNews with an introduction to his latest post, available here:

Forensicator: #Guccifer2.0 Returns To The East Coast…

"In this post, we announce a new finding that confirms our previous work and is the basis for an update that we recently made to #Guccifer2’s Russian Breadcrumbs."…
"In our original publication of that report, we posited that there were indications of a GMT+4 timezone offset (legacy Moscow DST) in a batch of files that #Guccifer2 posted on July 6, 2016. At the time, we viewed it as a “#Russian breadcrumb” that G2 intentionally planted."
Critical point by #Forensicator:

"Now, based on new information, we have revised that conclusion: The timezone offset was in fact GMT-4 (US Eastern DST). Here, we will describe how we arrived at this new, surprising conclusion and relate it to our prior work."
This new conclusion was brought about thanks to the work of @ClimateAudit, who reproduced #Forensicator's work and found one error, which when fixed, leads to the additional East Coast finding.

"We mistakenly interpreted the last modified time that LibreOffice wrote as “2015-08-25T23:07:00Z” as a GMT time value. Typically, the trailing “Z” means “Zulu Time“, but in this case, LibreOffice incorrectly added the “Z”."
"@ClimateAudit’s tests confirm that LibreOffice records the “last modified” time as local time (not GMT). The following section describes the method that we used to determine the timezone offset in force when the document was saved."
"The Eastern timezone setting found in #Guccifer2’s documents published on July 6, 2016 is significant, because as we showed in Guccifer 2.0 #NGPVan Metadata Analysis, Guccifer 2 was likely on the East Coast the previous day, when he collected the DNC-related files in ngpvan..."

"Also, recall that #Guccifer2 was likely on the East Coast a couple of months later on September 1, 2016 when he built the final ngpvan.7z file."

"We believe that in all three cases #Guccifer2 was unlikely to anticipate that this Eastern timezone setting could be derived from the metadata of the documents that he published..."
@dcampbell_iptv @Thomas_Drake1
"...objected to our East Coast finding as it related to our analysis of the ngpvan.7z file. This critic concluded that Guccifer2 deliberately planted the clue to implicate a DNC worker who would die under suspicious circumstances on July 10, 2016."
"Further, this critic accused the Forensicator (and @with_integrity) of using this finding to amplify #Forensicator’s report in an effort to spread #disinformation. He implied that Forensicator’s report was supplied by Russian operatives via a so-called "tip-off file.""
"The Forensicator addresses those baseless criticisms and accusations in The Campbell Conspiracy."…
"Now, we have this additional East Coast indication, which appears just one day after the ngpvan.7z files were collected. This new East Coast indication is found in a completely different group of files that Guccifer2 published on his blog site."

@raymcgovern @unjoe
"Further, this East Coast finding has its own unique and equally unlikely method of derivation."
"If we apply our critic’s logic, what do we now conclude? That #Guccifer2 also deliberately planted this new East Coast indication? To what end? We wonder: Will this new evidence compel our out-spoken critic [@dcampbell_iptv] to retract his unsubstantiated claims & accusations?"
Forensicator's introduction concludes with the following closing thought:…
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