Fakeologist is a multimedia website focused on discussion of media fakery. Much of my personal development as an independent thinker and researcher can be traced back to my interaction with the Fakeologist platform and its users. On this page I will give my own take on Fakeologist as it exists today. This page last updated October 2019.


What is Fakeologist?

A multimedia blog-based website focused on discussion of media fakery, which has attracted a small community of contributors who take part in the discussion via the:

*Fakeologist Discord server

*Comments sections of the blog posts

*Integrated webforum (see here)

On average about one or two new posts are published on the blog each day, which generally focus on a particular recent media story, or promote a new podcast/YouTube video by a third party.

Since April 2017, much of the site’s activity has been centred upon its Discord server, which facilitates audio chats (often streamed live) between various Fakeologists as well as round-the-clock text chat discussions.

Participants in the Discord server discussions have the ability to livestream their discussion via the Fakeologist website, and each broadcast discussion is then reuploaded as a standalone mp3 file for anybody to download/stream. These ‘audiochats’ are permanently archived and there are now over 500 such discussions available at Fakeologist right now.

Who runs the operation?

The site belongs to a man who calls himself ‘Ab Irato’ or more often just ‘Ab’. Ab (also known as ‘Tim’) does not reveal his legal identity or his physical appearance, but has given some level of detail about his life via the posts and podcasts. The following is a basic overview of the character known as ‘Ab’ according to his own testimony:

Ab is a middle-aged American man, currently living in Canada, whose day job involves large amounts of driving cross-country, which allows him to listen to many podcasts. Has a family, but the wife and children are disinterested in media fakery, making the fakeologist website Ab’s chief outlet for discussion of such topics. First awoke to the lie system a few years ago after learning about the deception involved in the official story of 9/11, and decided to begin his own blog/podcast in response, which eventually became the Fakeologist site as it stands today.

Ab is a heavy promoter of Simon Shack’s September Clues film, which Ab cites as the key source of his own initiation into what he now knows as media fakery. Ab has interviewed Shack on several occasions, although their relationship has recently (circa mid-2015 to the present) been strained by Ab’s promotion of the Flat Earth meme (or, more specifically, Ab’s reposting of prominent Flat Earth promoters’ material). Ab takes a particular interest in local news fakery around his own province of Ontario.

Ab spent most of 2017 focused on ‘elite gender inversion’ (a.k.a transvetigations), a niche field of conspiracy ‘research’ (i.e. entertainment/gossip) concerned with questions such as, ‘is [ostensibly female celebrity] really a man?’. This interest appears to have died down by the beginning of 2018.

Who else is involved?

A small community of fellow ‘fakeologists’ regularly contribute their thoughts to the site. A core group of four or five individuals regularly partake in the ‘audiochats’, which are sporadic and self-initiated podcasts which stream live via the fakeologist site and are then archived for later listening.

An outer group of perhaps a dozen or more individuals occasionally join in the audiochats as well but much less frequently than the core group. Fakeologists reside primarily in North America, Europe and Australia, are usually males in their middle to later years, and generally do not host their own websites or content hubs (although there are some exceptions).

As of October 2019, the following is/was a fair summary of the main fakeologist participants:

Current most prominent: Ab (Canada) | Gaia (Holland / Columbia) | Geris (Switzerland)

Formerly prominent: Rollo (Aus) | Tom Dalpra (UK) | Frank (Aus) | Unreal (Europe)

Occasional: Exoteric (Aus) | Velocet (Aus) | Phil Blanks (US)

On the outer (?): Typo Error (Britain) | Faye (Switzerland) | NotSoFreeMason (US) | FarceValue (US) | Napoleon Wilson (UK)

Gone (?) but not forgotten: Delcroix (Ireland) | O’halahan (South Korea via US) | John Adams** (US)

**Note that this is the same John Adams who featured regularly on Hoaxbusters Call with Chris Kendall (who has also made some appearances on the Fakeologist Discord server). It was a truther drama centred upon Fakeologist in the first half of 2018 which led John Adams to apparently quit the ACT realm.

Why should I engage with fakeologist?

Ab regularly posts videos and podcasts from a relatively wide range of sources, from mainstream ‘alternative media’ outlets through to small-time YouTubers with a only a handful of subscribers. Exposure to a range of viewpoints and interests can be useful for the would-be deprogrammer, especially in the intermediate stages of the process.

Ab’s familiarity with and interest in the broader online ‘truth’ scene makes his site accessible for typical YouTube ‘truthers’ (and other Baby Hoax truthers) who are looking to further their deprogramming.

Ab’s own opinions on fakeology are generally well-developed and insightful, particularly in regards to the logistical/technical aspects of how TPWRTS might accomplish their operations, and also the meta-aspects of this line of inquiry, such as the ‘group psychology’ of the masses and their willingness to believe. Ab’s method of delivery and demeanour is dispassionate and mellow, which makes for a pleasant contrast to well-known ‘conspiracy theorists’ such as Alex Jones, and prominent Baby Hoax truthers such as those commonly found on YouTube.

Although for the past year or so he has rarely conducted one-on-one interviews, some of Ab’s previous podcasts remain top quality. It is well worth perusing his back-catalogue which features many timeless gems. For example, see his interviews with Rae West of Big Lies (March 2013 and April 2015).

Most of the individuals involved in the fakeologist virtual community are (or can be) pleasant and interesting to talk with and listen to. Several of them do seem genuinely interested in research (even if only trivial in nature in comparison with genuine primary source research methodology) and they often leave post/forum comments containing useful links for further investigation. Collectively they have a terrific breadth and depth of insight and knowledge into media fakery and related topics, particularly at the Baby Hoax, Toddler Hoax and Kiddy Hoax levels.

Why should I exercise caution when dealing with fakeologist?

Like most platforms in the ACT realm, Fakeologist has attracted a number of individuals who radiate negativity. This is not the fault of Ab, who is generally anything but negative. It is simply an element of this scene which is difficult to mitigate, unless one employs a paywall to filter out the riff-raff. Negative people will rarely pay for access to exclusive content/servers, which makes even meagre/inexpensive paywalls an effective measure to keep negative mindsets out. Ab has decided against employing a paywall on his site and so it remains home to many negative people.

Ab is reticent to discuss many aspects of race realism and cultural marxism. This may mislead a n00b deprogrammer into a false sense of awareness regarding not only who is largely responsible for the maintenance of the lie system, but why they are doing it, and what they ultimately hope to accomplish.

Most Fakeologists also remain openly hostile to the War Hoax. That is, they will continue to promote the lie that millions of people died in so-called ‘war combat’, and attack anybody who points out that ‘War’ is in fact a Hoax. On one absurd and comical occasion, a number of Fakeologists even agreed with the notion that War is a Hoax, but then continued to argue that War is also somehow ‘real’, and attacked JLB for explaining that War is a Hoax. Whether this is merely a manifestation of cognitive dissonance, or there is some other explanation, is a matter on which it is not worth speculating here.

Update Oct 2019: It appears that the fakeologist crowd is finally waking up to the War Hoax. See this post by Ab, and this follow-up audio by JLB.

Most Fakeologists also seem to remain under the spell of the ‘paid shills‘ meme. This is the psychologically and spiritually toxic belief system which posits that a bunch of people sitting around and talking about media deceptions are so important/dangerous that some government or military body is paying people to spy on them and even infiltrate their ranks (apparently to ‘stop’ them from doing… what exactly? I don’t know). Yes, people really believe this crap.

It is not just a stereotype: most people in this corner of the internet are truly deluded beyond hope of rehabilitation, and will accuse anybody who questions the ‘paid shill’ meme of being a witch blasphemer ‘paid shill’ himself. Some people (JLB included) have admittedly fallen victim to this belief system upon initial arrival in the ACT realm, but then managed to undo the programming. However, most people who have been immersed in ‘paid shill’ meme belief for any significant length of time will never be able to recover. It is pernicious.

In 2015 and 2016, Ab heavily promoted the Flat Earth meme. Ab was conspicuously the very first person to ever interview Mark Sargent of ‘Flat Earth Clues’ infamy. Will he be as generous in promoting the superior Bon Earth model? Only time will tell.

In 2017 Ab focused heavily on the ‘elite gender inversion’ or ‘transvestigation‘ field of conspiracy candy. In fact, he has even appeared in a studio interview with local Ontario ‘satellite radio’ outfit Humble and Fred, promoting the topic of ‘EGI’ as apparently more important and/or interesting than regular media fakery and the 9/11 deception — topics whose coverage helped Ab to build his audience and credibility within the media fakery scene when he first began his website.

Ab has interviewed several prominent YouTube ‘transvestigators’ and regularly reposts their material to his website. Even more conspicuously, Ab was one of the first to interview the clown who calls himself ‘Jon Humanity’. This is reminiscent of Ab also being the very first to interview Mark Sargent when Flat Earth was sprung on an unsuspecting ACTism audience.

JLB’s interactions with Fakeologist

My first exposure to fakeologist.com was during the 2015 Transasia ‘YouTube Truth Movement’ Saga, circa February of that year. I somehow stumbled upon an audiochat featuring prominent Australian fakeologist ‘Rollo’ in which the ongoing Youtube ‘truther’ drama was discussed, and my interest was piqued when Rollo mentioned the Australian Roundtable Podcast (the weekly show which I was hosting at the time).

Shortly thereafter Ab invited me to take part in a live call with Mark Sargent, whose ‘Flat Earth Clues’ had taken the alternative/independent media (or ‘truth movement’) scene by storm. I have since been involved in dozens of Fakeologist ‘audiochats’ and also left a small number of comments on blog posts at the site.

I have also promoted fakeologist on several occasions, via my own videos and podcasts. Rollo has also made several appearances on my own live YouTube hangouts, most famously taking part in the live on-air exposure of then-popular YouTube ‘truther’ ‘Jeff C’ during a boozy Sunday Sessions in July, 2015.

More recently, Ab was a guest on the Member Skype Call series. You can listen/download that interview here.

The KHam Affair of 2015

At a later time I will go into more detail about what shall be for now termed the ‘KHam Affair’. For now, a brief summary: In early 2015, ‘KHam’, an American woman (who claims to be a schoolteacher) hosted a weekly show on Fakeologist and was in effect the 2IC of the website – at least in terms of content production and social hierarchy. Simon Shack was (and still largely is) idolised as a research demigod by many Fakeologists, especially KHam (and Rollo).

As the Flat Earth meme began to sweep the internet, Shack’s website ‘cluesforum’ began heavily propagating the counter-meme that the Flat Earth meme was a ‘psyop’, intended to ‘discredit by association’ all other researchers who challenged/debunked NASA’s claims about space missions. As the host of the Ball Earth Skeptic Roundtable (which was being broadcast weekly at the time), I was singled out for targeted criticisms. One cluesforum poster even alleged that ‘John le Bon’ was chosen to be my intelligence agency operative name, because of the fame of musician Simon le Bon, which ‘sounds like’ Simon Shack (who is also a musician).

Shortly after visiting Shack in Italy, KHam launched her own direct attacks upon myself, via the Fakeologist platform. This chain of events ultimately led to KHam ceasing her weekly shows and losing most (if not all) of her social standing within the Fakeologist community, which was at that time largely supportive of my skepticism towards heliocentrism doctrine. For a more detailed review of this affair, see JLB1547.

By late 2017, KHam and I appeared to have put our differences behind us, as evidenced by cordial conversations on 14-Aug-2017 and also early 2018 ūüôā

JLB appearances on Fakeologist

For a detailed listing of every (known) JLB appearance on Fakeologist audiochats, see the following pages:

2015 | 8 appearances

2016 | 6 appearances

2017 | 25 appearances

2018 | 19 appearances

2019 | 20 appearances (and counting)

This makes a total of 78 JLB appearances on Fakeologist audiochats over the course of about five years, or slightly more than one per month on average.

Who Are The Fakeologists?

In March of 2018 I was joined by Rollo to broadcast a livestream which covered Fakeologist and attempted to offer some insights into what the platform is all about.

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You can download/stream the audio-only version of this broadcast here.

Want More Information?

Join the Fakeologist Discord server and chat away with Fakeologists from around the world. If you are a fan of my work, you may want to keep this fact to yourself when visiting the Fakeologist Discord server, because most of the biggest JLB haters like to congregate there. You may be treated better if you do not mention JLB.

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This page last updated: 11-Dec-2019