David Bond is a YouTuber whose videos are a mix of beautiful women, travel vlogging, advice for men and Cryptocurrency. He’s amassed over 500,000 subscribers over the years and what makes him unique is how much hate and controversy surrounds him.
Over the years David Bond has suffered dozens of media scandals but what’s interesting is the stories behind how he’s able to survive each media storm.
After researching each scandal we decided to document three times David Bond was playing 4D chess when his critics were playing checkers.
Here’s our top 3 times David Bond outsmarted his critics.
He created fake petitions about himself, fooled people into signing them.
Years ago a petition was made against David Bond on change.org trying to get him banned from wordpress and his critics began to share this petition all over social media.
As this petition began to get dozens and eventually hundreds of signatures, David quickly created a petition of his own that was a perfect copy of the original. The petition looked identical to the original and the only difference was he now was in control.
He then had dozens of fake accounts flood the comment section of various threads about him asking that people sign the fake petition – and it started working.
People started to sign the fake petition instead of the real one, which gave David complete control over the content of the petition as well as a way to communicate with those who signed it.
Not only were his critics signing a fake petition controlled by him, when they communicated with the petition creator they had no idea they were actually communicating with David Bond directly.
David Bond then began using social media manipulation tactics to convince people the real petition was actually a fake petition created by him – when the reality was the opposite.
Not only did David Bond now have absolute control over the situation as well as perfect knowledge of what his critics were planning, but to add insult to injury he sent legal letters to change.org claiming the petition was defamation which resulted in the real petition having names and images redacted.
Years later feminists again started sharing the petition David had created, completely oblivious to the fact it was actually his.
David Bond then changed the content of the petition to “David Bond is a good man” along with a host of funny images of himself.
The verified user Nina Lopez was now asking people to sign a petition titled “David Bond is a good man” and had no idea.
He doxxed himself with a fake identity and had critics chasing a ghost.
David Bond’s first controversial media storm occurred in Hong Kong 2014 over a video of his friend kissing a girl holding hands with another man.
In a matter of days this video was on the news all over Hong Kong and thousands of netizens began stalking David online.
David seized the opportunity to conceal his identity doing something nobody expected: doxxing himself on purpose but with a twist – the name was fake.
David launched a wordpress site called davidcampbellasian.wordpress with a “leaked” photo of a fake linkedin profile containing a made up name.
The entire internet fell for it, and for years dozens of articles claimed David Bond’s real name was something it wasnt.
He faked going to Korea, created a trailer for a fake digital product & had fake accounts tell the media to talk about it – and they did.
According to David, Korea has the least honest media on earth. He’s studied outrage culture all over the world and exploited it for profit for years – but Korea has an absolute addiction to xenophobia and fake news.
David from the comfort of his room decided it would be funny to see if he could get the korean media to run a story on the launch of his upcoming product “KoreaByDavidBond” – which did not exist.
He started by photoshopping himself holding a passport going to korea and posted about it on social media.
He then posted a now deleted trailer for the product – which showed a video of people in a train in korea with the words “Coming soon” flashing on the screen.
He then tipped off dozens of media outlets of the fact that a “foreigner is coming to korea to make a guide on how to meet korea girls” and after watching the trailer they began running stories on David Bond.
David spent 3 days straight manipulating the media over the launch of his non-existent product, and according to NexShark made nearly $20,000 in the span of 3 days.
Laila Azzahra is a professional writer and blogger that loves to write about technology, business, entertainment, science, and health.