For the record.
The New York Post reports:
Paul Horner, who penned debunked articles about Bill Murray running for president and President Obama opening a Muslim museum, was discovered unresponsive in his bed on Sept 19.Horner was 38.
There were no signs of foul play, according to the Maricopa County medical examiner, and there was evidence the death could be due to an “accidental overdose.”
During the 2016 presidential election, Horner created a list of websites that appeared to
be legitimate news sites to spread false information.
One article that claimed protesters that disrupted Trump rallies were paid $3,500 went viral on the internet and fueled endless rumors about the alleged conspiracy.
Despite that no evidence exited, Trump repeated the charge about the paid protesters while on stage during one of his rallies.
Horner told the Washington Post last November that although the information was clearly fabricated, he made thousands of dollars each month from them because Trump’s supporters were “easy to fool.”
In the same interview, Horner said he thought Trump won the White House because of him.
“His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything,” Horner told the paper about Trump.