“I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact.”
Paul Horner, 38, runs a business that made up fake news stories and posted them on Facebook. According to an interview he did with the Washington Post, the 38-year-old impresario of a Facebook fake-news empire, he’s been making a living making up news hoaxes for several years.