Fake news kingpin says Trump supporters are dumb

imrs“Paul Horner — the 38-year-old self-made titan of a fake news empire on Facebook— is claiming responsibility for pushing Donald Trump to the White House, and says he has no plans to stop publishing fake news. …

“In an interview with The Washington Post, Horner attributed his success to Trumps’ particular base of supporters.

“‘My sites were picked up by Trump supporters all the time. I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything.’ …

“‘Honestly, people are definitely dumber,’ Horner told The Post to explain the popularity of his content, which he suggested he sees as satire akin to The Onion. ‘Nobody fact-checks anything anymore — I mean, that’s how Trump got elected. He just said whatever he wanted, and people believed everything, and when the things he said turned out not to be true, people didn’t care because they’d already accepted it. It’s real scary.'”

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