US 'fake news' kingpin Paul Horner found dead at 38 - BBC News

US ’fake news’ kingpin Paul Horner found dead at 38 – BBC News

A writer who became notorious for peddling ”fake news” during the 2016 US election campaign has died at 38.Paul Horner was found dead in his bed in Laveen, Arizona, on 18 September, after a suspected drug overdose, officials said.Horner, who published fraudulent articles on Facebook and websites he set up, claimed he was the reason Donald Trump was elected in November.Fake news was a major concern during and after the US presidential campaign.A surge of made-up stories has been accused by some of influencing the outcome of the vote.

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