Paul Horner, who made outlandish claims about President Barack Obama opening a Muslim museum and Bill Murray was considering a run for president in articles that were later debunked, was found unresponsive in his bed on September 19.
The county's Office of the Medical Examiner told NPR that its investigation into Horner's death is open and pending, and thus foul play has not been ruled out.
"I think Trump is in the White House because of me", he told the Washington Post in November, expressing regret about it. "Trump supporters - they just keep running with it". "Anybody who gets tricked by my stuff is people that I'm targeting, trying to make them change the way they think". His followers don't fact- check anything - they 'll post everything, believe anything.
Other fabrications claimed that former US president Barack Obama was gay and a radical Muslim.
The writer gained more notoriety during the 2016 USA presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by claiming, for example, that protesters were being paid thousands of dollars to demonstrate at Donald Trump's campaign rallies.
At the time of the election, Horner claimed to be making more than $10,000 per month just from Adsense ads on his stories. "I mean, that's how this always works: Someone posts something I write, then they find out it's false, then they look like idiots". Now he's in the White House. "And that feels [bad]". "It's real scary. I've never seen anything like it", he added.
Facebook announced last week that it would undertake a number of reforms to guard against interference in elections. "And frankly, I don't think our society should want us to".
"So I think that was a lot of the genius behind a lot of his work was pushing ideas that either people wanted to believe or thought was possible", J.J. said.