Fake news site with a misleading name and logo. Much of the site’s content is nonsensical filler and appears to be computer generated.
Contact information for the site is listed as the headquarters of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Excerpts from a Washington Post interview with site owner Paul Horner:
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. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist.
I know ways of getting hooked up under different names and sites. So probably if they cracked down, I would try different things. I have at least 10 sites right now. If they crack down on a couple, I’ll just use others.
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WHOIS Info: (fetched March 11, 2019, 5:51 am)
|Domain Change Date||2019-03-03|
|Domain Creation Date||2018-08-01|
|Domain Registrar||.CO Internet, S.A.S.|
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Registry Domain ID: D45704F8F2A494F3BB4EF6CDA4D7813B3-NSR
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.dynadot.com
Registrar URL: https://www.dynadot.com/
Updated Date: 2019-03-03T06:54:46Z
Creation Date: 2018-01-08T17:00:10Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-01-08T17:00:10Z
Registrar: Dynadot LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 472
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse[email protected]
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6502620100
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
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Registrant State/Province: Harju
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Name Server: ns2.parkingcrew.net
Name Server: ns1.parkingcrew.net
URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
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