Meet the guy who pranked Infowars into publishing fake Trump news

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A Scottish man has played a prank on alt-right conspiracy site Infowars, by tricking it into publishing a totally, completely false report about president-elect Donald Trump. 

Markus Muir, 27, set up a fake Twitter account in which he pretended to be working for NBC and sent direct messages to Infowars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson, claiming BuzzFeed News and CNN were ready to publish damaging footage on Trump. 

The Infowars article quotes the Muir messages in several occasions and was widely shared by right-wing pages and figureheads on Facebook. According to the messages, the footage would show Trump using the n-word in a long-lost outtake of The Apprentice.  Read more…

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