Paul Horner is a fake news writer and comedian who is said to have influenced the U.S. Presidential Election with his hoaxes. And a few hours ago he revealed a new website named My Phoenix Daily (archived here) via a tweet on a fake Donald Trump twitter account he created last year:
The @WHDonaldTrump twitter account is obviously not Donald Trump's real twitter account (@RealDonaldTrump is). Notice the lack of verification checkmark and the linked site DonaldJTrump.com.co (NSFW) which was registered in Paul Horner's own name according to WHOIS data:
Registrar:MARCARIA.COM INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Street:402 North 10th Street
Right now there are no "real" fake news stories on the site yet, just some filler content including one article copied from mericaland.com (another of Horner's creations). The site appears to be masquerading as a local news outlet for Phoenix, Arizona, a tactic often used by fake news websites.
WHOIS domain information shows that myphoenixdaily.com was only registered two weeks ago and uses nameservers at superofficialnews.com, another of Horner's domains:
Registrar:1&1 Internet SE
We already noticed last week that Horner had seemingly returned from retirement by launching a new Banksy arrest hoax. It remains to be seen what Horner is planning with the new site, we will keep watching it and let you know as soon as we find out. You can read more about Horner's previous exploits in his own words here.