The man behind some of the biggest “fake news” of the 2016 election season — such as the supposed murder-suicide involving an FBI agent investigating the Clinton Foundation, which media outlets like BuzzFeed later blamed on affecting voter behavior — has revealed himself.
But he’s also revealed an even bigger secret: He’s himself a Hillary supporter.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff, Jestin Coler talked about how circulating fictional news accounts became “addictive.”
But why would a Hillary voter publish fictional articles that portray Clinton badly?
To make money — and lots of it.
Coler estimated he earned an estimated $8,000 on the aforementioned post about the FBI agent’s murder-suicide. However, he told MSNBC that Google closed all of the accounts associated with his website.
“That money is gone,” he said.
When asked if he feels guilt, Coler said he blames the media for not digging into his false reporting earlier. “You should have been talking about it years ago,” he chastised.