Screenshot of a bespectacled young woman in an office

The recent publication of a hyperbolic study that purported to show an “astronomical” level of demand for sex workers in the Hawaii was punctuated by an odd incident that prompted two law-enforcement agencies to investigate. On Friday, September 21, officers…

Facebook screenshot showing an unsmiling Paul Horner at a 2016 rally for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson

Comedian and hoaxster extraordinaire Paul Horner earned international infamy for churning out fake news items on sites he created, including SuperOfficialNews.com, NationalReport.net, and NewsExaminer.net. Horner’s tall tales bamboozled so many people over the years that mainstream news outlets initially were reluctant…