Roy Moore's consultants fall into a new gig peddling right-wing conspiracy theories to Trump fans - 2018-02-28
In wake of the outbreak of fake news in the 2016 election, there has been a war in Silicon Valley to curb such websites and stop the proliferation of false information. Roy Moore's former campaign consultants, however, are taking another route to help promote conspiracy theories.
Facebook has taken steps to not only remove fake accounts but allow reporting of fake news and hire staff to verify if news is fake. They are still struggling to fix their ads problem. Twitter has removed hundreds of bots and prevented mass messaging, but hasn't taken steps to stop fake news. While Tumblr hasn't done anything, Google has refused to index sites on their fake news list, but as new sites pop up, they seem to be struggling.
Perhaps that is why Moore's former consultants feel they can be successful starting their own pro-Trump website. According to the Daily Beast, the site Big League Politics has become yet another repository for pro-Trump editorials and anti-liberal fake news. The site was acquired this year by Mustard Seed Media, which worked for Moore's campaign.