Since California-based conservative writer Joseph Farah founded it in 1997, WorldNetDaily, now simply known as WND, has emerged as a leading online platform for conspiracy theorists, Tea Party activists and End Times prophets. The site, particularly its reporter Jerome Corsi, championed discredited “birther” claims about President Obama’s birth certificate, birthplace, parents, sexuality and marriage. At one point, WND worked with Donald Trump to spread the false allegations. Often, WND will try to present conspiracy theories by saying that they are only “asking the question”—a tactic also embraced by Trump—and will source its “reporting” to website commenters. WND publishes columns from far-right activists such as Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Pat Boone, Chuck Norris, Larry Klayman, Linda Harvey and Erik Rush.