Michael Cernovich (born November 17, 1977) is a right-wing American social media personality, anti-feminist, men’s rights activist, and conspiracy theorist. He has been characterized as a part of the alt-right, but does not identify as such. Cernovich has been a regular host of The Alex Jones Show on InfoWars, a show known for promoting fake news and conspiracy theories.Raised in Kewanee, Illinois, Cernovich graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield and received a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University’s School of Law. He became a blogger in the 2000s, focusing on anti-feminist themes, and gained notice within the manosphere. He created a website, Danger and Play, in 2012; it was first known for his men’s rights activism. During the 2016 US presidential election campaign, he gradually posted more in favor of the Donald Trump campaign and against Hillary Clinton as a political blog.Cernovich periodically promotes fake news, conspiracy theories, and smear campaigns. He pushed Pizzagate, the falsehood that John Podesta and other high-ranking Democratic Party officials were supposedly involved in a child-sex ring. Cernovich has falsely accused various people of being pedophiles or supporting pedophilia.