Michael Cernovich (born November 17, 1977) is an American social media personality, anti-feminist, men's rights activist, political commentator, 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. He became a blogger in the 2000s, focusing on anti-feminist themes. He gained notice within the manosphere where he gave advice as a "pickup artist" and espoused rape apologia such as claiming date rape "does not exist". He created a website, Danger and Play, in 2012; it was first known for his men's rights postings. During the 2016 US presidential election campaign, Cernovich adapted his website as a political blog, advocating in favor of Republican Donald Trump and promoting conspiracy theories about Democrat Hillary Clinton. Cernovich is known for his promotion of fake news, conspiracy theories, and smear campaigns. He helped spread Pizzagate, which falsely claimed that John Podesta and other high-ranking Democratic Party officials were involved in a child-sex ring. Cernovich has falsely accused various political opponents of being pedophiles or supporting pedophilia. He succeeded in getting Sam Seder fired from MSNBC with such an allegation, but the reporter was reinstated when Cernovich's claim about him was revealed to be a falsehood.