Law enforcement officials gather near the First Baptist Church following a shooting Nov. 5, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images

Paul Joseph Watson, popularly known as Paul Watson, is an English YouTube personality, radio host, writer, editor and conspiracy theorist. He has been described as ‘alt-right’ by various publications, though he does not associate himself with the label. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, he identifies himself as the ‘New Right’ and publishes content critical of Islam, feminism, pop culture and left-wing politics.

Watson was born on May 24, 1982 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England and grew up on a council estate there. In an interview with the Tab, Watson said he didn’t have a particularly conventional adolescence, which gave him time to think about what he wanted to do with his existence rather than wasting time and trying to be cool. At 18, Watson exercised three hours every day and was completely focused on shaping his future.

One of his first jobs was cleaning toilets at a sports arena, but he gave it up to concentrate on InfoWars and his website PropagandaMatrix.

Watson is the editor-at-large of, an online publication that promotes conspiracy theories about American and international politics. He has been working there since October 2002. He also contributes to the radio program the Alex Jones Show, where he either occasionally hosts or co-hosts with radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. As of August 2017, Watson's political YouTube channel has over one million subscribers.

The far-right personality also behind InfoWars-affiliated conspiracy website Prison Planet, Watson tweeted about the 26-year-old gunman Devin Patrick Kelley who shot dead at least 26 people Sunday in a Texas church. After this, Google directed Twitter users to Watson's tweets in search results for Kelley.

According to Watson’s findings, Kelley was a member of antifa, a shady term used for loosely organized groups of anti-fascist activists across the country.

Watson also retweeted a article stating facts about Kelley.

He also tweeted about the shooter’s interests, which Watson found in Kelley’s LinkedIn page.

Apart from this, Watson requested people to come forward to donate for the victims of the Sutherland Springs church shooting.

According to the Tab, Watson presently lives in London and when asked in an interview what he misses about Sheffield, he said he misses being alone, going to football matches and the general sense of silence.

In 2016, he was an early promoter of the allegations Hillary Clinton suffered from numerous serious medical conditions. Watson’s part in the manufacture and popularization of the rumor was covered in the mainstream media as part of a discussion on the role of rumor and conspiracy theory in the 2016 presidential election.

According to, Watson has cooked up stories about the United States government's involvement in disasters like the 9/11 attacks, the Oklahoma City Bombing and Virginia Tech Shooting. He fell for a number of misleading news, which include fake stories about former president Barack Obama grabbing the first lady Melania Trump’s butt and Trump generously allowing a black woman to live in Trump Tower for free for eight years.