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  • THE TRUTH ABOUT SNOPES: THE UNRELIABLE ‘FACTS’ OF A FACT-CHECKING SITE

    05/03/2018 8:03:32 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    barbwire ^ | Robert Knight on 3 May, 2018 | Robert Knight on 3 May, 2018
    This past week, Snopes jumped the shark. In a post about California Assembly Bill 2943, a frightening piece of pure-grade totalitarianism, Snopes belittled a conservative opponent and misrepresented the legislation. The anti-“conversion therapy” bill sponsored by San Jose Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low basically forbids provision of counseling, books, advice, referrals, etc. aimed at helping someone overcome same-sex desires or transgender identification. In other words, it criminalizes the sexual morality code of every major religion and especially Christianity — the real target. It should chill every freedom-loving American that this spectacular violation of the First Amendment passed the California House by...
  • Snopes Is a Sneaky Liar About California’s Bill To Ban Christian LGBT Talk

    04/28/2018 11:47:13 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4-24-18 | Robert Gagnon
    Read the bill. There is no religious exemption. There is no restriction to mental health professionals. This is not simply a ‘gay conversion ban.’ By Robert Gagnon APRIL 24, 2018 If you haven’t already lost significant respect for Snopes as an impartial fact-checker, its analysis of a bill that bans all transactions involved in stating Christian beliefs about homosexual behavior should. That bill passed 50-18 on April 19 and is being considered in the state senate. Snopes’ insistence that California Assembly Bill 2943 would not result in the Bible being banned in California is akin to Snopes calling “demonstrably and...
  • FACEBOOK EYES THE MIDTERMS

    03/30/2018 5:19:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 30,2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    So it all comes down to, who are the fact-checkers? A Facebook employee stated at the press conference that approved fact checkers will be those who have signed on to Poynter’s international fact checking network principles. You can see the list of signatories at the link; the only one that I recognize as more or less conservative is the Weekly Standard. Facebook has already said that it will use Politifact and Snopes, both left-leaning, as fact checkers. At the press conference, it got even worse: In the US, we recently announced a partnership with The Associated Press to use their...
  • Hillary Clinton Not Just Falling Down Stairs, But Falling Apart Before Our Very Eyes

    03/13/2018 9:39:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 137 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/13/18 | Judi McLeod
    ‘Snoping' Out Snopes on Hillary Clinton It wasn’t in India where Hillary Clinton first blamed ‘pressure’ from men for why white women voted for Trump. Clinton first tried blaming pressure from men for women in voting against her in 2017—but ‘fact-checking’ snopes.com was quick to deny it in this Sept. 15, 2017 headline: ‘A viral Facebook quote misquotes the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate’. It was no less than barefaced Fake News in action!
  • Fact Checker Snopes.com’s big mistakes in comparing mass public shootings in the US and Europe

    03/11/2018 11:10:08 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 11, 2018 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Snopes.com fact-checked a post that we first put up in June 2015 and updated on January 7, 2016. They wrote: “Our conclusion is that this is accurate based on the CPRC’s definition of a mass shooting, but also extremely misleading. It uses inappropriate statistical methods to obscure the reality that mass shootings are very rare in most countries, so that when they do happen they have an outsized statistical effect.” They made two general points: questioning our definition of mass public shootings and that we obscure how rare these attacks are in European countries. Definition of mass public shooting. We...
  • Nolte: Snopes Fact Checks, Facebook Threatens Satire Site for Mocking CNN

    03/02/2018 10:27:19 AM PST · by davikkm · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    The Christian satire site Babylon Bee has been fact-checked by Snopes and threatened by Facebook after it published an Onion-style article about CNN about purchasing a washing machine to “spin the news.” The Babylon Bee openly advertises itself as a satire site. Recent headlines include, “Local Pastor Hoping Curling Metaphors Go Over Big This Sunday,” “Nation That Calls Trump ‘Hitler’ Demands He Take All Guns Away,” “Calvinist Dog Corrects Owner: ‘No One Is A Good Boy’,” and “New Exercise Bike Forces You To Watch Christian Movies Until You Hit Your Calories Goal.” Not only is this fairly anodyne stuff, but...
  • Extreme Censorship Begins.(How Google rates FR's content accuracy)

    11/19/2017 6:42:59 PM PST · by ransomnote · 29 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | November 19, 2017 | Youtube vlogger BPEarthwatch
    Video at link is 10 minutes 15 seconds in duration. The vlogger demonstrates Google's new biased search results.
  • Snopes falsely claims that Sutherland Springs church shooter was not an atheist

    11/12/2017 3:08:01 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 12, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Snopes falsely claims that Sutherland Springs church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley was not an atheist Devin Patrick Kelley is the evil scumbag thug who murdered 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.According to the New York Times and CNN, Kelley was an atheist.However, snopes writes:Claim: The Texas church shooter was an atheist and was also on the payroll of the Democratic National Committee. Rating: FalseIn math, logic, and computer science, (TRUE and FALSE) = FALSE.However, in journalism, the two statements must be judged separately.It is indeed false to say that Kelley was on the DNC payroll.But it...
  • SNOPES says it's FALSE: Hillary Gave 20% of USA Uranium to Russia in Exchange for Donations

    10/26/2017 10:39:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Snopes.com ^ | 10/26/2017 | Self
    Snopes.com also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is one of the first online fact-checking websites. It is a widely-used resource for validating and debunking urban legends and similar stories in American popular culture, receiving 750,000 visits a day as of 2017 They declared the news that Hillary Clinton Gave 20 Percent of United States' Uranium to Russia in Exchange for Clinton Foundation Donations to be FALSE I am posting their explanation as to why they believe this to be so. FEEL FREE TO REFUTE SNOPES AS THIS IS WHAT MY POSTING THEIR EXPLANATION IS ALL ABOUT... TO HEAR...
  • Snopes On Verge Of Collapse After Founder Is Accused Of Fraud, Lies, and Prostitutes

    09/07/2017 6:04:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/26/17 | Alana Goodman
    Fact-checking' website Snopes is asking its users for help in a GoFundMe saying an 'outside vendor' is 'holding it hostage'   But the site which claims to be 'transparent' and to tell people the facts they need to know hasn't told those donating everything that is going onIn fact it is at the center of a bitter legal battle with its CEO being accused of fraud, lies, conspiracy and putting prostitutes and his honeymoon on expensesDavid Mikkelson set up company which owns Snopes.com in 2003 with then wife Barbara but she sold her 50 per cent stake during bitter divorceOwners of...
  • Snopes, On Verge Of Collapse, Publishes Positive Trump Piece

    07/30/2017 5:37:17 AM PDT · by gaggs · 20 replies
    I’m expecting the writer will shoot himself twice in the back anytime now… The Lies of Donald Trump’s Critics, and How They Shape His Many Personas An in-depth analysis of the false allegations and misleading claims made against the 45th President since his inauguration.
  • Bitter divorce fuels Snopes’ slow demise

    07/25/2017 11:01:50 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2017 | Keith J. Kelly
    The bitter 2015 divorce of David and Barbara Mikkelson is the fuel that ignited the battle for the popular fact-checking Web site, Snopes, which is now resorting to a GoFundMe drive to keep it afloat. The showdown takes on added gravity because the popular site, owned by Baday, is one of the outlets that Facebook turns to for verification of stories when it receives complaints of fake news. Fans of Snopes have been responding in droves since Monday, when the company said that Proper Media — both tech partner and part-owner after buying Barbara’s shares in 2016 — has been...
  • Is Snopes.com Really Going Broke While the Mikkelsons Live Large?

    07/25/2017 5:18:40 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 7 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 7/25/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Seriously, "fact checking" is not that big a deal, then again if you're lazy and need to be spoon fed, going to Snopes may be the easy out. And as it looks like it takes a lot to keep up with the Mikkelson's financial responsibilities, let your own eyes determine their level of genuine need....
  • Snopes on the Verge of Collapse as They Beg For Money on GoFundMe

    07/24/2017 6:33:57 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 56 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Jul 24th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Snopes.com is a failed liberal blog from 1994. The website claims to be the internet’s oldest and most popular fact-checking site. Last year, Snopes Co-Founder was accused of embezzling company money, and spending it on prostitutes. Another victim of the fake news campaign backfiring on the left… Snopes has repeatedly attacked The Gateway Pundit and Breitbart News as fringe conspiracy sites that President Trump reads. Good riddance, Snopes! According to Tech Crunch, the $500K goal is just so they can get by until the end of the year. A little background on more reasons why Snopes is imploding:
  • Snopes, in Heated Legal Battle, Asks Readers for Money to Survive

    07/24/2017 4:25:17 PM PDT · by tje · 65 replies
    The NY Times ^ | JULY 24, 2017 | DANIEL VICTOR
    Snopes, the fact-checking website that once focused on debunking flimsy internet rumors but has expanded into a 16-person operation that calls out political leaders for dishonesty, is locked in a legal battle that it says has drained the money it needs to survive. The site, which gets all of its revenue from advertising, created a crowdfunding page on Monday, seeking $500,000 from readers to remain operational indefinitely. It says that Proper Media, the vendor that runs its advertising services, has withheld the site’s revenue and has refused to relinquish control of the site. That leaves Bardav — the company that...
  • BILLBOARD - SNOPES lies again - "Mostly False” Indiana billboard is actually 100% true.

    06/28/2017 9:17:10 AM PDT · by johnk · 11 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | June 28, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    SNOPES CARRIES WATER FOR MUHAMMAD “Mostly False” Indiana billboard is actually 100% true. ​The self-proclaimed fact-checker Snopes.com has been harshly criticized for its Leftist bias, and as is so often the case, a tilt to the Left also means a willingness to foster ignorance and complacency about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat. After a billboard went up in Indiana pointing out six unsavory aspects of the life of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, Snopes labeled the billboard’s charges “Mostly False” – but that label applies far more accurately to the Snopes report than to the billboard. Snopes’...
  • Middlebury College is the second time SPLC’s labeling led to violence

    03/08/2017 8:52:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/08/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Southern Poverty Law Center, like Snopes, is one of those ridiculously sloppy institutions, that makes claims without bothering to prove them, while skating by on name recognition The Middlebury College attackers who shut down Charles Murray’s talk and assaulted a professor accompanying him drew their argument in part from a familiar source. They cited the Southern Poverty Law Center’s labeling of Murray as a racist. This isn’t the first time that the SPLC’s efforts of supposedly labeling “extremists” has led to violence against its targets. The worst such incident remains the attack on the Family Research Council headquarters by...
  • Snopes Defends Planned Parenthood, Falsely Claims Abortion Biz Offers Prenatal Care

    02/23/2017 1:04:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Sometimes even the fact checkers need fact checked. The pro-abortion bias of the popular fact checking website Snopes came through recently when it claimed pro-lifers are wrong to say Planned Parenthood lied about providing prenatal care. Snopes rated the claim “mostly false,” arguing that Planned Parenthood never said it provides prenatal care at all its centers. It also claims Planned Parenthood leaders did not emphasize prenatal care as a primary service, and pro-lifers took their comments out of context. The fact check is based on a new Live Action investigation showing employees at the Planned Parenthood abortion business denying women...
  • The Daily Mail Snopes Story And Fact Checking The Fact Checkers

    12/29/2016 6:49:02 PM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/22/2016 | Kalev Leetaru
    Yesterday afternoon a colleague forwarded me an article from the Daily Mail, asking me if it could possibly be true. The article in question is an expose on Snopes.com, the fact checking site used by journalists and citizens across the world and one of the sites that Facebook recently partnered with to fact check news stories on its platform. The Daily Mail’s article makes a number of claims about the site’s principles and organization, drawing heavily from the proceedings of a contentious divorce between the site’s founders and questioning whether the site could possibly act as a trusted and neutral...
  • Snopes CEO Accused in Divorce Proceedings of Embezzling Company Money to Spend on Prostitutes

    12/29/2016 12:46:16 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-22-2016 | Luke Nolan
    The CEO of Snopes.com, the fact-checking website that was recently named as one of Facebook’s “fake news” arbiters, has been accused in divorce proceedings of appropriating company funds which he allegedly spent on expensive holidays and prostitutes. David has remarried since his divorce from Barbara in 2014. His current wife, Elyssa Young, works as an administrative worker at Snopes, but she previously had a lengthy career as an escort and adult film star working under the name Erin O’Bryn. Reviews for Young’s “services” have been left on her personal escort website as recently as 2015. Young’s websites and Twitter account...