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Re: What Do You Think Of This? [snopes.com entry]

Postby Grim_Reaper » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:19 pm

just looked forther down and seen all the "crediable" sources :roll:
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Re: What Do You Think Of This? [snopes.com entry]

Postby MrRING » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:46 pm

Snopes, aside from other things, actually have fake information up just to "prove" that people will believe stuff (or something like that). Here' is an example of what they call "Lost Legends":

http://www.snopes.com/lost/sixpence.asp

Why a site like that would intentionally put up false information is crazy.
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Re: What Do You Think Of This? [snopes.com entry]

Postby Grim_Reaper » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:12 pm

Snopes is often getting things wrong. i wouldnt rely on it very much for facts.

for example, the 'one small step for man' quote by Neil Armstrong on the moon. he actually said "One small step for A Man" but some interference was proven to have cut the 'A' yet Snopes still says Neil flubbed that line.

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/onesmall.asp
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Re: What Do You Think Of This? [snopes.com entry]

Postby sherbetbizarre » Mon May 01, 2017 4:48 pm

Unsurprisingly...

Fake News ‘Fact Checker’ Snopes Accused of Fraud, Prostitution – Boss Admits No Fact Checking “Standardized Procedure”

Snopes was founded by a former couple named David and Barbara Mikkelson. The marriage ended however, and David is currently remarried to former porn actress and escort Elyssa Young, known in her porn days as Erin O’Bryn. Young now works as a staff member for Snopes.

David’s former wife, Barbara, a co-founder of Snopes, has dragged David to court, alleging that he is fraudulently depleting the funds of Snopes by taking expensive vacations with prostitutes.

Apart from the financial battle driven by greed that is threatening to tear Snopes apart, the professional competence of the organization is also now in serious doubt. According to Barbara, some Snopes’ employees seem not to have the capabilities to work as fact-checkers.

David admitted to the Daily Mail in an interview that Snopes has no “standardized procedure” or set of requirements for fact-checkers because the variety of the work “would be difficult to encompass in any single blanket set of standards.”

“Accordingly, our editorial staff is drawn from diverse backgrounds; some of them have degrees and/or professional experience in journalism, and some of them don’t,” he said.

http://anonhq.com/so-called-fake-news-c ... -checking/
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