The Co-Founder Of The Fact-Checking Site Snopes Was Writing Plagiarized Articles Under A Fake Name
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The Co-Founder Of The Fact-Checking Site Snopes Was Writing Plagiarized Articles Under A Fake NameThe Co-Founder Of The Fact-Checking Site Snopes Was Writing Plagiarized Articles Under A Fake Name

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Published: August 24, 2021  |  18 min read, 3618 words
David Mikkelson, the co-founder of the fact-checking website Snopes, has long presented himself as the arbiter of truth online, a bulwark in the fight against rumors and fake news. But he has been lying to the site's tens of millions of readers: A BuzzFeed News investigation has ...
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Aug 24
The reporter of this news story did an impressive job in presenting facts and elaborating as to their context and significance. I especially appreciate the side-by-side graphic images, which enable the reader to see exactly what the reporter is discussing.
Aug 24
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Aug 24
Article is what it says on the tin, and includes interviews from people directly involved with Snopes, including Mikkelsen himself.
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Aug 27
An absolutely crushing investigative report by the BuzzFeed News team that should once and for all that Snopes lacks transparency, has a shady founder/owner, allows tricks and ego into their face-checks, and should never have received as much high praise as it has garnered as a serious fact-checker. This is the kind of reporting that changes industries.
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