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Snopes’ owner David Mikkelson started a crowd-funding website.  He told the fans of Snopes they are almost out of business but for some strange reason, he never told them why.   Mikkelson started Snopes with his former wife Barbara in the 1990s and at that time they were trying to debunk urban legends and the …

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Snopes started out fact checking news of the weird and eventually tried to remake itself as a political fact checking site. But now it has been exposed as a fraud. The main fact checker is Kim Lacapria, who was formerly with Inquisitr, a site known for publishing fake quotes and hoaxes. Lacapria was a huge …

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  Google rolled out a new feature Friday for its search browser, which uses media outlets like Politifact and Snopes to help combat “fake news.” After inputting a search query on the tech conglomerate’s platform, a user is shown results with “fact checks for one or more public claims” or news stories. “The snippet will display information …

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Schools in the northeast are teaching students how to recognize “fake news.” Elementary school teachers and college professors have added sections on recognizing fake news in their civics courses, reports the Associated Press. “I think only education can solve this problem,” Pat Winters Lauro, a Kean University professor, said. Lauro launched a course on “news literacy” …

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Snopes, which will now have the power to declare what news is or is not legitimate on the world’s largest online platform, almost exclusively employs leftists. Facebook announced Thursday that ‘myth-busting’ website Snopes will be one of a few fact-checking organizations allowed to label stories as “fake news.” Almost all of the writers churning out fact …

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The modern American media may have just had their worst year yet, and for their efforts, they have announced they’d like to reward themselves more power than they have held in decades. The past year has seen a declining trust in the media that is fully deserved. Debate moderators have been exposed as shills; network employees have been busted tipping the scales …

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