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[–] peacegnome 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

although i don't doubt it in this case, snopes has a horrible track record for many things PC or politics related.


[–] The_Cat 13 points -13 points (+0|-13) ago 

How so? As far as I know, snopes has an excellent track record all around.


[–] toobaditworks 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Popular myth-busting website Snopes originally gained recognition for being the go-to site for disproving outlandish urban legends -such as the presence of UFOs in Haiti or the existence of human-animal hybrids in the Amazon jungle.

Recently, however, the site has tried to pose as a political fact-checker. But Snopes’ “fact-checking” looks more like playing defense for prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton and it’s political “fact-checker” describes herself as a liberal and has called Republicans “regressive” and afraid of “female agency.”

Snopes’ main political fact-checker is a writer named Kim Lacapria. Before writing for Snopes, Lacapria wrote for Inquisitr, a blog that — oddly enough — is known for publishing fake quotes and even downright hoaxes as much as anything else.

While at Inquisitr, the future “fact-checker” consistently displayed clear partisanship (RELATED: Snopes Caught Lying About Lack Of American Flags At Democratic Convention)

She described herself as “openly left-leaning” and a liberal. She trashed the Tea Party as “teahadists.” She called Bill Clinton “one of our greatest” presidents. She claimed that conservatives only criticized Lena Dunham’s comparison of voting to sex because they “fear female agency.”

Many more links to examples on that page.

In that “fact check” article, Lacapria argued that “Facebook Trending’s blacklisting of ‘junk topics’ was not only not a scandalous development, but to be expected following the social network’s crackdown on fake news sites.” The opinion-heavy article was mockingly titled: The Algorithm Is Gonna Get You.

Unproven my ass.


[–] EarlPoncho 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)


here's a good example of a snopes article

hillary: i want open borders

trump: she wants open borders

snopes: trump is mostly false


[–] peacegnome 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

poor guy, i guess you missed the memo on snopes.