(Matt Agorist) Snopes and the Associated Press have been given power over social media to define truth but they are often wrong and the consequences are grave.
(Dr. Michael Salla) On June 22, Snopes.com released an article, debunking any connection between drilling activities at the Puna Geothermal Venture and the recent lava flow that has devastated much of the lower Puna region of the Big Island of Hawaii. In its alleged “fact checking”, Snopes referred to my research published in two articles on Exopolitics.org where I discussed the Puna Geothermal Venture and how the activities conducted there led to earthquakes, weakened the underlying geology, and was a contributing factor to the recent massive lava flows .
(Rachel Blevins) Snopes.com has made its name as the truthful source that debunks crazy conspiracy theories and “fake news” on the internet, but its response to a story on legislation allowing warrantless searches is in need of its own fact check. Related: Corporate Media’s “Fake News” War Is Backfiring By Showing The World The Power Of Alt […]
(Claire Bernish) Snopes, one of the new arbiters of Fake News for Facebook, has been utterly remiss in its fact-checking duties by failing to report the false allegation The Russians hacked into Vermont’s power grid — perhaps because the original claim appeared in the Washington Post. Related Facts Force WaPost to Retract Viral Story on Russia Hacking […]
(Claire Bernish) Fraud, embezzlement, and using company funds to pay for prostitution are just a sampling of the accusations against the CEO of fact-checking website, Snopes — a site which, incidentally, is part of Facebook’s new panel to combat “fake news.” Facebook’s choice to hire Snopes to arbitrate which news items will be allowed to […]