Fact check this: Co-Founder of Snopes plagiarized dozens of articles, wrote fake articles too

Fact check this: Co-Founder of Snopes plagiarized dozens of articles, wrote fake articles too

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Pretty much trashes the reputation of Snopes:

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 found that between 2015 and 2019, Mikkelson wrote and published dozens of articles containing material plagiarized from news outlets such as the Guardian and the LA Times.

After inquiries from BuzzFeed News, Snopes conducted an internal review and confirmed that under a pseudonym, the Snopes byline, and his own name, Mikkelson wrote and published 54 articles with plagiarized material. The articles include such topics as same-sex marriage licenses and the death of musician David Bowie.

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

He also wrote columns under a pseudonym to make it look like he had more staff. Basically, the co-founder of Snopes is an admitted liar.

And thus, Snopes is basically a fake fact checking site now with a site they acknowledge is filled with Mikkleson’s fake articles.

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