Snopes: Talk Of Hamas Atrocities Might 'Echo Islamophobic Rhetoric'
Former Al Jazeera producer turned Snopes fact-checker Nur Ibrahim warned on Thursday that discussions of Hamas beheading Israeli babies should be taken with a grain of salt and that “people should be wary of claims that echo Islamophobic rhetoric.”
Snopes Rushes to Defend Biden, KJP From Fake News on Maui Visit
The "independent fact-checkers" have a knee-jerk pattern of rushing to the defense of Team Biden. They're not always wrong about the facts. But their selection bias is obvious.
Snopes Drops True Rating After Citing No Scientists On Musk, Sub Comms
The problem with fact-checkers is not that checking facts is useless, but that their status as guardians of the truth is not justified. When OceanGate’s mini-sub went missing near the wreck of Titanic, some critics of Elon Musk used the opportunity to score political points by promoting his Twitter competitors by declaring that his company Starlink was being utilized for…
Snopes: Anti-Catholic Hate Group Not a Hate Group Because SPLC Says So
On June 9, the intrepid fact-checkers at Snopes decided that the anti-Catholic Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is not a hate group. Why? Because they themselves say so and the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center does not list them as such.
Watch Out! The Media’s ‘Mask Up!’ Marauders Are Riding Again
After November 2022’s Red Wave turned out to be a trickle and with COVID case numbers creeping up again, there is fear an emboldened “science”-loving left wing, egged on by a gullible press, will again try to impose draconian COVID-19 rules, including mask mandates. That's after some outlets actually praised the bravery of BLM protestors who marched maskless during the 2020 George Floyd…
Snopes Cries 'False' at PJ Media for Accurate Obama Foundation Story
Snopes.com took after a PJ Media article, asking "Did Obama Foundation Store Classified Documents at Empty Furniture Warehouse?" Matt Margolis found a letter proving that was true. Snopes claimed it was "False"!
Snopes Labels Viral DeSantis Book Banning Disinformation 'Satire'
On Sunday, an anonymous Twitter user by the name of “Freesus Patriot™” posted an image on Twitter purporting to show a list of banned books in Florida and the intrepid fact checkers and guardians of misinformation at Snopes labeled it satire.
Crack Is Wack: Snopes Face Plants Again in Defense of Biden Drug Plan
Fact checkers might need a different ruling -- something snappy, like "True But But But. Snopes.com pounced on conservative outlets for reporting something true -- that Biden's health team announced a grant program that included "safe smoking kits" which could include glass pipes for crack cocaine. But...it's "reductive"!
Guess Who Snopes Tagged 'Mostly False' When Kamala Linked 1/6 and 9/11
Vice President Kamala Harris began her speech marking the one-year anniversary of the January 6 riot by comparing it to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. I joked the "independent fact-checkers are taking the day off." They didn't. Snopes declared conservative radio host Todd Starnes "Mostly False," not Kamala Harris.
Fact Checkers Go Limp on Cori Bush's Wild Tale About Being Shot At
On November 15, Rep. Cori Bush (radical D-Mo.) tweeted that “When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us.” Where were the “Fact Checkers”? FactCheck.Org? No. The Washington Post? No. PolitiFact ignored it, although they posted two “False” ratings on Kevin McCarthy on November 19.
Snopes Skips Biden Fact Check, Helps Occupy Democrats Blaming Trump
The fact-checkers at Snopes.com haven't done a single fact check on President Biden's statements since the Taliban took over Afghanistan. But they did do a fact check on October 18 attacking President Trump for being soft on the Taliban. A meme by the leftists at Occupy Democrats was ruled "Mostly True."
Snopes Co-Founder Wrote Plagiarized Articles Under Fake Name: Report
Snopes co-founder David Mikkelson has been accused of publishing plagiarized articles under a false name.
Column: Republicans Did Not Defund the Police
Here’s an easy test to see whether fact-checking websites can make any claim to be “independent” and nonpartisan in tone. Biden staffers claimed Republicans “defunded the police.” That’s a bald-faced lie.
Explainer: How Fact Checkers Abuse Their Role To Boost Democrat Causes
Fact checkers are just as susceptible to bias and narrative-pushing as any other class of journalist. Despite this, major media organizations treat them as a source of reliably unbiased information — as do social media companies like FaceBook and Twitter, who have granted them the power to flag and remove anything they deem “misinformation.”