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Snopes Turns to Community for Help Amid Messy Legal Woes

Ownership battle could take web vet under

(Newser) - Since launching in 1994, Snopes has managed to outlast the majority of web dinosaurs founded in the Internet’s salad days. But legal woes and company infighting threaten to take down the fact-checking site after more than 20 years of internet sleuthing, reports Poynter . The company posted a plea to... More »

The Weirdest True Story on Rumor Site Snopes

Founder offers inside look at debunking process

(Newser) - For two decades, Snopes.com has acted as a voice of reason on the Internet, making a name for itself by debunking rumors as they circulate. Founder David Mikkelson was involved in an online newsgroup that focused on urban legends; when graphical web browsers hit the scene, he started the... More »

Snopes Founders: People Are Suckers

Please, stop falling for that Nigerian scam

(Newser) - The founders of Snopes.com started out investigating the origins of urban legends like the serial killer with a hook for a hand; 14 years later, their site is a major source of information for people seeking the real story behind political rumors. “When you’re looking at truth... More »

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