Snopes.com – the so-called “fact-checking” site that veers off into leftist politics more often than they should – is now forced to beg for money.
In a very convoluted series of events, the site claims that the company responsible for providing them advertising revenue is holding the revenue “hostage,” so they’re not getting paid.
“As misinformation has increasingly threatened democracies around the world (including our own), Snopes.com has stood in the forefront of fighting for truth and dispelling misinformation online,” Snopes staff wrote on a special web page setup to fund-raise for the failing fact-check site.
“It is vital that these efforts continue, so we are asking the Snopes.com community to donate what they can,” the staff wrote.
So they set up a GoFundMe page on Monday. Unfortunately for critics of the leftist site, the response has been overwhelming. In just nine hours, the site raised more than $435,000 of their $500,000 goal and – as of press time – are now at $465,000 in less than 24 hours. The fundraiser is being helped with a viral hashtag – #SaveSnopes – that has led to more than 16,500 people donating.
The problem is that their “fake news” claims are usually a bunch of baloney, as we have documented time and time and time again.
If the site –which I admit to having read pretty regularly – would stick to debunking idiotic claims about urban legends, I’d be in full support of their continued success, but the further they venture into politics, the more they become the “Fake News” and the rumors, lies and falsehoods they purport to debunk.
But it looks like they have enough of a fan base to continue going forward – for now.
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H/T: The Daily Caller