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    How Snopes Works

    ...from CNN of all places: an interesting report...

    How Snopes battles Bigfoot rumors, Facebook fibs and other fake news - CNN.com

    Here's a taste:

    Where fake news goes to die
    How Snopes battles Bigfoot rumors, Facebook fibs and other made-up news
    By Doug Criss, CNN

    Calabasas, California (CNN)The command center in the war against fake news isn't in some network's conference room or tech startup's offices. It's in a large ranch home nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, just north of Los Angeles.

    It's here, in a long, wood-paneled room, that David Mikkelson works to keep the Internet safe from urban legends, falsehoods and lies with his myth-busting website, Snopes.com.

    On this particular day, the day after President Trump's big speech to Congress, Mikkelson and his staff are checking out a claim from social media that some prominent Democrats refused to stand and applaud when Trump honored a Navy SEAL's widow during his address.

    "It's not true," Mikkelson chuckles to himself, while doing research on the computer at his desk. And he's right. Snopes determined, by examining video coverage of the speech, that the pictures used in social media posts -- of Democrats sitting and not clapping -- were from an earlier part of Trump's speech and not from when the president honored the widow. Mikkelson rated the claim "false."...
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    snopes has been around on the internet longer than most people have

    true or false ?

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    wiki says they started in 1995...so snopes?...

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