SNOPES, FACT-CHECKER FOR FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE, BOTCHES [Another] FACT CHECK


Snopes Lies


As Reported by Daily Caller

Fact-check website Snopes botched a fact-check of a viral, but wildly misleading meme.

Snopes claimed that the “general idea” of the meme was “correct.”

Both Facebook and Google give Snopes preferential treatment on their sites.

Snopes, a left-leaning fact-checking website given preferential treatment by Facebook and Google, botched its fact-check of a viral meme that was mocked within political circles for spreading false information.

The meme showed a picture of President Donald Trump with Republican lawmakers and members of his administration following the House’s vote to repeal Obamacare in 2017. Thirty-three people in the photo Snopes used had a red X over their face, though it cropped out a 34th person included in others.


The caption accurately claimed the photo was taken at the White House following the House’s Obamacare vote, then falsely claimed that “Everyone with an X has since been voted out of Congress.”

Full Article By Peter Hasson | Daily Caller

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