(December 17, 2016) This morning, our DCG published this post, Facebook is going to use Snopes and other fact-checkers to combat and bury fake news.
Using Snopes as an authority is laughable. According to independent investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, The so-called fact-checking authentication website Snopes.com is the go-to website for CIA propaganda.
From Madsens for-subscribers-only report of Oct. 7, 2016, Snopes.com: the latest CIA addition to Internet disinformation:
On April 19, 2016, WMR reported: [&] Snopes.com is run by a California couple named Barbara and David Mikkelson, who founded the San Fernando Valley Folklore Society . . . The Mikkelsons chose the name Snopes because it is the name of a fictional family featured in William Faulkners novels that includes a pedophile, a murderer, a bigamist, a corrupt racist politician, and a thief who live in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County in Mississippi. The idea is to label all those targeted by the Mikkelsons as candidates for membership in the Snopes family.