Poor Snopes. Looks like all those years of bold-faced lies and left wing activism has finally caught up to their Satanic asses. I’d rather not throw up, so I’m not even going to go check how much the “Save Snopes” GoFundMe has raised up to this point, but I would encourage anyone who is contemplating rushing in to defend or even donate to Snopes to please look into the background of these people. It’s much much worse than even what this piece exposes about these wretched fraudulent “fact checkers”.
They are terrible terrible people and WILDLY bias. The exact inverse of the qualities you would look for from a fact-checking entity. How they even got as popular as they did and gained as much implied credibility as they did, still escapes me. I understand that the HEAVY left-leaning bias they built into all their fact checks is something that all the mainstream outlets are friendly towards and therefore heavily promoted their content because of this. But still. Anyone can put together a 2 person team of deranged progressives and throw together ludacris fact checks like this nasty little Snopes duo did. Why were they chosen to carry the fact-checking torch? Dumb move leftist establishment. Like usual. Look at what these idiots are doing now.👇
Source: By Alana Goodman For Dailymail.com
‘Fact checking’ website Snopes on verge of collapse after founder is accused of fraud, lies, and putting prostitutes and his honeymoon on expenses (and it hasn’t told its readers THOSE facts)
By Alana Goodman For Dailymail.com | 21:13 26 Jul 2017, updated 22:47 26 Jul 2017
- ‘Fact-checking’ website Snopes is asking its users for help in a GoFundMe saying an ‘outside vendor’ is ‘holding it hostage’
- But the site which claims to be ‘transparent’ and to tell people the facts they need to know hasn’t told those donating everything that is going on
- In fact it is at the center of a bitter legal battle with its CEO being accused of fraud, lies, conspiracy and putting prostitutes and his honeymoon on expenses
- David Mikkelson set up company which owns Snopes.com in 2003 with then wife Barbara but she sold her 50 per cent stake during bitter divorce
- Owners of company which provided it with tech and advertising services bought her stake but have now fallen out with Mikkelson and call him a fraudster
- Case could see judge order site closed – despite it being chosen by Facebook to arbitrate on fake news
Fact-checking website Snopes is on the verge of financial collapse after its owner was accused of embezzling company funds to pay for his contentious divorce battle and lavish overseas trips with his new wife, a former Las Vegas escort and porn actress.
The company’s financial woes have gotten so bad that Snopes’ owner David Mikkelson started a crowd-funding website pleading for donations this week, which raised over $500,000 from generous readers in its first day.ADVERTISEMENT
But DailyMail.com can disclose significant facts which are entirely missing from the fact-checking website’s version of events – including the fraud allegations against Mikkeslon.
Snopes.com was started by David Mikkelson and his ex-wife Barbara in the mid-1990s as a website that debunked myths and urban legends.
In recent years, it has started to delve into the area of politics and ‘fact-checking’ so-called ‘fake news’ stories.
After the presidential election, Snopes was chosen by Facebook to sit on a panel of arbiters who would determine whether news stories posted to the social media site were ‘fake news.’
But at the same time, DailyMail.com revealed in December, the two co-founders were involved in a bitter divorce battle in which he was accused of embezzling nearly $100,000 in company funds to spend on personal expenses and prostitutes.
Barbara asked a court at the time to restrict Mikkelson’s bank access, claiming his wild spending was going to deplete the company’s accounts.
Now an advertising and internet services company called Proper Media is making similar accusations against Mikkelson in a lawsuit filed in May in California which is scheduled for a court hearing next month.
Proper Media’s owners last year purchased 50 percent of Bardav Inc., the company founded by both Mikkelsons that owns Snopes, taking Barbara’s 50 per cent share.
Proper Media claims that over the past year Mikkelson ‘engaged in a lengthy scheme of concealment and subterfuge to gain control of the company and to drain its profits.’
Mikkelson counters that Proper Media – which Snopes also contracts for advertising work – has been holding the website ‘hostage’ by ‘withholding advertising revenue.’
In a plea for donations this week, the Snopes founder said the website ‘is in danger of closing its doors’ due to Proper Media allegedly refusing to turn over ad income or relinquish its control of advertising on the website.
‘Our legal team is fighting hard for us, but, having been cut off from all revenue, we are facing the prospect of having no financial means to continue operating the site and paying our staff (not to mention covering our legal fees) in the meanwhile,’ said Mikkelson.