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Is Snopes complete garbage?
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Posted 12/2/16 , edited 12/2/16



Plenty of reports have been made to the FBI and local police
It gets written off as a conspiracy, driving people to believe even the FBI and police are in on it
Telling them to take action isn't a very good idea considering people have shown up at the pizza place already.


I have already listed several people who can help other than the fbi and who operate independently of the government. You can find them with simple google searches.


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I think snopes is quite good at establishing context to a lot of things, but they need a more nuanced system beyond "true/false". I think a lot of things they are discussing, particularly in politics, fall under the "unsubstantiated" category. This would allow them to say "there isn't enough evidence to support this claim", instead of saying "false" which implies that there is enough evidence to make a conclusion.
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Depends on what it is. Establishing context to how a claim started is something they do well. But not so much proving or disproving anything.
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Posted 12/11/16 , edited 12/12/16

sundin13 wrote:

I think snopes is quite good at establishing context to a lot of things, but they need a more nuanced system beyond "true/false". I think a lot of things they are discussing, particularly in politics, fall under the "unsubstantiated" category. This would allow them to say "there isn't enough evidence to support this claim", instead of saying "false" which implies that there is enough evidence to make a conclusion.


I thought they already do. True, Mostly True, Mix, Mostly False, False, and Unknown.
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Posted 12/11/16 , edited 12/12/16

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So, I noticed several snopes.com articles that I read shed negative outlooks on conservative issues or accusations. There is an excerpt about the author at the bottom. Note the excerpt below:


Okay then, let's see how you are going to argue this...



Kim LaCapria

Kim LaCapria is a New York-based content manager and longtime snopes.com message board participant. Although she was investigated and found to be "probably false" by snopes.com in early 2002, Kim later began writing for the site due to an executive order unilaterally passed by President Obama during a secret, late-night session (without the approval of Congress). Click like and share if you think this is an egregious example of legislative overreach.


It seems like they are advertising that this writer is dishonest on purpose and using it to advertise their site. I suppose it could mean something else but you'll have to explain it to me in detail if that's the case.


Wut. This has nothing to do with how snopes.com is shedding negative outlooks on conservative issues or accusations. This is a bio of ONE WRITER, and it's clearly a parody of fake conspiracies about fact-checkers or something like that, not an advertisement. I've seen accusations of bias from BOTH sides actually. This even takes a jab at Facebook because Facebook life is cursed life, and also because Facebook has a fake news problem. The misuse of "legislative" when the correct term here is "executive" means that this parodies the type of fake conspiracy that targets the uneducated (Is this detailed enough for you yet?)


Note: While she may be unable to post the unfavorable "true/false" answer, she always makes sure to post a written story that sheds a negative light on anything promoting conservatism.

http://www.snopes.com/author/kim/


One of her articles clearly dispels an accusation against Donald Trump (though I guess you can argue that he's not conservative): http://www.snopes.com/donald-trump-carrier-stock.

I'm guessing everything you're showing is seen as a jab a conservatives because conservatives tend to post more fake news than liberals do (I haven't checked where John Oliver got that statistic because, you know, anime)



Let me know what you think. And I don't mind if you call me paranoid, just make sure you back it up.



...*sigh*, okay, I really can't blame you or most other people for being "paranoid". I have a bunch of conspiracies in mind too:

The film & music industries + Intellectual property maximalists try to control the internet through crap like SOPA, PIPA, and the TPP

Broadband monopolies are fighting net neutrality so they can avoid bringing good internet access (and limit the flow of information as a result) to most rural americans.

I could go on and on about the various crap plaguing Americans today, but the general problem is that access to our culture is structured in a way that under-represents way too many people (including minorities and rural citizens) and hinders the variety in our movies and TV-shows. Before I got into anime, I never realized that the closest American representation of slice-of-life was Seinfeld (I've been told it's "a show about nothing") and masochistic sitcoms (they're always like: "HUR DUR YOUNG PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE PROBLEMS AND DADS ARE EITHER FAULTLESS IDIOTS OR HUGE JERKS").
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