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Jump to: navigation, search is a liberal website that was originally devoted to collecting and debunking urban legends. It was started in 1997 by husband and wife team Barbara and David Mikkelson. Because the Mikkelson's have no formal background or experience in investigative research, it is filled with numerous, intentionally inaccurate information. The site is popular with liberals,[1] and it tends to explain away all criticism toward liberal politicians and public figures while giving conservatives the hatchet job. In 2016, Snopes spent the entire year unsuccessfully trying to defend Hillary Clinton.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] At the same time, Snopes has defended some conservatives, such as its refutation that Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke wears "fake medals,"[9] the claim that the Polish first lady did not shake U.S. President Donald Trump's hand.[10] and even admitted that Trump is a victim of mainstream media fake news.[11]

In July 2017, a financial dispute with an advertising firm forced Snopes to seeking crowd-sourced funding. They raised $500,000 on their first day. Also, it has been alleged that Mikkelson has been embezzling company funds to spend on personal expenses and prostitutes. [12]

Intentionally Inaccurate Information

  • In 2016, the site tried to deny the basic fact that Hillary Clinton defended a child rapist and was later heard laughing about the case in an audio tape provided by the Washington Free Beacon. The site rated this basic fact as "mostly false."[13]
  • Snopes is skeptical about a great number of different topics. When it comes to Barack Obama, they have all the answers even though his records are sealed from the public.
  • They reference Obama's autobiography 'Dreams From My Father' as a debunking source. This despite the book was ghostwritten by domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.[14] Controversial subjects such as his birth certificate, Obama’s 1981 Trip To Pakistan using a U.S. passport, his college records, social security number, law license, etc., Snopes knows what hundreds of lawsuits have unable to unseal by the courts.
  • Snopes calls concerns about deaths attributed to the HPV vaccine false despite CDC whistleblower publicly stating otherwise.[15]
  • Voter Fraud in 2012 was non-existent according to Snopes [16] except they ignore existing cases such as 35,000 instances of double voting in N. Carolina.[17]

External links


  1. Bokhari, Allum (July 25, 2017). BOKHARI: Why The Left Loves Snopes. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  8. Snopes Got Snoped
  9. Palma, Bethania (May 23, 2017). Does Sheriff David Clarke Wear 'Fake' Military Medals?. Snopes. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  10. MacGuill, Dan (July 8, 2017). Did Poland's First Lady Refuse to Shake Donald Trump's Hand? Snopes. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  11. Scarborough, Rowan (July 17, 2017). Snopes publishes favorable Trump report. The Washington Times. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  12. 'Fact checking' website Snopes on verge of collapse after founder is accused of fraud, DialiyMail, July 26, 2017
  14. SHOCK CONFESSION: Bill Ayers Reveals He Is Author Of “Dreams From My Father” in Latest Book, GatewayPundit, November 20,2013
  15. Can Snopes be Trusted on Health Issues?, Healthimpactnews, September 3, 2014
  16. 2012 Voter Fraud,
  17. N.C. State Board Finds More than 35K Incidents of ‘Double Voting’ in 2012, NationalReview, April 3, 2014