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Fact Checking Snopes on Its Own Claims of Being ‘Held Hostage’ by ‘A Vendor’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Mike Masnick, writing for Techdirt:

    Last week, I (like probably many of you) saw the news that the famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) fact checking website “Snopes” was crowdfunding on GoFundMe, saying that it needed to raise money as soon as possible, because “a vendor” refused to recognize that Snopes had terminated a contract and was holding the site “hostage.” […]

    However, in presenting its own predicament, Snopes… does not exactly do a credible job of explaining the full story. If Snopes were reviewing Snopes’ own crowdfunding campaign, it might have to put it in the “Mixture” category as not being fully accurate, but not being fully false either.

    This entire story is nutso

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  2. ReginaPhilange

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    So did proper media buy the shares and then just hand them out? Meaning Green just took them for free and jumped ship? If so that's kind of hilarious. Someone's lawyer definitely got fired lmao.
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