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Old 01-11-2018, 07:33 AM   #754 (permalink)
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The last bastion of truth and or integrity...???

Facebook 'fact checker' accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes | Daily Mail Online

I'll refrain from the more lurid parts of the article even though they show more poor decision making.

From the article.

Lead fact-checkers...

One of the lead fact-checkers, Kim LaCapria, has also been a sex-and-fetish blogger who went by the pseudonym 'Vice Vixen.'

She described her blog as a lifestyle website 'with a specific focus on naughtiness, sin, carnal pursuits, and general hedonism and bonne vivante-ery.'

Describing her day-off activities on another blog, she wrote that she 'played scrabble, smoked pot, and posted to Snopes.' She added, 'That's what I did on my day "on," too.'

David Mikkelson told the that Snopes does not have a ‘standardized procedure’ for fact-checking ‘since the nature of this material can vary widely.’ He said the process ‘involves multiple stages of editorial oversight, so no output is the result of a single person’s discretion.’

He also said the company has no set requirements for fact-checkers because the variety of the work ‘would be difficult to encompass in any single blanket set of standards.’

‘Accordingly, our editorial staff is drawn from diverse backgrounds; some of them have degrees and/or professional experience in journalism, and some of them don't,’ he added.

So that's the definitive source of truth in scientific news debunking, we're supposed to use...???

Not to mention "any" news in general...???

No Thanks...

Also, Breitbart has found a additional 427 more scientific papers in the second half of 2017 not metioned in the Snopes article.

Are they all wrong...???