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April 18, 2007

#250: Snopes


Another urban legend? You should check out Snopes before sending me this stuff.

Oops; yeah.

Man, Snopes is really great–independent fact-checkers trawling our collective discourse, filtering out misinformation.

Yeah, but they have their dark side. The couple that runs snopes.com also runs a network of spam servers that start many of those forwarded stories in the first place, ensuring they’ll always have business.

That’s absurd. Plus, it’s definitely not true–it was debunked by…


… Oh my God.

alt text: The MythBusters are even more sinister.