Snopes Runs Spam

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

so, it appears, that the debunking site snopes also runs spam services, so that they have business.

xkcd 205 snopes
XKCD on Snopes. https://xkcd.com/250/ image ©
CGP Grey on Snopes

here's a research from 2016

The Eight Spiders, 2016-10-29

Basically, snope's citation is never found.

(that is, “Lisa Birgit Holst” of “PC Professional, 7 Jan 1993” doesn't exist)

Snopes of course changes the article on their site http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/spiders.asp over the years.

As of 2017-03-19, it points out the thing is a hoax and they link to Scientific American article.

Is Snope Scamming?

Let's not forget, the real question here, is, is the person who ran snopes intentionally created fake stuff so that they can earn more money via ads on their website?

I'm inclined to believe so.

Instead of research on the 8 spiders issue, you can research on snope and the person who ran them. And find out if the guy actually run spam servers that send spam emails.

Web Spam, Scam, SEO

  1. YouTube Scamer Stealing Video
  2. Twitter “JavaScript Teacher” Spam
  3. Web Domain Farm
  4. Do Not Donate to Wikipedia
  5. China ISP Ad Injection
  6. Snopes Runs Spam
  7. Unicode Confusables Spam, 2012
  8. favspam
  9. Buy Followers Scam
  10. Twitter Spam Farm 2011
  11. Twitter Spam Farm 2012
  12. Facebook Fraud
  13. Translation SEO Scam
  14. Ask a Question Scam
  15. Machine Generated Spam
  16. Pretty Girl Spam
  17. Seo Hack on Alexa
  18. Where Do Spammers Came From
  19. Linkedin Spam Filter Collateral Damage
  20. Daily Mail Stealing Images

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