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.

Looking for Lisa Holst (Re: 10 Misconceptions Rundown)
Jan 24, 2012
CGP Grey

here's a research from 2016

The Eight Spiders
Oct 29, 2016
LEMMiNO

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.

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