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Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over “Fact Checks"

Postby jdege on Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:36 pm

https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2019/07/30/no-joke-babylon-bee-sics-lawyers-snopes-fact-checks/
No Joke: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over “Fact Checks”
As you know, fake news—which is distinguished from satire by its intent to mislead—was widely considered a serious issue in the last election cycle. As a result, social media networks like Facebook began partnering with fact-checkers to try and limit the distribution of fake news on their platforms. Snopes was one of them. At one point, a piece of ours was rated “false” by Snopes, prompting Facebook to threaten us with limitations and demonetization. We made a stink about this, and after some media attention shed light on the problem, Facebook apologized for their handling of the matter and admitted that satire is not the same as fake news.

We came out on top last time, but this latest smear from Snopes is both dishonest and disconcerting. We have no choice but to take it very seriously. For better or worse, the media, the public, and social networks all look to Snopes for authoritative answers. By lumping us in with fake news and questioning whether we really qualify as satire, Snopes appears to be actively engaged in an effort to discredit and deplatform us. While we wish it wasn’t necessary, we have retained a law firm to represent us in this matter.
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Re: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over “Fact Checks"

Postby Grayskies on Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:21 pm

More proof leftists have no sense of humor.
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Re: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over “Fact Checks"

Postby jdege on Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:43 pm

To tell you the truth, a lot of the time I don't find the Bee very funny.

But now and again...

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Re: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over “Fact Checks"

Postby Rip Van Winkle on Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:24 am

Grayskies wrote:More proof leftists have no sense of humor.

They're far too busy being perpetually offended and outraged to ever laugh.
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Re: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over “Fact Checks"

Postby xd ED on Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:18 am

Grayskies wrote:More proof leftists have no sense of humor.


Fix'd it for yah.
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Re: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over “Fact Checks"

Postby Ironbear on Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:50 am

Fact checking a satire site is, of course, ripe for satire. I think I agree with post, that Snopes is going to get the short end of it here.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/08/is-snopes-a-satire-site.php
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Re: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over “Fact Checks"

Postby BigBlue on Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:24 am

Ha! Quote from that article:

“Study: Too Many People Think Satirical News Is Real.”

Ya think??? Perhaps it is because too much of 'actual news' is so ridiculous these days that it seems like satire. I think if we showed today's headlines to someone 15 years ago they would totally think they are all made up jokes. Most of the stuff would have been laughed out of movie plots as ridiculous not too long ago.
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Re: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over “Fact Checks"

Postby Holland&Holland on Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:24 pm

BigBlue wrote:Ha! Quote from that article:

“Study: Too Many People Think Satirical News Is Real.”

Ya think??? Perhaps it is because too much of 'actual news' is so ridiculous these days that it seems like satire. I think if we showed today's headlines to someone 15 years ago they would totally think they are all made up jokes. Most of the stuff would have been laughed out of movie plots as ridiculous not too long ago.


Wait, the Onion is not real?
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Re: Babylon Bee Sics Lawyers On Snopes Over “Fact Checks"

Postby Rip Van Winkle on Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:31 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:Wait, the Onion is not real?

Sadly, it's just as real as most of the tabloid media these days.
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