Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Satire or Deceit? Christian Humor Site Feuds With Snopes Advertisement Supported by The Babylon Bee says Snopes went too far in fact-checking a satirical story. Snopes had suggested the Bee twisted its joke to deceive readers. ByNiraj Chokshi Aug 3, 2019 It’s a fake-news feud made for 2019. On one side is Snopes, the influential fact-checking website founded 25 years ago. On the other is the Babylon Bee, They are fighting over how Snopes characterizes stories published by the suggesting that the satirical site may be twisting its jokes to deceive readers. “The reason we have to take it seriously is because social networks, which we depend on for our traffic, have relied upon fact-checking sources “In cases where they’re calling us fake news and lumping us in with them rather than saying this is satire, that could actually damage us,” he added. “It could put our business in jeopardy.” Indeed, the line between misinformation and satire can be thin, and real consequences can result when it is crossed. On social media, parody can be misconstrued or misrepresented as it moves further… Read full this story
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