What Type of Questions Does Snopes Answer?


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Snopes.com answers questions about popular urban legends, rumors that spread by email or the Internet, and other stories of questionable origin. Snopes.com investigates items in several categories, such as food, history, music and sports.

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Barbara and David Mikkelson, the founders of Snopes.com, are the site's chief investigators. Their lack of political bias, confirmed by Factcheck.org, and thorough investigation have garnered praise from several news publications, including The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Snopes.com also compiles a Top 25 list of currently popular stories. On July 28, 2015, some examples of stories investigated by Snopes.com included the story that U.S. flags were lowered for the death of singer Whitney Houston and the rumor that the heads on Easter Island also have bodies.

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