Is Snopes Accurate?

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Snopes, hosted at, is generally considered a reliable and accurate source of information. While it has been accused of bias in the past, other fact-checking organizations support its integrity.

Launched in 1995, Snopes is considered one of the first fact-checking resources online. While it covers political issues, it focuses primarily on urban legends and dubious claims. Much of its content deals with popular email messages.

The site has come under attack from conspiracy theorists who claim that it is a front for those committing various conspiracies and from people who believe the site espouses a political bias. However, none of these claims are supported by its competitors.