Snopes, Which Will Be Fact-Checking For Facebook, Employs Leftists Almost Exclusively, by Alex Pfieffer. Snopes is well-known for its leftist slant. Here’s how it happens:
Almost all of the writers churning out fact checks for Snopes have a liberal background, and many of them have expressed contempt for Republican voters. The Daily Caller could not identify a single Snopes fact-checker who comes from a conservative background. Snopes did not respond to a list of questions from TheDC regarding the site’s ideological leaning.
At least two of the site’s fact-checkers joined Snopes after writing for Raw Story, a far-left publication that describes itself as a “progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media.” Several others have demonstrated liberal partisanship.
Snopes managing editor Brooke Binkowski said on Twitter that Brexit supporters were “pandering to racist mouth-breather ‘Britain First’ types.”
Another Snopes fact-checker, Bethenia Palma Markus, previously wrote for Raw Story and is listed as a “contributing writer” by Truth-Out.org, a left-wing nonprofit working to “spur the revolution in consciousness and inspire the direct action that is necessary to save the planet and humanity.”
These are the people who will influence what you can see on Facebook. It will work for the left in the short term, just like the increased media bias worked for a decade after it exploded after the Hurricane Katrina incident in 2004 (when the media discovered that if they all say the same lies, hardly anyone is any the wiser), but in the longer term people will get fed up with it and leave. With increased awareness now, and reporting like this, “the longer term” might only be a year or two.
A couple of readers have urged us to put the Wentworth Report on Facebook for greater exposure, but it is obvious now that there is little future for us there.