Apparently, no one at the fact-checking site Snopes was fact-checking their writers. Because entire paragraphs were lifted directly from the likes of The New York Times and CNN, reporters say.
One of the founders of the website, and a 50% Snopes shareholder, apparently plagiarized more than 50 articles.
“I didn’t come from a journalism background,” said David Mikkelson. “I wasn’t used to doing news aggregation. A number of times I crossed the line to where it was copyright infringement. I own that.”
What repercussions does he now face (if any) for his actions?
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