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.”