The co-founder of this fact-checking site plagiarized more than 50 articles

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The co-founder of this fact-checking site plagiarized more than 50 articles

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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