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Snopes, the internets favorite fact checker, is in deep trouble

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Snopes is trapped in a complicated legal mess.Image: Saves SNOPES Just as one of the oldest fact-checking sites seems to have hit its mainstream stride, it gets tangled in a dramatic legal mess, one that involves lots of finger-pointing, alleged backstabbing, and a contentious divorce. Its the kind of backroom drama that tends to play out in secret, until someone files a lawsuit. Now we have not one, but two lawsuits, and on Monday, a cry for help. Snopes has launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a war chest. And its growing quickly. It says it needs the money because […]