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Is it true that chewing gum stays in your gut for seven years? Did a megalodon really terrorize cruise ship passengers? How much should parents worry about the Halloween candy their children receive? Founded in 1994 by David Mikkelson, Snopes has grown into one of the internet's most reputable (and busy) fact-checkers of such claims and other folklore, urban legends, hoaxes, frauds, and misinformation. While the publication also features original investigative reporting, fact-checking remains its bread and butter. On the page linked above, readers will find quick links to trending topics or can use the menu at the top to easily find recent pieces ("Latest") or the most popular fact-checks ("Top"). Readers can also click on "Collections" to access fact-check articles grouped around prominent topics, such as rumors about masks and COVID-19, marijuana usage, and tales of the supernatural. Users looking for a deep dive can browse the "Archives" for information about Lost Legends, Old Wives' Tales, and Frauds & Scams, among other categories. Those seeking details about Snopes's editorial process, rating system, and data sources can scroll the page above to find an "FAQ" with this and other relevant information. Readers can also submit their own topic for review through an easy three-step process. Snopes is an independent publication owned by Snopes Media Group, and can also be found on Facebook and Twitter (@snopes on both platforms).
Archived Scout Publication URL
  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2021/1001
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Date of Scout Publication
October 1st
Date Of Record Creation
August 23rd at 4:32pm
Date Of Record Release
September 21st at 1:35pm
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