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(HEAVY = True, Average = Partly True, and Nil = False.)
On the Scale: George Soros uses Snopes.com to attack Republicans.
Emails and Internet articles abound that claim George Soros contributes to Snopes.com, which in turn promotes Liberal causes by reporting as truth false information against Republican initiatives, and covering up for Democrat misdeeds.
Veracity Weight: Nil. According to FactCheck.org, TruthOrFiction.com, and other hoax-busting organizations, the premier fact-vs.-fiction website Snopes.com is owned by a Californian named David Mikkelson and his Canadian wife, Barbara. These sites all agree that Mr. Mikkelson, who registered as a Republican in 2000, has never taken a public stand for or against any party or candidate. Further, Mrs. Mikkelson is not a U.S. citizen and cannot vote. Indeed, Snopes.com has proven to be absolutely neutral on political issues, and backs up all of its findings with meticulous research and verifiable evidence.
George Soros, the wealthy supporter of Liberal causes, has absolutely no connection with Snopes.com, which is completely self-funded through advertising sales.