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{{w|Snopes}} is a popular website for checking the validity of {{w|Urban legend|urban legends}}. Snopes proves or disproves facts, but an other urban legend is known about Snopes: Running spam operations to create sources for their own proves.
 
{{w|Snopes}} is a popular website for checking the validity of {{w|Urban legend|urban legends}}. Snopes proves or disproves facts, but an other urban legend is known about Snopes: Running spam operations to create sources for their own proves.
  
The title text suggests that {{w|MythBusters}}, another group which debunks myths, are even more bad.
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The title text suggests that {{w|MythBusters}}, another group which debunks myths, are even more bad (or perhaps desperate to find myths that can be tested).
  
 
==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==

Revision as of 02:47, 24 October 2013

Snopes
The MythBusters are even more sinister.
Title text: The MythBusters are even more sinister.

Explanation

Snopes is a popular website for checking the validity of urban legends. Snopes proves or disproves facts, but an other urban legend is known about Snopes: Running spam operations to create sources for their own proves.

The title text suggests that MythBusters, another group which debunks myths, are even more bad (or perhaps desperate to find myths that can be tested).

Transcript

Cueball: Another urban legend? You should check out Snopes before sending me this stuff.
Friend: Oops; yeah.
Cueball: Man, Snopes is really great--independent fact-checkers trawling our collective discourse, filtering out misinformation.
Friend: Yeah, but they have their dark side. The couple that runs snopes.com also runs a network of spam servers that start many of those forwarded stories in the first place, ensuring they'll always have business.
Cueball: That's absurd. Plus, it's definitely not true--it was debunked by...
Friend: Yes?
Cueball: ...Oh my God.


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