The very fact-checking web site Snopes issued a monetary plea to its readers Monday to maintain itself going. A GoFundMe donation web page for Snopes reveals a purpose of $500,000 — with $582,273 raised as of four p.m. PT Tuesday July 25.
Snopes.com was based in 1994 and has been debunking city myths and hoaxes since lengthy earlier than they have been referred to as. The web site is at present half owned by Correct Media and half by Snopes founder David Mikkelson, through his firm Bardav.
In Could, Correct Media filed a lawsuit with the California Superior Courtroom in San Diego alleging that Bardav breached its contract. Since then, Correct Media hasn’t allowed Snopes to run commercials, the web site’s principal income.
Bardav countersued, alleging that Correct Media did not present contracted companies. Each lawsuits are embedded under.
In a message asking for monetary assist, Snopes states:
“Our authorized staff is combating laborious for us, however, having been reduce off from all income, we face the prospect of getting no monetary means to proceed working the positioning and paying our workers (to not point out masking our authorized charges) in the mean time.”
In a response to Snopes’ name for donations, Correct Media asks for a truth verify to be run on Snopes’ fundraising plea.
“Immediately’s publish solely confirms Correct Media’s allegations that Mr. Mikkelson has drained the corporate’s financial institution accounts and is unable to function Snopes profitably with out Correct Media’s experience and administration.”
First revealed July 24, 12:41 p.m. PT
Replace, July 25 at four:10 p.m.: Updates the amount of cash Snopes raised