Snopes Rolls Out New Opinion Check Feature


from The Babylon Bee:

U.S.—Snopes has rolled out a helpful new feature: an opinion checker.

Alongside the site’s helpful fact checks of satirical articles and debunking of urban legends, there will now be a section of the site dedicated to checking out opinions and letting you know which ones are acceptable to hold.

“Just checking facts wasn’t enough anymore—now, people are looking to Snopes to be the moral arbiter of which opinions are OK and which ones are not,” said a spokesperson for the website. “This has been a long time coming. We’ve pretty much been doing this all along, but disguising it as a ‘fact check.’ So now we can just be much more upfront with people about what our intentions are.”

As soon as the feature went live, Snopes had opinion-checked dozens of opinions, including the following:

  • President Trump isn’t as bad as Hitler
  • White men aren’t all bad
  • Abortion is wrong
  • Pineapple does not belong on pizza
  • Hillary Clinton is not a good person
  • The Last Jedi is trash
  • It’s OK to laugh at a joke on the internet

All of these earned a “Wrong” opinion rating. Any post expressing these opinions on social media will automatically be tagged with a “Wrong” rating from Snopes.

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