Fact Check Fail or Deliberate Lie? Snopes Gets It Wrong On Story About Warrantless Searches

Fact Check Fail or Deliberate Lie? Snopes Gets It Wrong On Story About Warrantless Searches

Source: The Free Thought Project

Snopes attempted to debunk a very real threat to the 4th Amendment by making up a false statement and using it as a red herring.

Snopes.com has made its name as the truthful source that debunks crazy conspiracy theories and “fake news” on the internet, but its response to a story on legislation allowing warrantless searches is in need of its own fact check.

As Snopes correctly noted, the story in question was published by The Free Thought Project on Aug. 24, and is on the subject of House Joint Resolution 76. What Snopes does not mention is that up until TFTP reported on the legislation, it received virtually no media coverage, aside from criticism from Congressman Justin Amash on social media. . . . Read Complete Report

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