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Snopes A Big Nope

snopes fact-checking website a hoax

Leading fact-checker website snopes.com was today revealed to be an elaborate hoax run by a Milton Keynes's knitting club.

"It started as a joke," said Mrs Amanda Mahone-Pisness, the club's chairwoman. "One of our ladies was talking one day about spinning yarn when it occurred to us what a fabulous yarn a fake fact-checker website would be.  Fortunately we're fairly tech savvy since most of us have Facebook and moderately successful Etsy businesses, so it was no trouble at all to set up a website. We were only going to do one post, but were astonished by how popular our fake fake news was, so we carried on.

It is a lot of fun, but we take turns at writing the articles, because those scarves won't knit themselves, you know."