If you’ve been following along on Twitchy you know there’s been a lot of tension between Christian satire site The Babylon Bee and fact-checking site Snopes.com, which seems to think it needs to point out that CNN didn’t really buy an industrial-sized washing machine to spin the news — but that’s the sort of thing Snopes keeps calling out as “fake news” and suggesting it’s meant to be deceptive.
As Twitchy reported recently, Snopes shared concerning research that “too many people think satirical news is real.” The study was conducted by two researchers and a Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University, and the two professors receive funding from Facebook, which uses Snopes to fact-check stories.
Now The Babylon Bee is hitting back with its own shocking survey that shows something equally troubling, if not more so:
Concerning Survey Finds Too Many People Believe Snopes Is A Legitimate Fact-Checking Websitehttps://t.co/8Rggs3ad5s
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) August 21, 2019
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) August 21, 2019
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) August 21, 2019
— Ragnarok ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ (@RagnarokBruin) August 21, 2019
— American Mogul 🇺🇸 (@mogul_american) August 21, 2019
Can @snopes confirm?
— spannerfarm (@spannerfarm) August 21, 2019
— swahoo (@swahoo3) August 21, 2019
YAAAS SLAY THEM WITH LOLZ! pic.twitter.com/56lpa9XTqI
— Brently (@cyre2067) August 21, 2019
— brb pouncing and seizing (@becomingworthy) August 21, 2019
I need you. Oh, I need you.
Thank you. https://t.co/RM6hu9ldkR
— Tracy Hernandez (@Organics4Free) August 21, 2019
— Gunbreaker Xion (@Xion136) August 21, 2019
Baaaaa-hahahahahaha! Keep hammering them!
— Chicago News Bench™ (@ChiNewsBench) August 21, 2019
— AnonymousInTexas (@namerankssn) August 21, 2019
It's not wise to pick a fight with a well trained satire team.
You will get roasted.
— Northwest Prophetic (@NWProphetic) August 21, 2019
— Dodd (@Amuk3) August 21, 2019
This wins the internet
— Al B. Damned (@Al_B_Damned) August 21, 2019
Wow at fighting fire with fire !
Republicans take note.
— ❌#MAGA❌✝️Pray Without Ceasing✝️ (@Elohim_Gadol) August 21, 2019
@snopes Fact check this please
— 8-bit Chase (@SeaGL_) August 21, 2019
At this point, I'm just gonna keep this gif on file for all of The Bee's Snopes articles. pic.twitter.com/4UfpuQIUju
— Dave's Not Here (@Weirddave0) August 21, 2019
I checked Snopes to verify whether or not it's a fact checking website and it sent me here.
I'm so confused right now.
— J. Hardman (@cruesome) August 21, 2019
— Dan (@LawoftheGator) August 21, 2019
— The Sampo (@GoldSaltFlour) August 21, 2019
Epic response. Your move, @snopes
— Socialist Mop (@socialistmop) August 21, 2019
Weapon grade shade pic.twitter.com/0Ttf1Hw321
— YouAllNeedARetrieverCalvin (@MWBRI) August 21, 2019
— SETH WEATHERS (@sethweathers) August 21, 2019
Babylon Bee to Snopes: pic.twitter.com/MOZijSj6Hi
— Not THAT Steven Avery (@joural81) August 21, 2019
Babylon Bee Dunkin on Snopes like they’re MJ. pic.twitter.com/ZWVh9FXesc
— Deborah Sampson (@Debsam1760) August 21, 2019
@TheBabylonBee would definitely take gold in any towing competition. They've been dragging snopes for weeks. Epic.
— Eric Boudreau (@EricBoudreau12) August 21, 2019
They’ve really been hitting back hard, and it’s great to see.
IMPORTANT: Snopes shares 'research' showing that the Babylon Bee publishes popular 'factually inaccurate content' https://t.co/xwkShbbmsd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 16, 2019