Having debunked all other false narratives, Snopes can focus on the important work of debunking the fake news being spread by the Babylon Bee about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
— snopes.com (@snopes) April 16, 2019
Well? Did she??? Snopes is on the case!
In mid-April 2019, an image supposedly showing U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez guessing that the cost of an item was “free” during an appearance on the daytime television game show “The Price is Right” started circulating on social media.
This is not a genuine photograph of Ocasio-Cortez on the show. This image was created for a satirical article that was originally published by The Babylon Bee.
The Babylon Bee is an entertainment website that does not publish factual content. A disclaimer at the bottom of the website states: “The Babylon Bee is Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire.”
Do … do you mean to say that a site that’s open about publishing satirical content would publish satirical content? How is this possible?
Huge, if true. https://t.co/l14SVtY9Nl
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) April 17, 2019
Are you guys sure? I think you should really take another look at it.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 17, 2019
Why stop there, Snopes? Run through that entire site and just fact check the holy hell out of it. https://t.co/PwEycJZ6oh
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) April 17, 2019
Here’s a fact for Snopes: This ratio is really cookin’!
“The internet’s definitive #factchecking resource,” ladies and gentlemen.
lolol people fact-checking the Babylon Bee again. https://t.co/1USuS7YPb8
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) April 17, 2019
Are you serious? Snopes fact checking known SATIRE SITE Babylon Bee? Good Lord….. https://t.co/mhDEMAhHRw
— Mary ⚾️? (@mchastain81) April 17, 2019
— Mujahed Kobbe (@MujahedKobbe) April 17, 2019
— Jordan Calderwood (@jordan6426) April 17, 2019
is @TheBabylonBee writing for snopes now??
— Luke (@lateforapex) April 17, 2019
fantastic work here guys
— HoustonAUTiger (@HoustonAUTiger) April 17, 2019
You guys are fact checking a parody site. Delete your account and your website, then set fire to it and salt the ground in which your servers stood
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) April 17, 2019
You guys are a joke. https://t.co/uLJ94NrPmt
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) April 17, 2019
Let us all point and laugh at @snopes today.
— John Alvarado (@john_chris_1) April 17, 2019
And every day.
Editor’s note: The headline of this post has been amended to reflect that Snopes’ fact-checking tweet included a gif as opposed to a still image.
Oh dear Lord … they’ve doubled down:
lol, snopes issued a brand new tweet right after I sent this ⬆, now has the full video instead of the funny gif: https://t.co/iWsGgoCkst
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) April 17, 2019
What started as a story about @AOC on a satirical website also spread on social media as a standalone altered image. Without context, it is inevitable in today's misinformation age that some people will see, believe, and keep scrolling: https://t.co/95RRj4nSzs
Roll the video ?️ pic.twitter.com/Q0R2GVx8vf
— snopes.com (@snopes) April 17, 2019
For God’s sake, Snopes. Put the shovel down.
Link me where you fact checked other parody sites and you can have an inkling of your credibility back. Otherwise, I shall continue laughing at you.
— Adam Taylor (@GoAvs14) April 17, 2019
Blaming others for your own stupidity is not cool dude….NOT COOL
— Luke 9:23-24 (@TS7Track12) April 17, 2019
— Dickie B. Sweatt (@DTFOfficial1) April 17, 2019