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Snopes Co-Founder Accused Of Embezzling Company Money, Spending It On Prostitutes

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The founder of mythbusting website Snopes, which was recently tapped by Facebook as one of four “fact-check” organizations patrolling the site for “fake news,” embezzled $98,000 in company funds before spending it on “himself and the prostitutes he hired,” according to legal documents filed by his ex-wife reviewed by the Daily Mail.

After divorcing from his first wife, Barbara Mikkelson, David Mikkelson married Elyssa Young, a former porn star and current escort who now works for Snopes as an administrator, according to the Daily Mail.

The Daily Mail also revealed that top Snopes “fact-checker” Kim LaCapria claimed on her personal blog that she has “posted to Snopes” after smoking marijuana. As TheDC previously revealed, LaCapria describes herself as “openly left-leaning” and once claimed that Republicans fear “female agency.” (RELATED: Fact-Checking Snopes: Website’s Political ‘Fact-Checker’ Is Just A Failed Liberal Blogger)

As originally reported by TheDC, Snopes almost exclusively employs leftists as fact-checkers, many of whom have exhibited a clear distaste for Republican voters. TheDC could not identify a single Snopes fact-checker who comes from a conservative background. (RELATED: Snopes, Which Will Be Fact-Checking For Facebook, Employs Leftists Almost Exclusively)

The mythbusting site has butchered the truth on more than one occasion.

In July, TheDC exposed a Snopes lie about the lack of American flags at the Democratic convention, trying to pass off a picture from day two of the convention as though it were from day one in a flailing attempt to debunk a factual Daily Caller story. (RELATED: Snopes Caught Lying About Lack Of American Flags At Democratic Convention)

Similarly, a Snopes attempt at discrediting a news story from The Daily Caller News Foundation earlier this month was riddled with factual errors and omissions. (RELATED: Snopes Deliberately Omits Key Details To Protect Kerry’s State Department)

Neither Snopes nor Facebook returned TheDC’s request for comment regarding the accusations that David Mikkelson embezzled company money and spent some of it on prostitutes.

(DAILY CALLER)

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RELATED: FACT CHECK: Snopes Founder Busted Globetrotting Asia With Porn Star on Soros-Funded Honeymoon

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  • powerxq

    Snopes was the site that everyone claimed, a few years ago, couldn’t possibly be biased because one of the husband/wife team was a Canadian. Like they aren’t a nation of loon-a-tics with their excessively cute and leftist Prime Minister Zoolander.

  • harrydweeks

    Perfect , fits right in with the Lefty Loons .

  • Sam H.

    This is almost as shocking as a president who grabs women by the pussy against their will!

  • Sam H.

    This is as bad as when Ivana accused Trump of raping her in her divorce papers!

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  • Stop The Left

    Snopes was always pretend news. Satire. Who would ever seriously quote them? Wait, is this more of their National Lampoon bullshit to get attention?

  • Bill Adkins

    True pundit is post factual

  • Obamabot

    It’s almost as shocking as the millions of idiot sheep in America who fell for identity politics and media collusion to get HRC elected

  • Sominex83

    Typical liberal company. God this guy sounds like a disgusting pile of crap.

  • Sominex83

    She admitted that she lied……

  • T9e

    “Against their will”? Did Snopes tell you that’s what he said? You will want to listen to the video yourself Sam H. He never said that

  • Mark 2112

    really? was Trump President then? no. just another tool from the left

  • edwardrynearson

    “the left”

  • zombie

    How do you know it was against their will.