David Emery
David Emery

David Emery is a Portland-based writer and editor with 25 years of experience fact-checking rumors, hoaxes, and contemporary legends, first as a freelancer for About.com (1997-2016), and as a staff writer and editor for Snopes since July 2016. His varied media career has also included stints as a television writer, contributing editor of a (pre-internet) satirical newspaper, and newsroom librarian.

mandatory penis inspection
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dolly parton to record album with heavy metal band slipknot?
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Sophia Loren: Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
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praying hands in clouds fake video
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Mark Twain quote on patriotism
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Dr. Walter Freeman performs a lobotomy using an instrument resembling an ice pick.
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was robin williams considered for role of jack torrance in the shining?
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At the Iowa State Fair in 2019, former Vice President Joe Biden said, 'We choose truth over facts.'
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Is this the most detail image of a human cell to date?
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The Times on the odious creep of the nanny state
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Did Morgan Freeman say 'Don't take criticism from people you wouldn't go to for advice'?
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When Martin Luther King encouraged me to run for Congress I didn't think much of it. But over time I've realized he was right. And now that I've been elected, I refuse to spit on his grave and resign.
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Osiris and Isis, ancient gods of Egypt
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Attributed to Albert Einstein: 'The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.'
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Greta Thunberg
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Did Greg Abbott tweet on Christmas Eve about putting migrants on a bus and kicking them out into the freezing cold?
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Benjamin Franklin: A penny saved is a penny earned.
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Manipulated image purports to show Volodymyr Zelenskyy in drag at LGBTQ event.
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Dick Van Dyke is not dead, despite death hoax
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A fake tweet attributed to Elon Musk reads, 'You know, in some parts of the world, journalists get murdered for crossing the wrong people. Banning the reporters I don't like from my own platform feels like a pretty innocuous alternative to me.'
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