David Emery

David Emery is a Portland-based writer and editor with more than two decades’ experience investigating rumors, hoaxes, and urban legends, first as a freelancer for About.com (1997-2016), and 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.

Person, Human, Face
What Is Copypasta?
  • 19 September 2021
Before there was "sharing" — before there was even social media — there was copying...
  • Article
What Is Copypasta?
The Dyatlov Pass Incident
  • 29 January 2021
Despite sixty-plus years of speculation about the deaths of nine skiers in Russia's Ural Mountains...
  • News
The Dyatlov Pass Incident