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.com 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.

2019 year in review snopes
2019 in Review: Darkness Spreads, But Snopes Readers Hold the Light
  • 26 December 2019
As we wrap a decade that saw dangerous and alarming trends in misinformation, we are...
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No, Walmart Is Not Offering a Free $50 ‘Anniversary’ Coupon on Facebook
  • 19 March 2020
Yet another "free coupon" scam attempted to lure social media users with bogus promises.
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Did Trump Say People with Down Syndrome Too Often Face ‘Terminations of Their Lives Before Birth’?
  • 16 October 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump issued a Down Syndrome Awareness Month proclamation in October 2019.
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Did Chelsea Clinton Say Satanism Is a Religion That Deserves Respect?
  • 29 August 2019
An article published on a Christian website accused Clinton of attempting to "normalize" Satanism.
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Did AOC Start ‘Chain Migration’ Proceedings Against Melania Trump?
  • 17 July 2019
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump's parents, both from Slovenia, became U.S. citizens in August 2018.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Did Pelosi Offer to Drop Impeachment in Exchange for Full Immigrant Amnesty?
  • 17 July 2019
To date, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has not embraced the idea of...
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Did Judge Award Sasha and Malia Obama’s ‘Biological Father’ $14 Million?
  • 12 July 2019
Among the many clues that something is deeply amiss with this story is the fact...
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Did a Man Fall into Coma After Discovering Wife Owned House They Rented?
  • 21 June 2019
Anecdotal reports of a man finding out his wife owns the house they've been renting...
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Does Facebook Have ‘Shake-to-Report’ Feature That Lands Users in ‘Facebook Jail’?
  • 14 June 2019
As of late May 2019, a new Facebook feature allowing users to report technical problems...
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Is the Trump Administration Denying U.S. Citizenship to Children of Same-Sex Couples?
  • 19 June 2019
A U.S. State Department policy blocking birthright citizenship for some children born to U.S. citizens...
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Was a U.S. Tourist Arrested for Refusing to Trade His Wife to a Saudi Prince?
  • 11 June 2019
The report appeared on a website whose masthead reads, 'Where facts don't matter.'
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Was Malia Obama ‘Arrested Again’ Amid a Media Blackout?
  • 7 June 2019
Junk news websites continue to be obsessed with the Obama family.
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