Facebook and conspiracy theories

UPDATE 13/12/11: Apparently Facebook has fixed this now — snopes is allowed again.


I’m not usually big on conspiracy theories, but sometimes it’s just too in-your-face.

A facebook friend posted an article attributed to Andy Rooney. It is bogus (as the comments on his link say), and I tried linking to the debunking page on the internet’s most important debunking site, snopes.com. And facebook rejected the comment, saying links to snopes are not allowed.

I tried posting that as a status message, but was again rejected, until I replaced “snopes.com” with “snopes dot com”.

Conspire away, facebookers. Gore claimed to have invented the internet, Obama is a Muslim terrorist born in Kenya, and don’t let snopes.com tell you anything different.

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