Facebook fact-checker Snopes co-founder accused of embezzling money to blow on hookers
LOS ANGELES — One of the sites Facebook has selected to help it with its “fake news” epidemic is involved in a messy legal battle between its co-founders.
Snopes.com is one of seven fact-checking groups that will comb the Facebook’s News Feed for hoaxes and spammers.
Snopes.com’s founders, former husband and wife David and Barbara Mikkelson, are involved in a nasty legal battle following their divorce, the Daily Mail reported.
Barbara has accused David of embezzling $98,000 from the company and spending it on himself and prostitutes.
David claims that Barbara took millions from their joint accounts and bought a Las Vegas property with it.
David has since remarried to Elyssa Young, a former escort and porn actress who is currently an administrative assistant at Snopes.
On a side note, one of Snopes’ lead fact-checkers, Kim LaCapria, has also been a sex-and-fetish blogger who went by the pen name “Vice Vixen.” Apparently she’s posted to Snopes before while high on marijuana.
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