Junk News as Science

November 24, 2019

5:00 pm
Quimby Lucky Lab Pub, 1945 NW Quimby Ave., Portland, OR


David Mikkelson, Founder and CEO of Snopes.com

Snopes.com is the oldest and most respected fact-checking site online. Mikkelson founded the site in 25 years ago to research urban legends. Today, Snopes is the largest fact-checking site on the internet, receiving over 20 million unique monthly visitors. It is widely regarded by journalists, folklorists, and laypersons alike as one of the world’s essential resources.

David Mikkelson speaks worldwide about combating “fake news” and the rise of the digital age and its impact on investigative journalism. Managing everything from researching and writing articles about urban legends to overseeing the site’s technical infrastructure, Mikkelson has made Snopes.com the go-to place for Internet users to query the veracity of anything questionable they encountered online.