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Deborah King · 5 August 2016 - 02:58
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I rarely can get Snopes these days. Sure wish they'd fix the problem.

Justine Williams · 12 July 2016 - 15:12
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

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Liz Bloink Eldredge · 2 December 2015 - 17:45
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

down now

Paul Lanouette · 4 November 2015 - 07:56
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Snopes seems to be down rigt now

Zachary Hagedorn · 3 November 2015 - 18:08
· · Firefox 41.0 on Windows

Snopes is down, must be a right wing hack group.

Frank Cole · 25 September 2013 - 21:01
United States · Suddenlink Communications

Ted Cruz took it down. :-)

Dwight Watkins · 15 June 2013 - 07:24
United States · Comcast Cable

I just get a blank page.

Joe Bill DiDomenico · 26 November 2012 - 11:39
United States · Time Warner Cable

Snopes is down right now. Dang!

Rob Chapman · 26 November 2012 - 09:35
United States · San Bruno Cable

Another outage. Fox must once again be pissed at something Snopes said.

Beth M Downs · 12 April 2012 - 23:46
United States · Comcast Cable -- MASSIVE SERVER FAILURE. I guess I'll have to just put on my FOX NEWS blinders for the time being and pretend to be a dumb Republican til they get it back up to where we all can "fact check" again.

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