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Also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, the site was founded in 1995 by Barbara and David Mikkelson, who met online in a Usenet discussion group. Journalists and detectives in one, the Mikkelsons investigate rumors, conspiracy theories, strange stories and scary headlines that circulate widely across the information highway via email and the Internet. Site traffic increased tenfold after 9/11, and its reputation for accuracy, authority and trust increased along with it.

Snopes.com is maintained without the benefit of sponsors, investors or outside affiliations, but it accepts advertising revenues and public donations to help with research. The Snopes name comes from a family of characters in the writings of American author William Faulkner. See urban legend.
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Snopes

family of unscrupulous climbers, horse thieves, lechers, and murderers in Faulkner novels. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 940]
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IN SPITE OF ITS NOTICEABLE ABSENCE OF MAJOR BLACK CHARACTERS, William Faulkner's Snopes trilogy offers fertile ground for expanding critical conversations on the racial concerns that Faulkner interrogated throughout his career.
The rumor-debunking website Snopes.com rates the claim in this story that Miller circulated in September as "mostly false." While a Texas man did claim that his apartment complex made him take down his American flag because it presented a "threat to Muslims," no one else substantiated that reasoning.
The venerable snopes.com (snopes.com), which has been investigating and debunking internet rumors and urban legends since 1995, now has a Fact Check feature (snopes.com/category/snopes/ facts/) that incorporates some political content.
The image appeared across social media and on reputable news sites, (Snopes' debunking mentioned USA Daily Politics and Jews News, to name a few) but the news was, of course, completely false.
Snopes, the website dedicted to knocking down faked news, tracked down the origin of the photo.