Snopes debunks rumor Snopes.com is run by amateur couple

Editors at Snopes.com, the popular website that covers internet rumors and urban legends, have debunked a rumor that Snopes.com is run by an amateur husband-and-wife team from California.

According to an article on Snopes.com, Snopes.com is operated by a team of “private investivgators, hackers, and former CIA special-ops officers.”

The article goes on to say that “Snopes.com plays a vital role in the war against scary urban legends, pernicious gossip about celebrity break-ups, and the funny-but-fraudulent anecdote about the time Jimmy Carter farted in front of Anwar Sadat.”

“Snopes.com only employs the most elite spies, sleuths, and sulking teen hackers to carry out missions like determing the authenticity of questionable things, such as a grainy photo of Barack Obama meeting with his Masonic overlords on the Jovian moon Europa,” the article says.

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The editors at Snopes.com say the rumor that Snopes.com is run by a normal, amiable couple is “so absurd it’s funny.”