WikiBunk is a crowd-sourced fact-check for rumors, hoaxes, political or corporate claims, viral videos, and pop-culture memes that are currently subject to little or no scrutiny.
|Status of the proposal|
|Reason||Stale and few other support. POV and OR issues may exist.--GZWDer (talk) 06:34, 8 February 2017 (UTC)|
Deficiency of Snopes.com
Currently the default lookup tool for conspiracy theories, hoaxes, urban legends, and old wives' tales is Snopes.com. It serves a useful purpose; it just does a poor job of it. It has uncorrected technical problems dating back to the 1990s such as outdated pop-up ads, right-click blocking, and ancient design. It also succumbs to perils common to any site with centralized, amateur content curation: limits to breadth of information, preachiness and lack of NPOV, and inability to respond to the changing nature of rumors and hoaxes.
Purpose of WikiBunk
On the internet proliferates a wealth of garbage. Conspiracies, fake viral videos, and misleading viral memes run rampant. WikiBunk would serve as a community-run verification and debunking resource providing links to sources that can prove or disprove myths and hoaxes and also backstory information where available.