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Answered questions have at least one answer with one upvote.
A question with answers having a non-positive vote is not considered an answered question.
First, we need to answer this question:
How many answered questions does skeptics.se has?
Going through data.stackexchange.com:
One can see that, as of 26 April 2015 skeptics.se has:
Going through skeptics.stackexchange.com/unanswered:
One can see that, skeptics.se has:
- 0.75k unanswered questions.
If you do the math, we have:
- 5.6k - 0.75 = 4.85K answered questions.
Now we answer this question:
How many articles does Snopes have?
In a study published by Facebook called Rumo Cascades, it published here said:
To track the spread of rumors on Facebook, we need two types of information: a corpus of known rumors, and a sam- ple of reshare cascades circulating on Facebook which can be matched to the corpus. The website Snopes.com has documented thousands of rumors, and provides the starting point for our data collection.
The study went on saying that:
We retrieved from the Snopes website two classifications of the rumors they have covered and analyzed. The first is the veracity, which includes “true” and “false”, but also a range of intermediate or orthogonal values, i.e. partly true, multiple truth values, unclassifiable, undetermined, and legend. We also retrieved the broad thematic category Snopes assigned to the rumor, e.g. Politics, Food, “Fauxtos”, etc. Aftter sanitizing the corpus — merging duplicate entries and removing entries with contradictory information — there remained 4,761 distinct rumors.
In total, it is estimated that Snopes.com has debuked 4.7K distinct rumors; according to the Facebook report.
- Skeptics.se ≈ 4.85K rumors
- Snopes.com ≈ 4.7K rumors
This shows how skeptics.se has been tremendously successful in the following years, beating snopes.com!