Kim LaCapria is a New York-based Content Manager, fact checker, and folklore enthusiast. She began debunking viral urban legends full-time in 2009, and in 2014 became the first editorial employee of Snopes.com, authoring thousands of political and viral fact checks.For several years, she worked to modernize the site and broaden its profile and scope. Those efforts came to fruition in 2016, leading to acclaim and global acknowledgement of the necessity for fact-checking and its role in slowing mis-and-disinformation on social media.Kim joined TruthOrFiction.com in December 2018. After work, she enjoys air hockey, water parks, jjimjilbangs, and internet culture.
Calls for a general strike ended up becoming the loudest of several trending hashtags among Americans opposing calls they “return to work” at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic — alongside #NotDying4WallStreet, #COVIDIDIOTS, and #DieForTheDow.
Broad calls for people with sewing machines to each make a hundred masks drew interest as doctors begin turning to mask alternatives, demonstrating a critical dearth of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.
The second most popular post on Reddit’s r/all on March 18 2020 illustrated incongruent coronavirus pandemic directives, one day after a sobering report about COVID-19 measures drew worldwide attention.