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@Uberfacts Creator Defends Stealing Tweets, Says ‘Facts Are Not Creative Works’

Hmmm. (Photo via @Uberfacts)

Amid allegations that the @Uberfacts Twitter account posts fraudulent “facts,” rival account @FACTSlides has accused the @Uberfacts creator of stealing his tweets word for word. Who knew the world of fun facts was so fraught.

FACTSlides founder Luke Reiner recently told Betabeat that Kris Sanchez, the creator of @Uberfacts, was repeatedly stealing his work and passing it off as his own. Mr. Sanchez, on the other hand, says facts are not property.

FACTSlides is a slideshow-like website that presents facts along with links to their sources. It has a corresponding Twitter account, @FACTSlides. The competing @Uberfacts is a Twitter account that posts facts but has no corresponding website — and has 6.3 million followers to @FACTSlides’s 1,000. Read More