An MSNBC camera crew who blocked a parking space reserved for the disabled at an early voting polling place even after a disabled military veteran needed it sparked fury earlier this week. And in a sure indication that people around the world were talking about it, the facts about it have now been dissected on snopes.com.
The Houston man, who has multiple sclerosis, posted online that when he arrived to vote, the only space for the disabled at the polling place was taken up by the news crew, who refused to move so he could park. The post went viral almost immediately, leading to an apology from the reporter. This week, even snopes.com, which sets out to prove or debunks viral stories, investigated and posted its findings across social media in one of its popular fact checks.
Read the Snopes post here. And get information and resources to share about accessible parking here.