There's got to be a German word for this

Humor is allowed to cross some brutal lines when there is a point to be made. Between old friends those lines serve more as targets than boundaries.

And I noticed that too, with Google getting the translation wrong. Is there a German word for “a reliable source that is sometimes intentionally wrong, just to keep you on your toes”? Because Snopes will do that as well, to deter complacent acceptance of any single information source as gospel.

“Der Spiegel”, est. 1947 ;).