Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites

The headlines are eye-catching. Melania Trump is leaving the White House! Home renovation cable star Joanna Gaines has abandoned her HGTV show and husband Chip Gaines! Televangelist Joel Osteen is leaving his wife!

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  • October 18, 2017 at 9:27 am

    When will print newspapers finally toughen up and take a stand? It’s more than obvious what is, and has been, happening online for years. Yet for fear of missing out, newspaper after newspaper keeps attempting to join the fray of amateur online news.

    Average people have been told for over a decade by tech companies that print is dead and “be online or be gone”. Of course this is, and always has been, untrue. Just another shallow attempt by tech cos. to gain control. Sadly too many people have fallen for it and are now overly addicted to their phones which makes it harder for them to believe what is happening to them.

    Since the start, the internet has been smoke and mirrors. Newspapers used to see these enormous numbers of people going online. We all know now that wasn’t true as well. Way back in the early 00’s. Counting hits instead of an actually real and useful number. When newspapers saw the enormous numbers, they flocked online. They were FOMOnipulated … plain and simple. And to this day, the manipulation is only growing stronger and it is becoming easier and easier to manipulate. Yet again, the fear of losing out keeps the mouse coming back for the cheese like a moth to the flame. Pretty sad actually.



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