Back in Tacoma, Dan, Meredith, and Wes try to fool Sam with some fake news. We also discuss what makes fake news fake.
January 15, 2017
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Ask an Atheist is a podcast about atheism and a
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If you'd like to guess which news story was false, you can click the red button at the top of the page, and let us know! Since one of the news stories is false, we will not list them here until the "contest" is over.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clickbait “Clickbait is a pejorative term describing web content that is aimed at generating online advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on sensationalist headlines or eye-catching thumbnail pictures to attract click-throughs and to encourage forwarding of the material over online social networks. Clickbait headlines typically aim to exploit the “curiosity gap”, providing just enough information to make readers curious, but not enough to satisfy their curiosity without clicking through to the linked content.”
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