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Major news outlets are key contributors to clickbait’s booming business. Their direct links to fake-news stories boost ad revenue and SEO for misinformation. This post provides supporting data, ways to responsibly cite disreputable sources, and a plea for publications to adopt a link policy.
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Iffy.news is focused on beating our shared public data plowshares into swords that we can wield in the fight against misinformation online. The grant from the WikiCred Initiative allows Iffy.news …