clickbait


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clickbait

A derogatory term for an ad or headline that entices the user to click for more information. Clickbait implies that the content is either misleading, not entirely accurate or not very informative and that the link is there merely to generate ad income. Quite often the title of a news article borders on clickbait when it is written to sound more interesting or provacative than the actual content.
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When speaking about fake news, this is not targeted towards the big media companies such as Fox or rT; it is targeted towards the smaller sites that use clickbait to get traffic.
com)-- Through all the cat videos and clickbait the Internet provides us, one company is taking a stand to break through the digital noise.
Telling MPs he was formally closing the inquiry, he said that priority should be given to dealing with the challenges of the modern media landscape, such as the rise of clickbait, fake news and social media.
I'm tempted to respond that offering thoughtless clickbait is no great service.
Makarami lang kayo ng viewers kung ano anong pang CLICKBAIT ang ginagamit niyo
It will also look at clickbait and low quality news and if there is more that can be done to tackle this issue and undermine any commercial incentives associated with it.
You can see this clearly if you just look at where free news is heading--toward misinformation, clickbait, celebrity drivel and TV recaps.
Digital media site BuzzFeed is arguably best known for its clickbait articles and viral videos, but it's still considered a highly valued property that was said by Axios last to be ready for primetime in 2018.
It does often feel like a lesson, with fiery Bradlee asserting that our mission is to "hold them accountable" and Kay pointing out that a profitable paper must invest in "really good reporters" and quality journalism -- an obvious dig at our own age of clickbait.
You're much less likely to see clickbait these days.
I would appreciate, please, no clickbait in the new year," she says.