clickbait

By now we've all heard about it. Facebook has a fake news problem, a rampant epidemic of phony and outrageous headlines in which a fraction-of-a-penny-per-click gets traded for lies.
“These are headlines that intentionally leave out crucial information, or mislead people."
Digital media companies are caught in the "crap trap," mass-producing trashy clickbait so they can claim huge audiences and
In January, Facebook was working my last nerve, so I decided to avoid it for a full month (except for a private group with extremely limited posts).
NPR's Carebot project aims to move beyond page views to change the way online publishers measure success.