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Reprehensibly misleading

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tapintoamerica, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    image.png So I'm on Facebook today and the pictured item appears in the feed. I click on the link, which suggests it is an ESPN story. The giveaway, of course, is the "LSU Tigers" tag above a story with no relationship to said team. The use of exclamation marks and the wretched writing confirm. But this is awful. I had never noticed this sort of thing before. Am I clueless? Has it been going on ?
  2. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    I don't think that's even a legitimate page. None of that is ESPN's style. And the address at the top is not an ESPN address.

    Looks like you got duped by a fake link.
  3. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    And yes. Fake links/Fantasy news sites have been around for a while now.
  4. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Yeah. What's the problem? You got duped by a fake link, which you seem to acknowledge. Are you upset at the story itself or Facebook? By the thread title it appears it is the former. It was a fake. The person who did it doesn't give a shit and would chuckle reading about how pissed you got.
  5. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    The other day, I clicked on a link for 14 things I didn't know about "Star Wars," when in fact, I did know most of them. Reprehensible!
    Batman, JordanA, Big Circus and 2 others like this.
  6. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    You only get one bar on Sprint?
    JordanA and BDC99 like this.
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