Monday, August 1, 2016

Beware: Click-bait is omnipresent

The definition of "click-bait" goes like this,
"content, especially that of a sensational or provocative nature, whose main purpose is to attract attention and draw visitors to a particular web page."
I just stumbled upon a news article titled "Jail for all adults of a family if alcohol found in house" in the Facebook feed. The bait is that they fail to mention that the law is being considered only in the state of Bihar. So the article headline creator has used the perfect bait to draw maximum visitors. 
Though the page appears in the Patna city section of the news journal; the facebook post does not mention it making the Facebook post a clear click-bait. 

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