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The Clickbait Hall of Shame
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Aaaah, clickbait. We've all seen it many times before: there's an enticing-looking headline - and possibly an enticing-looking image - and then, it takes us to a mundane article which just leaves us disappointed. I'm sure it's happened to all of us before (and I've fallen for it more times than I would like to admit :( ) - but, to make ourselves feel better about it, we can post them in this thread to shame the news sites that misled us like this :P

I'll start with a headline I saw on BBC News this morning. I don't normally associate them with clickbait (in fact, they usually have the opposite problem: dull-as-dishwater headlines which don't get people interested in the subject at hand!). However, they're certainly not immune, as the following example shows: 

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When you go to the article, it'll tell you what this "lifesaving food" is. So, what is it? Some kind of miracle mushroom that wards off cancer? Or perhaps a Brain Berry that protects the mind against Alzheimer's and dementia? Nope, it was just....fibre. Yeah, there was a study about how fibre reduces the risk of heart disease, in addition to its well-known benefits to digestion. It shouldn't be too hard to come up with a descriptive headline that still engages people - but, instead, the BBC decided to cover this story the way that BuzzFeed would cover it :facepalm: .

(For the record, I didn't even look at "Five surprising things that affect weight": you can if you want, but it's probably a waste of your time, because that headline is obvious clickbait as well. I'm guessing someone at the BBC is too bored or disgruntled to do their job properly today :-/ ?)

So, have you seen any bad examples yourself that you'd like to share?
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Every single article in the last five years or so.

As if the writers didn't have confidence on the autorithy of their work...

I love the many that use words like "this", "best" and "ten". Freaking waste of server space.
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