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Should Click Bait be Regulated?

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1 year ago by Ross in Technology > Other

Click Bait was cute when random gossip and entertainment websites were all doing it but now it seems every newspaper company and news reporting service out there are constantly at it and it's gone too far if you ask me.

I've no idea what the solution is or if there's even a way to regulate it but something needs to be done as the battle for clicks and shares is getting out of control.

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Ted F

I know what you mean. It makes every news and social media site look trashy. The click rules the ££ and the ££ rules the Web. The only way for it to stop is when people just get so sick of it that they stop clicking, because it's tough to legislate.

1 year ago by Ted F

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Mitchell Hill

See these 10 amazing photos and the 9th one is astonishing!!

1 year ago by Mitchell Hill

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robbie_t

No if I don't like it I dont click. Many of them are a lot of fun especially the photography ones.

1 year ago by robbie_t

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Ross

These sort of ones are fun, I was meaning more along the lines of actual news stories, "Person narrowly cheats death using mobile phone" and you click the article and it's about someone downloading an app that tracks their calories. That sort of thing

1 year ago by Ross

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Tracey Howell

I notice sites are going back to listing stuff on the page......instead of the stupid endless clickthroughs with ugly ads......I think maybe it is because people now see one of those and click out immediately.......because they dont have the time or patience for it......

1 year ago by Tracey Howell

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Ross

As I was saying in reply to someone else, I was mean more clickbait that are actual news stories aimed to get people to read with a false title on Social media. Having thought about it so more, is it the responsibility of the consumer to click more responsibly?

1 year ago by Ross

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Linda Wilson

Newspapers of any reputation will have to start watching it or their reputation will suffer, because their user base will just get annoyed with it. Complaints work.

1 year ago by Linda Wilson

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Pete Davies

it should be banned. The titles are totally misleading, i.e: they have nothing to do with the (missing) content. The point of the bait is the advert. It might as well say look at our 3 hottest adverts, except they're not hot.

1 year ago by Pete Davies

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Selena  Roberts

It was only going to be a matter of time before the internet would bcome trashier than the tabloids.

1 year ago by Selena Roberts

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Ross

For a good example of this, quite a few places were reporting about that bus explosion on Lambeth Bridge today without mentioning in the title or post that it was a stunt for a film.

1 year ago by Ross

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Mongoose

Yes, if it's misleading there should be a fine especially for good papers and sites. They are wasting readers time every day, including mine.

1 year ago by Mongoose

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Nobody can eat 50 eggs

No it's totally self regulating HAHA

1 year ago by Nobody can eat 50 eggs

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Ross

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1 Year on and I'm finding this to be completely out of control. Sometimes I find myself clicking on an article and it doesn't actually tell you anything. Sometimes you read through 1000 words just to find out something you already knew and most of the time it's just misleading garbage. Surely there's a way this can be tackled?

3 months ago by Ross

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Debbie Anderson

Of course it should be regulated, and there's no effort that right now.

3 months ago by Debbie Anderson

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Sagalicious

Who even cares enough. That's a minor problem compared to the underbelly of the internet.

3 months ago by Sagalicious

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