Stumbled upon “Is Tech News Fake” article by Tom Nolle. Here’s the gist of his pretty verbose text:
When readers pay for news, they get news useful to readers. When vendors pay, not only do the vendors get news they like, the rest of us get that same story. It doesn’t mean that the story being told is a lie, but that it reflects the view of an interested party other than the reader.
High-quality content is not cheap, so always ask yourself: who’s paying for the content… and if it’s not you, you may be the product.
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