Deciphering the Sensational Headline
Social Media is full of bait posts. Clever headlines and curious graphics that tempt us to click in order to further explore content.
- If it is too good to be true, then it is not true. Don’t click through.
- If you do click through and the content is camouflaged by advertising, don’t go on.
- If you do move on beyond the advertising, and the content is not immediately available, close the tab.
- If you actually find anything to read and it has nothing to do with the initial headline, you’ve been had.