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This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit
The digital rabbit hole you just tumbled down is funded by advertising, aimed at you. Almost every “free” app or service you use depends on this surreptitious process of unconsciously turning your eyeballs into dollars, and they have built sophisticated methods of reliably doing it. You don’t pay money for using these platforms, but make no mistake, you are paying for them — with your time, your attention, and your perspective.
media  press  clickbait  journalism  algorithms 
july 2017 by laurakalbag

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