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Fake News Reaches Bristol

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Bristol could have become the most budget-friendly town. Ok… Please elaborate:

“Are you the kind of lass who loafs around the couch at home and is definitely tiresome? Do you suppose you are lazy? Sometimes men and women need a jolt to break the standard routine. Maybe you stumbled across this article because someone in your family shared it on Instagram. And now you are intrigued.”

Lass?

Yeah, you get the point.

Next fake one:

Why Bristol Still Enjoys Top Chefs That Honor Regional Tastes

“Bristol, Connecticut has a spellbinding past for historians. Professors at Yale, Sacred Heart University, UCONN and Yale can spend endless hours writing books and blogs about the sublime customs of Connecticut.”

I have no clue what this article is talking about.

What does Yale, Sacred Heart University and UCONN have to do with Bristol?

The answer is crap talk, It’s fake and aimed for your clicks.

Sites like this are pure clickbait sites.

Clickbait is online content that is aimed at generating online advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on sensationalist headlines or eye-catching thumbnail pictures to attract click-throughs and to encourage forwarding of the material all over social media.

So, before you share something, make sure its real.

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