Revcontent Asks Fake News Readers to Report Fake News
Revcontent drives traffic to client Web sites by putting links to relevant articles on other sites. It’s been criticized for driving traffic and revenue to fake news sites. The company has just launched a “Truth in Media Initiative” that lets consumers report articles they believe to be fake. It’s not clear how this helps, since the people reading those articles probably think they’re true. On the other side, motivated partisans and partisan-bots could easily attack accurate news sites as fake.