BuzzFeed News: These Hugely Popular Local News Sites In The US And Canada Are Fake

BuzzFeed News: These Hugely Popular Local News Sites In The US And Canada Are Fake. “Since 2004, more than 2,000 newspapers have closed in the United States, and many local news outlets are struggling to build a digital business. But one remarkable success story is the Albany Daily News, a website that clocked nearly 10 million pageviews in August, roughly five times that of the 160-year-old Albany Times Union newspaper, according to analytics service SimilarWeb. The most popular news site in Albany has a simple secret to success: Fake just about everything and rake in the advertising dollars.”

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