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  Reply # 1850473 22-Aug-2017 16:33
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The headlined "Could Norfolk Island become part of New Zealand?" is a prime example of Betteridge's Law of Headlines: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."

 

From Betteridge himself: "The reason why journalists use that style of headline is that they know the story is probably bullshit, and don’t actually have the sources and facts to back it up, but still want to run it."

 

Also the article is a thinkly disguised advert for a TV episode, that they try to hook at the end.

 

Clickbait.





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Clickbait on Stuff? You would have thought 😁




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  Reply # 1850567 22-Aug-2017 17:36
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That could be a stuff up




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