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Alexander Lau

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To show how easy it is for plagiarized news sites to get ad revenue, I made my own:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/17/bro...es-it-easy-to-earn-money-with-plagiarism.html

Programmatic supports fraud, undermines journalism (if you can call it that) and is protected by "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" adtech world, from Google on down... BUT, these fraudsters picked up the content word for word not even changing the bylines. Only thing they were scooping up was ad spend from stupid media buyers. Were the ads still legit linked back to client's site? Might 'technically' be fraud but the only people they beat to the punch were the lazy publishers...

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Jeff Kershner

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"some scammers set up tens of thousands of websites at once with a few keystrokes."

I'd love to know what some of these scammers are making. They're ALL OVER THE PLACE. It's so bad anymore. Even the publishers behind a pay wall are susceptible to being scrapped and scammed. Any time someone links to an article I want to read on WSJ, which has a paywall, 9 times out of 10 I can find the exact article published on one of the Scam news sites. Bypassing the need for a subscription for WSJ.

There's some really crooked shit out there and it's only getting worse.
 
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Alexander Lau

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Coronavirus 'does not spread easily' by touching surfaces or objects, CDC now says. But it still 'may be possible.'
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/05/20/coronavirus-does-not-spread-easily-surfaces-objects-cdc/5232748002

Wait, what? I saw this one a news scroll this morning and though surely, it's a mistake...nope. You have terrified the masses into submission having them rat on each other for not wearing a mask that you said didn't protect you in the first place? Now this?

Again, deadly? Yes, so are a thousand million other things...WARNING!!! LIFE CAUSES DEATH! This has become the single largest screw job in history. The petty tyrants of history, third world dictators (Idi 'The Butcher of Uganda' Amin was always a fav in this category), Goebbels, Hitler, Speer, Stalin, Mao, Roosevelt, Muhammed, the House of Saud - hell, even the Kim family are thinking why the fuck didn't we think of this earlier?

This is beyond a raging dumpster fire...
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DrewAment

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Back a few years ago, we made a "AutoNewsSource" site... has RSS for all the content and pages of news. Was able to setup the site in a few days. So, yes this is pretty easy to do. The problem if the original sites ability to know and take action on.

On a side note....I would pay for a paywall news site. If there were no additional ads behind the paywall. But they want you to PAY and be served ads.
 
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Alexander Lau

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This is why the Nigerian scam still works...
https://www.seattletimes.com/busine...jobless-claims-as-coronavirus-crisis-lingers/ don't have to land them all, just one every now and then...

https://www.esd.wa.gov/newsroom/ESD-leadership ineptitude is not an excuse. US Ambassador to Switzerland/Liechtenstein. Graduated Brown with a BA in English and a BS in mechanical engineering. How in the f*ck does this make her qualified to run the UE office? This is a do nothing person sucking off the public trough. She'll just quietly move to another do nothing gig collecting big money...
 

Alexander Lau

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CDC acknowledges mixing up coronavirus testing data

Bwahahaha... you f*cking morons!!!! Lot boys don't screw up as badly.
 
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Alexander Lau

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“We All Failed”: Gov. Cuomo Admits COVID-19 Projection Models “Were All Wrong,” Yet Clings to the Central Planner’s “Pretense of Knowledge”
https://fee.org/articles/we-all-fai...-the-central-planner-s-pretense-of-knowledge/ gasp! the models were all wrong you say! egads!

As the economist Thomas Sowell wrote, "It would be hard to think of a more ridiculous way to make decisions than to transfer those decisions to third parties who pay no price for being wrong.”
 
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