The pressure for clicks has pushed many news organisations to take an increasingly lax attitude to checking whether a great story is made up. And once it turns out to be a hoax, they just put up another story “revealing” that it was a fake and hoover up more clicks. [snip] In the long run this kind of behaviour will further undermine the media as a whole.
My point exactly. Too many articles are being posted where the journalists haven't even bothered to perform a simple Google search to verify their reporting. And even if they make a mistake, there's a way to monetize it. Sensationalism (and lies) make money. By this practice, journalism destroys itself through gleefully embracing capitalism.