Hot 'Deals' are the fake news of online shopping, and you're all buying it

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Want to understand the problem of fake news? Want to do it while seeing how much money you just got schemed out of by Google, Amazon, or Facebook? Then take one look at the online holiday shopping bonanza: Massive corporations, peddling questionable information, to a public without sufficient tools to help separate the good from the bad.

Black Friday just gave way to Cyber Monday, and now, the internet’s lousy with “deals.” Consumers have already spent over $5.3 billion online this shopping season, according to Adobe (which doesn’t even account for weekend or Monday spending, which Adobe expects to add on another $3.4 billion). But how many people spent that money under the guise of getting a “great” deal, only to get an average (or even downright bad) deal?  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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