The Hiltmon

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Linking to Bullshit

While I was working on my Adverse Apple Articles post this morning, Marco Arment was writing this: Linking to bullshit:

If you truly dislike bullshit writing and don’t want to support it, hit the publishers where it hurts: don’t read it, and don’t link to it.

I only partially agree. If the site and the article is truly link bait, then sure, we should ignore it and not send others to it.

But if the article is being read by a lot of people and is intentionally misinforming them, I think we should call them out and correct it. Otherwise the spin and lies will propagate.

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