• Ephera
    2 years ago

    I have an even simpler example of this: Clickbait headlines.

    A few weeks ago, I was discussing with someone who had shared a screenshot of a headline which basically read “Scientists find more than X hours free time in a day don’t make you happier”.

    And this person was angry, because to them, it sounded like these scientists were advising to become a workaholic, give up all hobbies etc… Which I’m pretty sure, the news agency intended for it to sound like that, as that will garner more anger and therefore more attention.