Plagued By Misleading Headlines

My news feeds often contain screaming headlines designed to encourage readers to “click through”. Often the article is much tamer and sometimes fails to justify the headline. Consider this headline from Yahoo News: “Bubonic Plague Surfaces In Michigan for First Time As Average Annual Cases Double” or this one from CNN: “Bubonic plague reported in Michigan”. The headlines suggest that plague can now be contracted in Michigan. Not true! The less alarming story: A Michigan resident…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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