Nov 30, 2019

Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

Forbes and Business Insider are both well-known news sites. Experts say it's impossible to count how many are sham news sites. Not bad for a news site covering a city of just 260,000 people. "We estimate each site is making at least $100,000 a month," said Vlad Shevtsov, director of investigations at Social Puncher, the firm that exposed a number of fraudulent news sites. Many in the industry say Google does not do enough to ensure advertising budgets are not wasted via other bogus sites.

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