Big Swinging Brains and fashy trolls: how the world fell into a clickbait death spiral

Published: 7/02/2020
Big Swinging Brains and fashy trolls: how the world fell into a clickbait death spiral
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

In the years leading up to Trump’s election, traditional media gatekeepers found themselves shoved aside by trolls and tech companies who told us they were only giving us what we wanted. By Andrew Marantz In 2012, a small group of young men, former supporters of the libertarian Republican congressman Ron Paul, started a blog called The Right Stuff. They soon began calling themselves “post-libertar

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