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Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

Sham news sites make big bucks from fake views

Technology
Forbes and Business Insider are both well-known news sites. So is forbesbusinessinsider.com a new spin-off?No. It has nothing to do with either Forbes or Business Insider.In fact, it's a site that copies and pastes entire articles from other publishers and reposts them with very slight changes. There are 350 million registered domain names on the internet. Experts say it's impossible to count how many are sham news sites.But just like legitimate websites, they earn money from the major tech companies that pay them to display ads. Billions of dollarsAmazon and Google are two of the world's biggest players in the digital advertising industry.They bring in billions of dollars a year from selling access to ad space across the internet. When the BBC recently v...
Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham violently attacked

Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham violently attacked

World
The leader of one of Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy groups has been taken to hospital after being attacked.Photographs on social media showed Jimmy Sham of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) lying in the street, covered in blood.It came hours after the territory's leader suspended her annual address after being heckled in parliament.Mass protests in support of greater democracy in the territory began in June and show no sign of abating.What happened to Jimmy Sham?The CHRF said he was set upon by a group of up to five hammer-wielding men in the Mong Kok district of the Kowloon peninsula, and left with head injuries.It added that he was conscious as he was taken to hospital, and was resting there in a stable condition.It was th...