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Recommended Reading: Making a shed a top-rated destination on TripAdvisor

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12.09.17 in Internet
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I Made My Shed the Top Rated Restaurant On TripAdvisor
Oobah Butler,
Vice

If you've ever wondered just how many reviews on sites like TripAdvisor are fake, you're not alone. One writer took maters into their own hands to prove the extent of the issue by creating a fake restaurant in a backyard. Once it became popular on the site though, things escalated quickly.

How the Kremlin Tried to Pose as American News Sites on Twitter
Selina Wang, Bloomberg

Russia's fake news efforts around the 2016 election included posting at local news outlets on Twitter.

The Problem with Muzak
Liz Pelly, The Baffler

A detailed look at Spotify's effect on the music industry and how its algorithms and discovery tools are shaping creativity.

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