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Beware of colorful journalism that could be hazardous to our overall public health reports. A word to the wise is sufficient.

Pink-slime journalism is a practice in which dedicated news outlets publish poor-quality news reports that appear to be local news, often to push both left-wing and right-wing agendas and gather user data. The reports are either computer-generated or written by poorly-paid outsourced writers, often using fake names. Many such networks have been linked to American conservative news businessman Brian Timpone. The term "pink-slime journalism" was coined by journalist Ryan Smith in 2012.

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Yellow journalism and the yellow press are American terms for journalism and associated newspapers that present little or no legitimate, well-researched news while instead using eye-catching headlines for increased sales. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism.

What Was Yellow Journalism? A History of the Free Press in America

Although many might think the term “fake news” is a recent phenomenon, media bias has been around as long as the free press, thanks to yellow journalism!