Ugh, clickbait. If there’s one thing we hate about the internet, it’s how some people trick us into clicking on links with ambiguous headlines. “You won’t believe how amazing this thing is (and it’s so awesome it’ll blow your mind)!” No. Just tell us what the article’s about!

Fortunately, the Stop Clickbait team is here to help. They are the superheroes that we need (but don’t deserve)! Founded in 2016 by Daniel Tuttle, the main mission of this project is to eradicate clickbait by spoiling it with a few words.

The Stop Clickbait team reads through clickbaity articles and posts a summary for them, so we don’t have to waste our valuable time looking for needles (answers) in haystacks (padded articles with little substance).

"Since last year, we’ve begun to send potatoes to some of clickbait’s worst offenders," the Stop Clickbait team told Bored Panda. "People can now go to our website and select a clickbaiter they want to send a potato to in the mail. We’ll then write their name on the potato, take a picture of it, and then send the person its tracking number. We’ve already gotten some returned back to us so I hope they’re getting just as frustrated as we are reading their clickbait articles!" Read on for the rest of the interview!

More info: StopClickbait.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

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Hans
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7 months ago

Mutilated!

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7 months ago

Phew, that was a close one.

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European other
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7 months ago

Wow, I have to order one ?!

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Stop Clickbait told us that they continue to grow "everyday in countries around the world."

"This is really a movement centered around our users and we couldn’t do it without them. I think people fall so bad for clickbait because it takes advantage of inherent curiosity. If we get baited hard, a simple click can solve that itch, yet we never seem to learn it’s not worth it in the end," they explained.

As for what journalists ought to do, well, it's simple: "It’s better to build relationships with your users based on trust and integrity. Maybe clickbait will get you traffic in the short term, but in the long term, it is not sustainable. Do what’s not only best for your users, but also your organization in the long term."

According to Stop Clickbait, their posts have been viewed over 400 million times. And their team continues to grow, with over 100 volunteers pitching in to, well, stop clickbait. They do what it says on the tin. It would be pretty ironic if they didn’t do what their name suggests.

The project already has over 211k followers on Facebook and 39k fans on Instagram. They have some awesome stuff, so be sure to check out their website and social media accounts.

The project hopes to influence journalists and editors around the world and to help guide them towards more informative, clear, and honest headlines. Very few readers enjoy being yanked around with ambiguous headlines. And most journalists would love to have the freedom to use honest headlines, without editorial oversight due to financial pressure.

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Ruby
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7 months ago

Haha! Live Carrie! Wish she was still with us.

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7 months ago

The rest of the world should follow suit, and with cats too.

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Hans
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7 months ago

But who would eat all these bananas?

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In an earlier interview with Bored Panda, Stop Clickbait founder Tuttle told us that he created it as a “fun little side project.”

“I am an advertising major, so, over the years, I've become very cynical when it comes to false advertising,” he told us what inspired him to create the project. “I am quite fascinated by the spread of online ads and started to think it would be not only hilarious but useful for many to go against the economy of the Internet; ad revenue.”

He continued: “Within a few days, it blew up with viral posts across social media channels and since then there have been vast amounts of support coming from all over the world. Since then, we have expanded into 10 different pages to specialize in different categories of clickbait as well as in 12 different countries around the world."

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7 months ago

I don’t think we will ever afford to buy a house. With the high cost of living and renting how the hell can we save $30,000+ deposit just to get approved for a loan.

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Pamela24
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7 months ago

This seems like a piece of actually useful information and not really a clickbait.

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ThatOneGirlWhoWon’tShutUp
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7 months ago

I mean, like, how obvious was that one

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Tuttle is optimistic about the future. In his opinion, the internet could be clickbait-free. As long as we handle things the right way, of course. “Social media companies need to provide tools to content producers to incentivize them to keep their content on their social media page.”

“One way they can do this is to provide options to generate revenue by posting on social media like Facebook or Twitter. Right now there are no ways to make money directly through social media thus content providers are needing to redirect their traffic somewhere where they can be more profitable like their website," he pointed out to Bored Panda.

"Another thing we fight for is to promote media literacy. By being able to read a headline and tell the difference between a journalist with integrity or simply someone using sensationalism to generate a click, the user can make an educated decision on who to support."

Tuttle added that they are “the little people joining together to fight against the fake news, and we're having an impact. It's time to fight against the economy of the Internet; it's all in the name, it's time to stop clickbait." That’s the spirit! With a sunny outlook like that, it’s not hard to believe that we can live in a world where internet journalism is transparent and to-the-point.

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Hans
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7 months ago

Oh, good to know.

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Hans
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7 months ago

This is plainly stupid

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Hans
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7 months ago

Don't try this at home.

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Yamini Mahendran
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7 months ago

Its a hole created by Big Brother who is watching you since 1984.

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7 months ago

Wow, 32 is incredible.

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Willem Groenewald
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7 months ago

2020: "hold me beer"

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Hans
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7 months ago

I had never guessed.

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Philip Malchek
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7 months ago

Hopes and dreams crushed.

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NeverGoWoke
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7 months ago

Really?!

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7 months ago

I don’t trust rich people.

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7 months ago

I wish to have that kind of salary.

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7 months ago

He deserves a Darwin Award.

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chi-wei shen
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7 months ago

... and don't trust essential oils no matter how often your neighborhood Karen tries to convince you.

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Kaisu
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7 months ago

Why are MAGA people so desperate to get oppressed, as if that's fun?

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Maiun
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7 months ago

Or it's the only finger it fits.

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Karen Fernley
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7 months ago

Snow globe? Does that mean these flat earth idiots actually accept the earth is a globe? 😂

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djinnjeannie
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7 months ago

It still touched the wall if it’s over though

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Carrot dude
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7 months ago

Wait, I'm not quite sure how this works. Do you get out of your running car to check the tire and someone jumps in and drives off? maybe? IDK

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Kaisu
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7 months ago

I don't know if your child eating a bristle of a barbecue brush is every mom's nightmare, I'm sure most moms wouldn't even think of it

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Johnny
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7 months ago

This one actually works... you just need to duct tape it around your neck to seal it securely. After you die of suffocation you won't catch coronavirus.

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Alex Fierro
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7 months ago

That's actually horrifying.

Chloe Drury
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7 months ago

wait but like... how...where...did it hurt?im...

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Ben Steinberg
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7 months ago

Rectum? Nearly killed him...

Spikey Bunny
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7 months ago

Ba dum tssss!

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7 months ago

I have heard of a prolapse before but I still think it’s freaky when your insides protrude outside.

JessG
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7 months ago

I need more info on this....I don't think it has to do with sitting for 30 min. Or playing on phone

Christine Holl
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7 months ago

I'm assuming they're referring to an anal prolapse, which is obviously not ideal BUT (butt?) it would have still been attached and not exactly dangling so I'm not entirely sure how he "saw" it fall out of his body.

AzKhaleesi
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7 months ago

OMG that's a thing? I need to stop playing Best Fiends on the toilet lmao

MacDudu
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7 months ago

Sitting on the toilet for thirty minutes, even if constipated, does not give you a prolapsed rectum.

Bleh
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7 months ago

Wait what?!

glowworm2
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7 months ago

Thanks. I thought it literally plopped into the toilet or something.

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Jonette Benavides
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7 months ago

id actually read this one. lol

Grumble O'Pug
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7 months ago

I don't think I will google that one.

Kjorn
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7 months ago

he could've use his iPhone to take a picture

BabyBooby
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7 months ago

🤭🤭🤭

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Ray Martin
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7 months ago

It's not playing games on your phone or sitting on the toilet for 30 minutes that causes that.

Linda
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7 months ago

Actually it is. Or they think it is, whatever. Over the past decade anal prolapse has become more and more common, and they think the reason for this is that people spend so much time on the toilet now (with their phones, reading news and playing games and completely losing track of time) compared to what they used to and compared to how long we were naturally supposed to sit in a postition like that.

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Grace Smith
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7 months ago

Eh?!

Dale Overturf
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7 months ago

Disgusting but deserving of a Darwin.

Geoffrey Holland
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7 months ago

Rectum? Damn near killed him!

Flare
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7 months ago

Wait, what!?!?

weatherwitch
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7 months ago

How could he, in a sitting position facing forward actually see something falling out Behind him? Let alone his rectum?? 😂😂

Dorothy Parker
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7 months ago

Wrecked him? Almost killed him.

Sandra Simpson
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7 months ago

This is just kinda horrifying

Harley Hans Hoglin
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4 months ago

And for those who don't know what a rectum is, that's the proper name for your butthole/bunghole.

Leesa DeAndrea
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7 months ago

His rectum fell out?! It can do that?!

Josh Mitchell
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7 months ago

How did he see it?

Buzz Covington
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7 months ago

What the shit?!?

Kent Fishburn
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7 months ago

How did he have that particular view? Mirror? Stupidphone? Maybe it was his brain...

JOY JACKSON
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7 months ago

I don't know what a rectum is and im kinda scared to ask at this point

Jo Choto
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7 months ago

Yeah, but how would you SEE it?

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