article article Sportswriters around the globe are scouring online news aggregators for articles that claim to be from the prestigious magazine.
However, if you dig into the content of these articles, you’ll see they’re nothing more than a ploy to fool people into thinking they’re from Sports Illustrated.
There are multiple ways in which these articles can be made to appear legitimate.
Here are the top 5 tricks to spotting a fake article from the world’s most prestigious publication.1.
The headline and title of the article contain the word “sport”2.
The article has no links to any articles3.
The image used in the article is clearly of a sports team4.
The title and content of the headline contain a “sporting” reference5.
The text of the title and headline contains “sports” and “sports-related” keywords6.
The link text for the article does not contain the words “sported” or “sources”7.
The URL of the site or article contains “sorted” or a “stacked” reference8.
The domain name of the website or article has been altered9.
The subject of the story has been changed to something else10.
The “s” is missing from the URL.