Google and Facebook are reportedly cracking down on so-called Kliq-bait journalism, which employs tantalizing and often-misleading headlines to target a group of five former top WWE wrestlers.
Kliq-bait content capitalizes on both the egos and insecurities of roughly five men — Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Shawn Michaels, and X-Syxx-123-Pac-Kid — who were a close-knit group of stars and backstage power-players during WWE’s so-called Attitude Era.
Examples of Kliq-bait journalism include:
- We Can’t Even! This Man Wore a Mask and Pretended to Make Love to a Corpse on Live TV!
- How Educated are Your Feet? Take the Quiz!
- 17 Ways to Prevent a Quad from Tearing
- Addicted to Toothpicks? This Miracle Cure Will Help You Kick the Habit for Good!
- 12 Types of Camouflage Hat To Cover Your Bald Spot
- This “Sexy Boy” put this “Hitman” in his own signature hold — and you won’t believe what happened next!
Given the amount of Kliq-bait and fake news on the internet nowadays, be sure you only get your wrestling updates from Kayfabe News — the last bastion of reliable online wrestling journalism.