Tried posting a quote from this article on Smithsonian Magazine about worker deaths in Qatar. I copied a sentence as I usually do when I post to Facebook, and was surprised to discover this additional text:
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Good grief! Not only do they force me to link to the article (which I might add, I had already added), but they included a link to their subscription page, and a Twitter reference to boot.
This is unacceptable. Why should someone who happens to see a headline on my news feed be accosted for cash? Wouldn't the best people to try to get to subscribe to a magazine be those who read the article and thought it was interesting.
Nifty. My question is, can we develop a means of stopping this manipulation?
Posted on March 20, 2014