Valleywag: Don’t Read Press Releases… Real of Fake

November 14, 2007

Don’t you just hate it when you put out a press release over the wires, only to see a gazillion of those junk websites regurgitate the info, often full of typos and sometimes not even legible? 

Well, all those sites, looking to get money from Google AdSense and other ad networks, are taking things to a new level – Valleywag reports on a scam by fake company HD AmeriTV  – and how they got credible sites like VentureBeat.com to run with their fake news.  Now Valleywag is urging people end these shady business practices by not reading press releases.

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