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WFSB.com, a TV news station based in Connecticut, USA has an unfortunate set of disguised ads on their article pages. Note that below the news article are two rows of stories from Taboola with the headline of “In The News”. The items in this section are a mix of legitimate stories however others link to external websites which contain adverts or adverts presented as content. Although Taboola appears to be a legitimate organisation who supply content to organisations such as Bloomberg it seems that some of the content they supply isn’t of the highest quality and that WFSB aren’t presenting this as transparently as they could be.

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Thanks to Christopher Wilson for submitting this.