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The Internet Age, Fake News, SEO

The tech world went into a spin Monday after a scheme to pump up stock surfaced a release from PRWeb claiming that Google had purchased the small wireless company ICOA for $400 million. Some blame search engine optimization (SEO) as the means for making the buzz catch on across news agencies as well and as fast as it did, allowing fake news to spread without confirmation. 

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