An asteroid will pass near Earth in early 2018. Read the following articles and choose the one that has the most appropriate headline blurb in Facebook given the event and risk.

After choosing the the best headline and blurb, choose the one you think is most dishonest. Why do you think that one is the most dishonest? Would it be wrong to share it?

Daily Express

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Metro

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Some Further Questions

If the article is correct and the headline is not, what’s the harm?

How does Facebook’s interface affect the problem of clickbait headlines?

How do the pictures create a false impression? Should pictures be held to a certain standard in these cases?

A lot of publications are cautious with political headlines but reckless with science headlines. Why do you think that is?

Is it possible for headlines to understate scientific conclusions as well?