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Teaching Can you identify sponsored content?

Can you identify sponsored content?

In order for news and social media companies to let you use their sites for free, they need to make money some other way. Most often, these companies make money by allowing advertisers to put ads on their sites. So for you, even though you might not pay anything in dollars, the "price" of accessing "free" websites or apps is looking at ads from companies that want to sell you something.\n\nMost people think they can spot advertisements on websites, but researchers from Stanford University found that 80% of students were not able to identify certain types of ads when shown the homepage of a popular news site.\n\nCan you spot the ads?

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What are three tips for spotting advertisements on websites?
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