Originally Posted by bill dennison
Bill it's clickbait. Here's a definition.
"Clickbait is a text or a thumbnail link that is designed to attract attention and to entice users to follow that link and read, view, or listen to the linked piece of online content, with a defining characteristic of being deceptive, typically sensationalized or misleading."
It will also be monitised by how many views it gets and any ads it displays. Sadly this is the world of the internet where the incredibly stupid people believe the incredibly stupid things that they read online. I'm not saying you're incredibly stupid BTW it's just a generalisation.