Unveiling the Shocking Truth About Medium’s Sinister Clickbait Tactics!

When did Medium become more about the bait and less about the substantial, informative content?

Hafiq Iqmal
6 min readMay 26, 2023
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Hello, readers. It’s always a delight to engage with you here on Medium, a platform we all value for its exchange of ideas and knowledge. Today, I’d like to bring to light an issue that I feel is not only concerning but something that warrants our collective attention and action:- the increasing proliferation of bait articles on Medium and the potential eclipse of truly informative content.

We’ve all been there. Scrolling through Medium’s front page or your personalized feed, you see a title so tantalizing, you can’t help but click. The promise of a quick-fix, the secret to life’s toughest questions, the ‘one weird trick’ that will solve all your problems. It draws you in, only for you to find a shallow, hastily-written piece that leaves you none the wiser. Welcome to the world of clickbait.

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Hafiq Iqmal

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