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Fake news no laughing matter for Waterford Whispers Satirical website’s traffic is halved after Facebook move

The popular website has been walloped by Facebook’s anti-fake news measures, meaning it is likely to lose money in 2018

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
25th November, 2018
Colm Williamson, founder of Waterford Whispers Picture: Patrick Browne

The popular satire website Waterford Whispers has been walloped by Facebook’s anti-fake news measures, meaning it is likely to lose money in 2018.

Colm Williamson, founder of the site and the main shareholder in Whispers Media, told The Sunday Business Post that although the company made a modest profit of €17,863 in 2017 – its first time in the black – the new social media rules almost halved its traffic. “Last year was a...

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