Buzzfeed does a Buzzfeed by doing a Buzzfeed video about “Illegal Pinball”. Or rather, the same story about pinball being illegal in the past. Complete with a clickbait headline like “Illegal Pinball”, which implies there is lots of evil, illegal pinball happening now. So watch out and be fearful and stuff. Instead of a more sensible headline like, “Pinball used to be illegal” that wont get as many clicks.

I did have a chuckle at the initial comments, which pointed out that many subscribers to Buzzfeed already knew pinball was illegal and now is not.

Since I initially saw it, that title of the video has been changed away from “Illegal Pinball” to “69 People Arrested for Playing Pinball”. The clickbait remains strong.


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