Student Loan Lenders Created A Fake Person Whose Points Were Uncritically Repeated By Numerous News Outlets | Techdirt

The character of Drew Cloud ran a “independent, authoritative news outlet” named the The Student Loan Report, which was created after Cloud purportedly “had difficulty finding the most recent student loan news and information all in one place.” How nice. But like so many things in 2018 Cloud wasn’t real, something only confirmed with the company that created him after The Chronicle spent more than a week trying to verify Cloud’s existence.

Source: Student Loan Lenders Created A Fake Person Whose Points Were Uncritically Repeated By Numerous News Outlets | Techdirt

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