The biggest source of problems with BS stories on line is the greed of publishers. More specifically the greed of the publishers of technical and scientific journals. The real knowledge the verifiable knowledge is locked away behind paywalls often with exorbitant fees. We pay for most of the research through tax financed government grants, seems the tax payers should own the research and have free access to it. Why is it that work I do for my employer belongs to my employer but research payed for by tax payers is owned by journals. Does not seem right never did. Most people would check things out against the most credible sources If they could. But not being made of money they can't. I at least do the next best thing and use some fact check sites like Snopes (Great Site) or a variety of other sites (mostly garbage). The second thing is the terrible total lack of control over advertising on sites. Have they no consideration for their readers at all. I use an add blocker because I am tired of the popup, popunder, float over, video and sound playing assault on my senses served by the advertisers. The greedy publishers instead of forcing some respect onto their advertisers put in adblock detectors and force you to seek the news from other sources often not as reliable. If they would keep the ads to about 1/3 the screen and eliminate all the motion and sound life would be so much better.