Analysis | Someone made a ridiculous video about NASA finding aliens. News outlets took the bait.

The headlines sounds thrilling. One might say they bait a click. “ANONYMOUS SAYS NASA HAS EVIDENCE OF ALIEN LIFE. DOES IT?” – Newsweek “The world’s biggest hacking group thinks NASA is about to announce alien life.” – the Independent It’s June, 2017 – still early days in a century full of scientific promise and information revolutions.