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Monday, May 20, 2024

The Shady Business of Fake Sports News

  • There has been a boom of social media users impersonating sports reporters, creating confusion within the sports media landscape.
  • Changes to X, formerly known as Twitter, have only egged on the imposters.
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Social media impostors of sports reporters are a real challenge for the sports media ecosystem. The trend has been egged on by changes made to X, formerly known as Twitter, under Elon Musk. Front Office Sports senior reporter AJ Perez investigates the phenomenon, which has become a thorn in the sides of reporters like Adam Schefter and Adrian Wojnarowski.

Plus, amateurism in college sports may effectively be over, a Nevada group looking to block the funding the state is providing to the Oakland A’s plots their next legal move, and we explore the world of professional women’s ultimate frisbee.

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