Elle Draws Backlash For Using Fake Kanye-Kim Breakup Story to Trick Readers Into Visiting Voter Registration Page

Some may call it “clickbait,” other will it “fake news.”

Elle Magazine‘s official Twitter account “reported,” Thursday, that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are “splitting up.”

However, when you click on the link, it directs you not to an article on a Kanye-Kim breakup. But, rather, a page encouraging people to register to vote.

The trick drew heavy backlash:


But despite the backlash, Elle Magazine did receive praise from one particular CNN personality…

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