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Journalism, The Bare Minimum

2016.02.13 22:54 PT

[ Medium ] Blake Ross finds out who was behind Reload, a Viagra-like “herbal supplement” by using publicly available tools: domain name registration, the Internet Archive to take a look at the history of a website, Google for searching phone numbers and fax numbers, and Facebook for getting more information about someone with just his email address. The Washington Post, USA Today, and GQ didn’t even do the bare minimum.