Why are so many news websites formatted so badly?

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It seems like it’s intentional.

In: Technology

They’re designed around two things- making you click on ads, and making you click on more articles. The confusing layout is, indeed, somewhat intentional. They don’t want you to just read the article and close the webpage- they want you to get distracted by another headline, load another page, and possibly click on an ad or two by accident.