Kudos to Google for adjusting its algorithm to reduce stuff like this from drifting to the top of search lists, and for keeping its Crisis Response page up high with neutral, informative updates and message boards. But content farms, if they have to keep doing what they do, should really stick to what they’re good at: which is creating harmless and transparently useless posts like “How to draw a circle,” or “How to Open a Patio Umbrella,” which, I’m told, “can be a tricky task unless you know what you are doing.”

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Lauren Kirchner is a freelance writer covering digital security for CJR. Find her on Twitter at @lkirchner