I've never heard of a website called Huliq, but apparently it's a start-up from Hareyan Publishing that aims to make money off of user-generated "citizen journalism." Naturally, when website publishes whatever its users submit without either editorial judgment or quality control, we end up with masterpieces like "UFOs Spotted over Stonehenge for 5,000 Years While 2012 Called an Excellent Year." In this story, Dave Masko writes that the discovery of two new pits near Stonehenge proves that the site was "some sort of ground control or command center for spacecraft," quoting an unnamed ufologist. According to Masko, Britain's "UFO community" has "always" believed aliens moved the stones into position. And so, under the guise of "news" websites like Huliq, which resemble newspapers but lack their editorial standards, promote and promulgate ancient astronaut theories as though they were the logical, scientific, and moral equivalent of archaeological and scientific findings.
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