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Corperations caught advertising false information and denying It.

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posted on May, 7 2015 @ 04:11 PM
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I have no idea if this is the correct Forum for this but I figured it fits nicely to the theme. I came across this link a few days ago and posted in this thread. www.abovetopsecret.com...

That thread has fizzled out and I was hoping that someone would take my information to task and perhaps start a thread.
So here is the link to an article pertaining to corporations being quite deceitful and getting called on it.
www.cracked.com...



These days everyone knows that you can't take advertisements at face value. Photoshop, misleading wording, deliberate omission of certain facts -- all frequent techniques that advertisers use to toe the line while they're pushing their product down your throat. Of course, sometimes that toe crosses the line -- or rather, sometimes a company blows that line away with a bazooka. With the help of the Don Draper of image manipulation AuntieMeme, here are those companies with egg on their face with a bazooka in hand.

Some of these are quite serious and some are just a bit more light hearted but in the end you will see it was the consumer whom was the target of deception.

It's nice to see them caught with their pants down around the ankles, but it would be even nicer to see this posted on the Main stream media on a regular basis.
This is bad news when you read the adverts and then the lawyer talk ....Yap, Yap, Yap, and drone on with mumble jumble , your all fools for believing what my client advertised as the truth. So I can only assume that every advertisement is deemed to be false but yet to be shown as fact?

Number 21 is my favourite :-)
If I am wrong with the Forum for this please do your thing mods.

Regards, Iwinder




posted on May, 7 2015 @ 04:48 PM
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a reply to: Iwinder

I think the tobacco companies set the precedent long ago.

www.youtube.com...


Even that long ago the tobacco industry knew they were selling addiction to poison; even marketing to children!

www.youtube.com...


I fell for the ads and smoked for over 20 years. Nasty habit!!
edit on 7-5-2015 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 05:20 PM
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Well spotted


This made me laugh




This realy is just tip of the iceberg though, there's so many ads that lie by telling the truth!
Words to listen/watch for are: Could - Might - May - Probably - Sometimes - Believe



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 05:30 PM
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I love how the general excuse was that the costumer base would have to be stupid to believe the claims being made...

I had just read this like 2 days ago, really funny.

I got some free red bull coming my way from their lawsuit.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 05:39 PM
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Kashi was bought out by Kellogg. Will probably see the same advertising fraud with companies bought out by the mega corps. Such as Annee's was. Wish the MSM would report on these too, but for now have to be aware of the products, how they deceive. Thanks for sharing.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 05:48 PM
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I'm not sure in the Red Bull ad what the problem was. Is caffeine the only thing you can put in a product that boosts energy? I didn't think it was.

As for Uber cab companies are just mad that ride sharing by passes all the little gate-keeping things they've set up to make sure they don't have competition. Since Uber isn't a cab company but is a ride-sharing service instead, it can by-pass some of them and actually compete. The cab cartels don't like it. It actually forces a market where none has existed for a long time.

The Ramen one is stupid people not paying attention. If you look at your packages in your kitchen, there are lots of things you would think of as "one" serving that are actually more than one. Why is Ramen suddenly special?



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 05:57 PM
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The Ramen one is stupid people not paying attention. If you look at your packages in your kitchen, there are lots of things you would think of as "one" serving that are actually more than one. Why is Ramen suddenly special?
a reply to: ketsuko

I have no idea but I will say this.....wanna bet the label gets changed? This reminds me of the shrink ray phenomenon. Things are changing so fast you would be better off to read the label on every product you purchase every time.

consumerist.com...

Regards, Iwinder



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 06:14 PM
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I'll play devil's advocate and say that #16 is wrong. Vitamin C does prevent colds.

I remember many Sony games for their Playstation platforms use screenshots not rendered by the console itself, probably from a PC...

But the last one on that link wow...about Vitaminwater from Coke


"No consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking that Vitaminwater is a healthy beverage" -Coca Cola's Lawyers


People like that shouldn't only pay fines, they should go to prison.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Iwinder

I think the tobacco companies set the precedent long ago.

www.youtube.com...


Even that long ago the tobacco industry knew they were selling addiction to poison; even marketing to children!

www.youtube.com...


I fell for the ads and smoked for over 20 years. Nasty habit!!


Agreed, that first video is really something to watch, Now they are trying like mad to get people off of the "Cancer Sticks" but the dirty deed of promoting cigarettes is still out there, just not so much in your face.

Thanks for adding to this discussion.
Regards, Iwinder



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: Iwinder

Yeah, well, I've seen drills warn people not to scratch their nose, so no bet there.

But it takes a cartload of stupid -or- greed to think that's being deceptive and sue over it. The judge should toss that out. It ranks on the level of the "ZOMG! McDonald's coffee was hot and burned me when it spilled after I put it between my legs ... How dare coffee be, um, hot. No pay me big monies."



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 08:06 PM
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FFS, even 'Cracked' join the party with pop-ups that don't pop off with the close X button, try to close the pop-up and nothing happens, so you give it another go, and nothing happens..third try I waited for a moment..then a drop down menu appears, with a couple of choices, one being to close the pop-up, click on that and it will close the pop-up..but you better be darn quick. And, what's with all these newspaper sites with follow on menus full of crap? ten things you didn't know about??, next picture...wait for it, another full page of the same crap, when all you might want to see is the next picture and nothing else. Google has now youtube cycling video one after the other non-stop unless you are quick to stop it, with tentative relationship from the last video. Who the feck needs that?
As for dicky ads, they have always been there. I would worry more about the censors, you see the ads for disinfectants, kills 99% of all known germs? those statements are probably true, and probably kill 100%, but the censors don't allow that to be stated, Conversely Health authorities don't seem to have a problem with the amount of iron dumped in food products, especially cereals..yes just bits of rusty iron in there with no provenance, and while iron needs are different for different poeple and ages and so on...that's okay?



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: Iwinder

If politics and not economics drives your consumption choices you can reasonably expect to be misinformed.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 04:30 AM
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a reply to: Iwinder

Fascism

Joining of corporations and government.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 07:33 AM
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originally posted by: TorinoFer
a reply to: Iwinder

Fascism

Joining of corporations and government.


Fascism is a form of national syndicalism/socialism.



Fascism borrowed theories and terminology from socialism but replaced socialism's focus on class conflict with a focus on conflict between nations and races. Fascists advocate a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky to secure national self-sufficiency and independence through protectionist and interventionist economic policies. Following World War II, few parties have openly described themselves as fascist, and the term is usually used pejoratively by political opponents. The terms neo-fascist or post-fascist are sometimes applied more formally to describe parties of the far right with ideological similarities to, or roots in, 20th century fascist movements.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk
Well spotted


This made me laugh




This realy is just tip of the iceberg though, there's so many ads that lie by telling the truth!
Words to listen/watch for are: Could - Might - May - Probably - Sometimes - Believe


I agree with you Void, interesting how many may's and mights you can find on a commercial ad.
This whole thing stinks but that is the bed we made and now must sleep in it.
Regards, Iwinder



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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something went wrong with the link.
edit on 8-5-2015 by Iwinder because: (no reason given)


I give up and will link to Cracked for this video, anyways its the same topic with a few very good examples of what this thread is about.
Warning there is some strong language in the video.....
www.cracked.com...

Regards, Iwinder
edit on 8-5-2015 by Iwinder because: (no reason given)

edit on 8-5-2015 by Iwinder because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 16 2015 @ 08:01 PM
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originally posted by: dreamingawake
Kashi was bought out by Kellogg. Will probably see the same advertising fraud with companies bought out by the mega corps. Such as Annee's was. Wish the MSM would report on these too, but for now have to be aware of the products, how they deceive. Thanks for sharing.


You are welcome, and I agree.....the problem is that the MSM gets all it's revenue from advertisers so I believe we will never see the day when they report it.

Regards, Iwinder



posted on May, 16 2015 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: smurfy
FFS, even 'Cracked' join the party with pop-ups that don't pop off with the close X button, try to close the pop-up and nothing happens, so you give it another go, and nothing happens..third try I waited for a moment..then a drop down menu appears, with a couple of choices, one being to close the pop-up, click on that and it will close the pop-up..but you better be darn quick. And, what's with all these newspaper sites with follow on menus full of crap? ten things you didn't know about??, next picture...wait for it, another full page of the same crap, when all you might want to see is the next picture and nothing else. Google has now youtube cycling video one after the other non-stop unless you are quick to stop it, with tentative relationship from the last video. Who the feck needs that?
As for dicky ads, they have always been there. I would worry more about the censors, you see the ads for disinfectants, kills 99% of all known germs? those statements are probably true, and probably kill 100%, but the censors don't allow that to be stated, Conversely Health authorities don't seem to have a problem with the amount of iron dumped in food products, especially cereals..yes just bits of rusty iron in there with no provenance, and while iron needs are different for different poeple and ages and so on...that's okay?


I cannot focus my eyes to read the above, try again with maybe some paragraphs?
Regards, Iwinder



posted on May, 16 2015 @ 09:21 PM
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That is such a scam ......and the arguments are just priceless saying that consumers must be stupid to believe the advertising.....so thats it then whenever we see an ad we can assume it is a blatant lie,so what ever the claim may be the opposite is in fact true......

Now i am off to go and buy one of those new bottles of diet health coke....



posted on May, 17 2015 @ 02:03 AM
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Isn't this what the FTC was created for? Originally, so that whoever, or company -- enter name here -- cant go selling their product/s claiming an endless list of ailments they (according to the seller) cure? But basically so that company's cant make false and unsubstantiated claims like this?



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