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  • A new Senate bill would fundamentally change the internet as we know it

    06/29/2019 7:31:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | June 20, 2019 | Allison Matyus
    A new bill in the U.S. Senate could cause the internet as we know it to cease to exist by holding major tech companies like Facebook or YouTube liable for anything posted on their platforms. On Wednesday, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced controversial legislation that would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Known as the Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act, it has caused bipartisan backlash on how it would affect tech companies, content creators, and everyday users. Tech companies like Twitter or YouTube currently have protection under Section 230 against being held liable for what users...
  • UK Bans ‘Harmful’ Gender Stereotypes in Advertisements

    06/15/2019 5:15:42 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 June 2019 | Breitbart London
    LONDON (AP) — Hapless husbands and housework-burdened moms were being banished from British advertising, as a crackdown on “harmful” gender stereotypes came into force Friday. Under new rules, advertisements must not include “gender stereotypes which are likely to cause harm or serious or widespread offense.” Examples include depictions of a man failing to change a diaper or a woman to park a car, or ads that suggest women are solely responsible for cooking and cleaning. Complaints will be assessed by industry watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority. It doesn’t have the power to impose fines, but British broadcasters are bound...
  • Collection of Christmas adverts from the early 20th century show how tastes have changed

    12/01/2017 9:05:38 PM PST · by mairdie · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 December 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    Luci Gosling, sales and research manager at Mary Evans Picture Library, said: 'I think these adverts show that Christmas has been a commercial opportunity for longer than we might think. 'But they also suggest that gift-giving was often more low-key. A pair of stockings for instance, would have been gratefully received in the 1920s, though a 'luckier' woman might receive a Hotpoint vacuum cleaner instead to alleviate her household chores. 'Gender and age stereotyping is fairly common, such as the young woman gifting a bottle of sherry to an old gent. The Great War era saw retailers and manufacturers really...
  • Senate intel leaders won't release Russian-linked Facebook ads

    10/04/2017 3:01:07 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/4/17 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    WASHINGTON — The chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that they would welcome Facebook’s making public the 3,000 advertisements turned over to the panel that the company has found were tied to a Russian influence campaign. The committee itself, they said, would not release the ads. “We don’t release documents provided to our committee, period,” said Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the chair of the committee. “Clearly if any of the social media companies would like to do that, we’re fine with them doing it.
  • Watch: 5 Most Politicized Super Bowl Ads

    02/06/2017 6:00:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 5, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Super Bowl LI on Sunday night was as close to a politics-free experience as a football fan could have hoped for, with even halftime performer Lady Gaga eschewing political talk in favor of high-energy showmanship — but several big-name brands couldn’t help but include overt political messaging in their Big Game advertising.
  • Fiorina-Backed Website Touted Planned Parenthood

    09/24/2015 6:55:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Carly Fiorina has taken a hard line against Planned Parenthood as a Republican presidential candidate, but in 2005 she invested in a health care website similar to WebMD that touted abortion benefits and directed users to Planned Parenthood. The Revolution Health Group website assured users abortion is safe and directed them to pro-choice groups including Planned Parenthood for more information, but did not link to any pro-life groups or offer a pro-choice perspective. Fiorina joined RHG as an investor and board member when it was founded in 2005. Her campaign did not respond to requests for comment regarding her knowledge...
  • Anyone else seeing ads on FR?

    08/14/2014 7:35:30 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 127 replies
    8/14/14 | Self
    Tonight for some strange reason ads began popping up in the upper right corner of the main index page. Anyone else experiencing this?
  • Examples of what honest slogans look like in liberal advertisements

    03/21/2014 4:54:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-21-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Politically Incorrect Car Ads from Yesteryear

    02/19/2014 2:42:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 103 replies
    Mad Men fans know women took a lot of sexist hits in the past when it came to advertising. Here’s a look at some of those cringe-worthy classics from the automobile world, along with some others that might make you question whether the good old days were always so good.
  • Kids may be highly influenced by athletes’ endorsement of unhealthy foods

    10/07/2013 11:56:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 7, 2013, 12:24 PM | Michelle Castillo
    It’s hard to watch any sporting event without seeing a commercial featuring a star athlete such as Peyton Manning or LeBron James. Now, a study published on Oct. 7 in Pediatrics shows that a lot of the foods they are promoting are unhealthy, concerning pediatricians because adolescents are among their primary viewers. “Professional athletes wouldn’t endorse tobacco today because it would be a liability for them,” lead study author Marie Bragg, a doctoral candidate in psychology at Yale University, told the Globe and Mail. “We’re hoping one day that the same would be true for unhealthy foods.” …
  • The Trip, 1940's Chevrolet car commercial vivid Technicolor

    02/27/2013 3:04:56 PM PST · by dennisw · 7 replies
    The Trip, 1940's Chevrolet car commercial vivid Technicolor 
  • Has Romney Begun "Carpetbombing" Ads in the Swing States Yet?

    09/25/2012 6:49:47 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 70 replies
    Have R&R ramped up their attack?
  • Microsoft seeks patent on monetizing buttons of TV remote (charged for skipping commercials)

    03/20/2012 8:25:24 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    GeekWire ^ | 3/16/12 | Todd Bishop
    How much would you pay to watch a replay of a great play, or skip a bunch of television commercials? And should you have to? Those are a couple of the questions raised by a newly surfaced Microsoft patent application. It’s called “Control-based Content Pricing,” and the basic idea is dynamic pricing of video content, based on the preferences of the user at any given moment — essentially setting different prices for different functions of the TV remote. Here’s an excerpt from the filing. For example, if a user initiates a navigation control input to advance past (e.g., skip over)...
  • Vintage Photography/ Camera Ads

    01/06/2012 11:38:24 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    VINTAGEADBROWSER ^ | Jan 06,2012 | swampsniper
    Photography related ads from 1880 into the 1990s.
  • How to silence the media (email to the editor)

    09/14/2011 5:26:28 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies
    WND ^ | September 14th | Larry Pierson
    (scroll down, toward the bottom) One way to put a stop to the left-stream news media's blatant and obvious bias is to file lawsuits changing their status from "the press" to a political contribution group of some sort or another. Federal law currently specifies many of their actions be severely curtailed during the 60 days prior to the November elections, forcing them to shut down. Larry Pierson
  • When the media reports "unexpectedly", what is that worth as a campaign ad? (job data, etc)

    06/21/2011 10:44:28 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 1 replies
    Many of us have noticed how progressive journalists use the word 'unexpectedly'. They do it month after month. Al Reuters has an article from last week that uses this word. Yet again, after all this time. What these are, are campaign advertisements. From the media, to Obama.(most of us know this instinctively) It's a fair question to ask. And if enough of us ask it, maybe we could find out just how much the media donates to it's preferred candidates.
  • My favorite Super Bowl ads

    02/08/2010 6:58:31 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 36 replies · 1,322+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | February 8, 2010 | Neoavatara
    First, congratulations to the Who Dats...the New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl Champions? Maybe I am living in an alternate reality like those guys on Lost... Anyway, more importantly, what were the best ads on Super Bowl Night? My personal list...
  • Best of Ads, Worst of Ads(in 2007)

    12/27/2007 5:58:45 PM PST · by mylife · 108 replies · 179+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/27/07 | SUZANNE VRANICA
    Best of Ads, Worst of Ads In Pitching Products This Past Year, Gorilla Worked, but Guerrilla Didn't By SUZANNE VRANICA December 27, 2007; Page B1 Green is the new black. Madison Avenue tried to curry favor with consumers this year by coloring products and brands with an environmental tint. A long list of companies such as General Electric Co., Chevron Corp. and Home Depot Inc. all jumped on the eco-friendly bandwagon. One Toyota Motor Corp. ad featured a Prius being created from straw, twigs and other natural elements. The gasoline-electric hybrid car is built up and then fades back into...
  • TxDOT under fire

    09/09/2007 5:32:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 680+ views
    Waxahachie Daily Light ^ | September 8, 2007 | Joann Livingston
    Transportation was a hot subject during the recent legislative session - and it continues to be so in the interim. This week, several Texas lawmakers, Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson and state Reps. Joe Farias, David Leibowitz, Nathan Macias and others held a press conference in San Antonio in protest against current transportation policy and the Texas Department of Transportation. Key among their concerns are recent reports the state agency has launched a public relations plan to promote the Trans-Texas Corridor and to lobby for toll roads. Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom founder Terri Hall is among those criticizing...
  • (Vanity) A Merck-y Decision, or, Is Pfizer Wiser?

    02/10/2007 4:46:15 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies · 902+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-10-2007 | grey_whiskers
    Lately, I have been seeing a lot of advertisements for medicines on TV. These ads have a number of features in common. First, they have an individual (carefully selected to match the target market for the drug) or a group of people (also in the target market) engaged in a stereotypical happy or active pursuit. One of the group usually is singled out, as suffering from some condition or other. Then the voice over recommends medicine X, available only by prescription. The trade name is given, then a scientific, medical-sounding name, which is in fact NOT the scientific name. (*)...