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Iselin said:Luckily we have people like gdemami to set us all straight with his insight.TimEisen said:Education is key. I'd wager the majority of social media users dont even realize its not a social platform, its for marketing and advertising. The education systems of the world are absurdly behind the net driven reality we are struggling to keep up with and its showing in the worst possible ways starting with a flat out rejection of said reality.MadFrenchie said:Consumers are literally being bombarded by marketing and advertisement every minute of every day. To act as if anyone can independently verify such claims in every aspect is to be wilfully ignorant of how much we all depend on company marketing to help us make purchasing decisions.
And, unless you think that marketers should be allowed to lie directly to your face about a product with immunity, the companies share in the blame when they create unrealistic or misleading expectations. They have infinitely more resources to buy marketing than you have time to independently verify all the products you consider buying every day of your life. This incongruity in resources needed for two antagonistic transaction entities is the very reason things like false advertising are illegal.