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post #11 of 17
I guess it's a quiet day for news.
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by AntiTalent View Post
I'm not sure what's unethical about it.
Perhaps unethical is the wrong word, but the point that some I believe are trying to make is that it can be misleading to the internet search laymen.

Whenever you type "oil spill" into Google, the first link takes you to a BP hosted page that may be confused unbiased news. The first thing you read on the page is:

Quote:
Latest news:
BP to Donate Net Revenue from MC252 Well Leak to Protect and Rehabilitate Wildlife in Gulf States. As part of its commitment to restore the environment and habitats in the Gulf Coast region, BP today announced that it will donate the net revenue from oil recovered from the MC252 spill to create a new wildlife fund to create, restore, improve and protect wildlife habitat along the coastline of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The creation of this fund is over and above BP's obligations under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
They're constantly talking about themself in the third person as if coming from a third party news source.

I'm not saying I have a problem with it or that it is a problem at all. I'm just saying I can see where some people who aren't very savvy may interpret it wrongly. Actual current news is much more detrimental than anything on that site.
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post #13 of 17
Stop using fox as a news source, it is not news, find it else where, not from a "news" outlet that is a phony pile of ****.

Here, and here

Two more sources from more legitimate news sources, I mean really, why Fox?!
    
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
I mean really, why Fox?!
Because they have hot News Actors Anchors.
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I was listening to this on NPR last week and raged. Do we need to tell people that if you click "sponsored link" it might not be completely impartial, factual information?

It should be common damn sense to everyone that if a company pays to put information in front of you then they have to believe it's more economical for them to pay to put the information there than not. Meaning they are concerned with you reading the other links.

If that doesn't make you concerned with viewing the information directly below the sponsored link, then do humanity a favor and swallow your tongue.

Would you pick up a Toyota brochure in a dealership, read "Greatest car on the planet" and believe it was indeed the greatest car on the planet?
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post #16 of 17
Enough with the BP posts already...that's not why I come to this forum!
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post #17 of 17
It's called damage control, and it makes total sense. Although at the same time I feel that money could be better spent with the cleanup and restitution to those affected by the spill.

EDIT: I hate Faux news. If I would have noticed that the link wen there I wouldn't even have given them the hit.
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