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Does modern advertising do more harm than good?
Modern advertising does more harm than good
Adverts can heavily skew public opinion on what products and services are objectively "good".
On many mediums, loose regulations mean adverts can be intentionally misleading and sensationalizing.
Adverts can use
to falsely engender a feeling of want/need where there is none.
Modern advertising is exaggerating inciting consumerism.
Advertising that incites exaggerated consumerism
leads to short-life span products that pollute the earth.
Digital advertising and money can be used to augment disinformation on social media. If we would ban ads and make social media paid, disinformation wouldn't be economically sustainable.
The point of most modern advertising is not to inform consumers and to promote choice, but to sell an enticing dream.
Modern advertising can help bring good causes into the mainstream public eye.
Modern advertising can help promote new, helpful & useful products and services.
Modern advertising can inform people of useful tools and services they were previously unaware of.
Modern advertising can help small businesses grow.
Modern advertising can improve the economy.
Modern advertising allows for massive free services.
Funding services through advertisement is equalizing force: users indirectly pay proportionally to their available budget, through marketing costs in things they buy.
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