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Deceptive Digital Marketing Claim Filed Against Pepsi

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Consumer groups filed a complaint against Pepsico and Frito-Lay for online marketing to teens that included immersive games and intrusive social media.

The online marketing campaigns included video games labeled “Hotel 626”, “Asylum 626” and “Doritos Rhianna Late Night” an music experience with pop star Rhianna. Continue reading Deceptive Digital Marketing Claim Filed Against Pepsi

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Anti-Hate Speech Resolution Passes SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously

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Update: On September 10th, Clearchannel station KNEW announced they were dropping Savage Nation from their SF schedule.

On Tuesday August 11th, San Francisco became the first municipality in the country to support the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s petition for an FCC docket and report on media hate speech and its possible impact on hate crimes.

The vote was unanimous!  Continue reading Anti-Hate Speech Resolution Passes SF Board of Supervisors Unanimously

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Bailouts For The Media Moguls: Thinking Outside The Newspaper Box

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By DeeDee Halleck

John Nichols and Robert McChesney have written a widely posted Nation article searching for answers to the current emergencies in the newspaper business. (“The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers”)  They recognize the crisis as an opportunity to rethink public media in general and their suggestions for remedy are at least a provocative starter for the needed reassessment and creative activism.  They suggest the government pump in $60 billion over the next three years, a pricetag that is similar to, though less than, the handouts to AIG and the US banks.

Continue reading Bailouts For The Media Moguls: Thinking Outside The Newspaper Box

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