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Excerpt from Tim Wu’s excellent advertising text, The Attention Merchants. This little bit of info is difficult to imagine these days. Yet, there was a time when Americans (world citizens, in fact) were unmolested by advertising pitches. FROM THE BOOK: As David Halberstam writes, “Whereas at the turn of the century, only an occasional door-to-door …

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The “new normal”: Fake news, fake reviews and gamed algorithms put product and news consumers at risk. Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal’s latest article about fake product reviews on Amazon gives mainstream credence to a trend that’s been bubbling for years. The ultimate take-away confirms something all of us have suspected: the internet …

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