Fast Food Commercials Aimed At Kids 'Deceptive'

News Staff, Science 2.0, Mar 09, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I have long argued that if we are to filter web content for kids at all, we should be censoring things that are really harmful, like fast food products. I'm not alone, maybe. " Fast food advertising doesn't emphasize healthy menu items enough, and by giving away toys in things like Happy Meals restaurants are being deceptive even by their own self-regulation standards, according to scholars." Of course what I would prefer more than censorship would be to see something like corporate responsibility when marketing to kids. But hoping for that would be naive, I guess.

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