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September 26, 2014

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12:41 PM | Emma Watson hoax: why not all publicity is good publicity | Dean Burnett
The hoax threat made to Emma Watson is the most high-profile of countless recent examples undermining the claim that theres no such thing as bad publicity. Where does this belief come from, and is there ever any truth to it?It recently emerged that the threats made to Emma Watson about releasing (non-existent) nude photos of her, in response to her UN speech, were in fact a hoax. The spoof threats were attributed to a PR company called Rantic.com, which was itself revealed to be a hoax. The […]

September 24, 2014

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7:25 AM | Activist’s anti-science adverts found misleading – again
The activist Fluoride Free NZ (FFNZ) organisation have had a bad year with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). They have had half a dozen complaints against them for misleading advertising upheld. The latest complaint referred to FFNZ’s adverts for a meeting … Continue reading →
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7:25 AM | Activist’s anti-science adverts found misleading – again
The activist Fluoride Free NZ (FFNZ) organisation have had a bad year with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). They have had half a dozen complaints against them for misleading advertising upheld. The latest complaint referred to FFNZ’s adverts for a meeting … Continue reading →

September 12, 2014

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7:40 PM | Lake Monster Exists, Concludes Icelandic Commission
A commission in Iceland has concluded that a legendary lake monster there exists; others aren't so sure. Continue reading →
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