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Questions about advertising with regard to politics

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Vote strategy: Is best looking candidate first better than chance? [closed]

In a comment UserLTK makes a passing reference to an easy and expedient voting strategy: My grandmother on my mothers side always voted for the better looking candidate. Suppose a voter is ...
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Why is the Cambridge Analytica story such a big deal in the US?

Cambridge Analytica gathered data from Facebook users and used that data to target advertisements. But, Facebook also uses its users' data to target advertisements. I can see why Facebook is upset--...
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Does the US government fund the media?

The major news outlets in the United States are all considered private, ABC News CBS News CNN Fox News Channel MSNBC NBC News But there are lots of reports of the government spending millions on ...
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Can a TV Network refuse to air political Ads they do not agree with? [duplicate]

Can a TV Broadcaster legally refuse to air Political Ads under FCC rules & precedent governing political advertising if a registered political candidate or PAC were to air perceived negative ...
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Have there been any studies that show that advertising for an election has an effect on who wins?

Have there been any scientific studies that show whether or not spending money on advertising and campaigning has an effect on the outcome of an election? I can think of several elections where the ...
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Supposed “Russia-linked” political ads placed on Facebook - are there examples?

It has recently been alleged that the "Russia-linked" accounts spent 50,000-150,000 USD on some kind of "politically divisive ads" on Facebook before or around the US presidential elections in ...
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How effective are political banner ads by social media websites? Are obnoxious ads counter-productive?

Are there any statistics on whether social media sites that sponsor prominent political banner ads on their user interaction pages cause a long-term increase or decrease in support for the position ...
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Can a TV station refuse a politically oriented advertisement which does not comply with its editorial line?

John Oliver said in his last Sunday show (12th February) that he paid several TV channels to broadcast an advertisement obviously making fun of Mr Trump (around 21:40, toward the end of the video). ...
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I'm Jesse Talavera-Greenberg, and I approve of this message

I'm Jesse Talavera-Greenberg, and I approve of this message. If I were running for US president, would I have to say that in my televised campaign ads? If so, why?
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Would it be possible to implement a policy that forbids promotion of brands in media?

I mean to forbid any kind of promotion of brands in mass media. A society might want to forbid advertising because they see it as a practice that costs a lot of resources, but doesn't meaningfully ...
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Why does Victoria prohibit sex work ads from mentioning ethnicity?

From Sex worker group Vixen Collective disappointed by Victorian regulation review: The changes also now allow advertisements to "contain references to the race, colour or ethnic origin, in ...
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Why does the US allow political campaign advertising?

In the US politics has very much become about money- how much is contributed to a campaign's finances is a major issue because of the cost of advertising. In the EU, however, it is common to ban ...
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Is it allowed in the United States to advertise for a peaceful political meeting in social networks against the government?

Is it completely illegal and do people who have committed it have to face fines and punishments? I asked because the same matter has negative consequences in some other countries.
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Did any large cities in Europe or North America ban outdoor advertising?

In September 2006, Sao Paolo, Brazil banned outdoor advertising. Are there any examples of such measures in cities in Europe or North America? The only thing I'm personally aware of is that the ...