Should it be illegal to pay people to review something positively for money?

#1ComparisonManPosted 1/25/2014 12:55:46 PM
Basically, should it be legal to pay people to lie and say something is better then it is, without letting you know they are being paid to lie to you?

Does it make you think less of Microsoft knowing they pay people to lie to you and pretend they have a more favorable opinion of Xbox One, just to trick you into thinking more people like it?

If Nintendo or Sony had paid people to lie about there product favorably secretly advertising it, would you have thought less of them?
#2WartPig_Posted 1/25/2014 12:58:34 PM
you mean like an advertisement?

im pretty sure the wendy's girl gets paid to say their new pretzel burger is the best around
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#3motoraptorPosted 1/25/2014 1:02:33 PM
I think less of you, TC, for trying so hard
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#4scoobydoobydontPosted 1/25/2014 1:03:00 PM
motoraptor posted...
I think less of you, TC, for trying so hard

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#5ComparisonMan(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 1:04:09 PM
WartPig_ posted...
you mean like an advertisement?

im pretty sure the wendy's girl gets paid to say their new pretzel burger is the best around


Not a advertisement.

They are being paid to lie and act like they are just giving their opinion. It's stated in the conditions they can not mention they are being paid or are advertising.

It would be like a cute girl dressed in a Wendies costume came up to you and told you for 30 seconds why she loves the Xbox One with a smile, and acted like it was her opinion.
#6xacebopPosted 1/25/2014 1:04:44 PM
WartPig_ posted...
you mean like an advertisement?

im pretty sure the wendy's girl gets paid to say their new pretzel burger is the best around


The Wendy's girl IS Wendy lol
#7WartPig_Posted 1/25/2014 1:05:15 PM
ComparisonMan posted...
WartPig_ posted...
you mean like an advertisement?

im pretty sure the wendy's girl gets paid to say their new pretzel burger is the best around


Not a advertisement.

They are being paid to lie and act like they are just giving their opinion. It's stated in the conditions they can not mention they are being paid or are advertising.

It would be like a cute girl dressed in a Wendies costume came up to you and told you for 30 seconds why she loves the Xbox One with a smile, and acted like it was her opinion.


so like an advertisement
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#8bLiNdSnIpErZ20Posted 1/25/2014 1:05:39 PM
ComparisonMan posted...
WartPig_ posted...
you mean like an advertisement?

im pretty sure the wendy's girl gets paid to say their new pretzel burger is the best around


Not a advertisement.

They are being paid to lie and act like they are just giving their opinion. It's stated in the conditions they can not mention they are being paid or are advertising.

It would be like a cute girl dressed in a Wendies costume came up to you and told you for 30 seconds why she loves the Xbox One with a smile, and acted like it was her opinion.


So like an advertisement?
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#9scoobydoobydontPosted 1/25/2014 1:06:50 PM
ComparisonMan posted...
WartPig_ posted...
you mean like an advertisement?

im pretty sure the wendy's girl gets paid to say their new pretzel burger is the best around


Not a advertisement.

They are being paid to lie and act like they are just giving their opinion. It's stated in the conditions they can not mention they are being paid or are advertising.

It would be like a cute girl dressed in a Wendies costume came up to you and told you for 30 seconds why she loves the Xbox One with a smile, and acted like it was her opinion.


That's called advertising.
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#10WartPig_Posted 1/25/2014 1:07:20 PM
xacebop posted...
WartPig_ posted...
you mean like an advertisement?

im pretty sure the wendy's girl gets paid to say their new pretzel burger is the best around


The Wendy's girl IS Wendy lol


wich one? the daughter of the founder? yes her name is wendy. the hot redhead in the other commercials isnt named wendy afaik
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