The Instigator
kuolaurence
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The Contender
STALIN
Con (against)
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STALIN
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/28/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,021 times Debate No: 44770
Debate Rounds (5)
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kuolaurence

Pro

We should have a clear environment instead of surrounded by advertisments.
STALIN

Con

Advertizement is slightly annoying but it isn't really harmful. Adds are simply aimed at making you buy something.
Debate Round No. 1
kuolaurence

Pro

It is annoying but it can brain wash us if it is too much, so it is harmful
STALIN

Con

Adds are aimed at getting you to sell something. And yes, the people try to convince you to buy a product. However this isn't brainwash. Adds are not propaganda.
Debate Round No. 2
kuolaurence

Pro

It is certainly brainwashing because it keeps getting your attention to make you change your mind
STALIN

Con

Movies also get your attention. So do books. Is that brainwashing also? Adds simply give you a reason to buy a specific product, not to change your mind.
Debate Round No. 3
kuolaurence

Pro

Advertising has grown to be an industry worth many billions of dollars across the world. Online advertising alone is believed to be worth $24 billion a year. Almost all public space has some advertisements in sight and all forms of media, from newspapers to the cinema, are also filled with adverts. Whilst this helps companies sell their products, and helps consumers to learn what is on offer, many believe that this huge amount of advertising can be harmful. It may make people want too much, or things that they cannot have, or it might make them feel inadequate when they don't have something. Research shows that children can be particularly open to these kinds of risk.
STALIN

Con

"Advertising has grown to be an industry worth many billions of dollars across the world."

Everything today costs money. Does that make everything harmful?

"Online advertising alone is believed to be worth $24 billion a year."

That still doesn't make advertizing harmful.

"Almost all public space has some advertisements in sight and all forms of media, from newspapers to the cinema, are also filled with adverts."

This fact doesn't support Pro's position.

"Whilst this helps companies sell their products, and helps consumers to learn what is on offer, many believe that this huge amount of advertising can be harmful."

I need some proof that shows that people believe this to be harmful.

"Research shows that children can be particularly open to these kinds of risk."

Children are open to many risks. Also, I need some proof that children can be at risk.

Conclusion:

My opponent shows that a lot of money is spent on adds. He fails to show that the fact that money is spent on adds makes adds harmful.
Debate Round No. 4
kuolaurence

Pro

kuolaurence forfeited this round.
STALIN

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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