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AdCritic Mired in Clicking Scandal!

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Editorial company Crew Cuts has issued a satirical tabloid -- both in print and on the web -- called New York Post House, which is filled with Onion-inspired items about the advertising biz. These include a startling story about Southeast Asian 'click shops,' where children are paid to view spots on AdCritic in order to influence the site's "Spot of the Day" selections. For the record, AdCritic's "Spot of the Day" is chosen by editorial fiat. The "AdCritic Top 20," on the other hand, is based on how many times a commercial is viewed, and -- given these revelations -- may very well be influenced by abhorrent overseas operations like the one pictured here. Shocking!
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