Advertising is a cancer on society

Jacek Zlydach

Source: Jacek Złydach

In this article, the author argues that modern advertising is similar to how cancer takes over the human body. After listing a number of bad side effects of the online advertising we see today, the author concludes that advertising poses a risk to our society through resource exhaustion, a negative impact on the climate, and by eroding the trust we have in each other and in institutions. The author then poses some suggestions for how to fight back against advertising.

Keywords: Advertising , Big Data , Computer Science , Privacy , Tech Ethics , Tech Industry