Facebook's Health Reform Fraud

Posted: December 10, 2009
Facebook's Health Reform Fraud

Amidst the national health care reform, the health insurance industry has been caught bribing Facebook gamers with "virtual currency" to send letters opposing reform to Congress. Kevin Pereira discusses this practice with Nicholas Carlson, Sr. Editor of BusinessInsider.com, on how it could affect social networking as we know it.

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  • OzwaldZissou

    I knew those farmville games on facebook were shifty.

    Posted: December 13, 2009 10:45 PM
  • J_Boolihans

    Most people on Capitol Hill are in their 20s? That's news to me.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 11:55 AM
  • SummonMew

    What shocks me is that I dont see a word of this in any of the major news networks. Its kinda messed up that I know read AoTs, Wired and Ars for all my news, FOX,NBC, and CNN seem to be chock full of stories about lady gaga falling on her face and more quizes to see if I should purchase a puppy.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 11:34 AM
  • Moye

    I blame Farmville for everything.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 10:56 AM
  • andygon

    This doesnt matter. Most people working on Capitol Hill are mid to late 20s. They know when something like that is going on and give them less importance than actual constituent mail. It may raise some awareness with the gamers, but it won't affect decision-making at all.

    Nonetheless, shady dealings like that diminish the strength of their argument.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 10:54 AM
  • Digran

    It's not the first time. In 1992 insurance companies spent over 100 million on a smear campaign against Universal Health Care. Propaganda wins again. It's hard to fight Social Proof and Memetics in any kind of broad sense.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 6:41 AM
  • MentalCase950

    Once again society found yet another way to let me down.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 6:21 AM
  • Tango_suka

    Tricking the sheep

    Posted: December 11, 2009 6:01 AM
  • BlackLable69

    Problem is, there's too many people I know playing those games & have closed all doors to logic.

    Posted: December 10, 2009 7:20 PM
  • bnb678

    just shows how backwards society has become... we'll be living in a GTA style America in no time with stuff like that.

    Posted: December 10, 2009 6:40 PM