Coronavirus: 'Scaremongering' adverts for face masks banned – Sky News, Sky.com
Two companies have been banned from using “scaremongering” adverts for face masks which made false claims about their ability to stop the coronavirus from spreading.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the adverts were “misleading, irresponsible and likely to cause fear without justifiable reason.
Adverts by Easy Shopping 4 Home Ltd appeared on the Amazon website, while Novads OU advertised its Oxybreath Pro mask on the Scottish Sun website via the Taboola network, as well as on CNN.com and other sites.
One of the Oxybreath Pro adverts said: “It would be be understatement to say that there is a growing sense of panic.
” The best advice I’ve heard is to stay calm and take practical measures to protect yourself.
“One of the best ways to protect yourself is to get a high-quality face mask that can protect you from: viruses, bacteria, and other air pollutants.”
Another advert said: “New nano tech face mask is selling out fast in United Kingdom.”
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