Hooton’s extended wrecking crew “misleading”

The whole copper tax farce is blowing back on the ‘secret’ cabal so ably led by Matthew Hooten.  Amazing what you can achieve between drinks.

Problem is, some of it was so ill conceived, it keeps proving blowback.

Raise your hand if you are surprised anything that involves Kim Dotcom is misleading?  Exactly.

Orcon, Kim Dotcom, Matthew Hooton.  What a team.

An advert featuring Kim Dotcom offering “truly unlimited broadband” has been deemed misleading by the advertising watchdog …

The Orcon ad, which is part of a campaign parodying poverty adverts and has also been at the centre of other complaints to the authority, was criticised for promoting “truly unlimited fast broadband” when the company can charge customers for using excess data.  

The Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) complaints board said there was a high level of ambiguity about the ad, saying Orcon’s Fair Use policy which charges for excessive data use “contradicted the claim of offering truly unlimited broadband”‘.

The majority of the board ruled the ad was “likely to deceive or mislead the consumer” and was in breach of advertising rules.

Well, sorry.  But if you are going to use a convicted fraudster on extradition charges as your poster boy, first: what the ____ are you thinking, and second:  are you really surprised at the outcome?

Just remember that the likes of Orcon and Vodafone are happy to pay for this sort of economic sabotage. All part of Matthew Hooton’s corporate wrecking crew and now also caught in a lie…a lot like their campaign to wreck Chorus.


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