Should we close questions challenging specific ads? covers some of this but I'd like more input ( hypotheticals would be most helpful ).
Does eating three (product name) a day really prolong life ?
In this ad (1: link to ad) (2: company name and page link) claims eating three of their (3: product name and link) a day will prolong your life by forty-two years. Is there any evidence this is true ?
- Links to ads are an obvious no-no. There are always exceptions, but for ad links I think the justification would need to be clad in beryllium.
- Should the company page be linked directly or would a third-party link be preferred ( assuming good-faith on the neutrality/reliability of the third-party link) ? Maybe a Wikipedia entry ?
- Would this be the same as (1) with a slightly lower standard of justification ?
Other considerations on the topic in general ?