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"Consumers favor sodas that are advertised to them frequently, too."

A) Information is not Soda, it's not an arbitrary choice

B) Soda is also a physical distribution business - Coke and Pepsi dominate physical distribution, shelf space etc. - these problems don't really exist in news, or rather, in totally different ways.

So - 1) they are different kinds of 'products' in terms of their civil relation (i.e. we don't care about gossip information), and 2) the businesses are actually different.

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