QOTD: Just How Bad Was Volkwagen's Prank?
So I figured that while journalists, academics, and others can make their opinion known on Twitter, I’d ask y’all what you think.
I am fully aware that no matter how we feel about what VW did, we’re going to generate attention to it by talking about it. So, in that sense, it may have been successful for VW. Any publicity is good publicity, you know.
Then again, this is a company with credibility issue from the emissions scandal, and we’re living in an age of misinformation/disinformation spread by liars who seek political and/or monetary gains, so maybe it’s not good to knowingly lie to reporters about an important topic, such as a name change, even if you think it’s all in good fun and/or a way to generate buzz.
I have my own thoughts, which I might unload on you guys today or tomorrow. But before this story mercifully works its way out of the news cycle, I want to hear your thoughts.
You know the drill.