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Actually, there is a city that decided to solve this problem in a radical way. In 2006, the mayor of São Paulo, Brazil, passed the Clean City Law, which banned all outdoor advertising for its "visual pollution." Thousands of ads had to be removed from all public places, leaving the city looking as bare as it could be. Surprisingly, the law hasn't affected businesses much at all, while the overall effect was found "beneficial" by 70 percent of the city's residents. Some advertisers were actually pleased with the law as it prompted them to explore new, more interactive media channels, like the Internet and social media.
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