NPR Fact Checks Water.org Super Bowl Ad Pitching Sale Of Stella Artois Chalice
NPR: Fact-Checking Matt Damon’s Clean Water Promise In A Super Bowl Ad
“In a new Super Bowl ad, Matt Damon makes a bold promise: Buy a limited-edition Stella Artois chalice and your money will help give a clean water supply to someone in the developing world for five years. The ad, called ‘Taps,’ reminds viewers that water is something we take for granted. Around the world, 844 million people do not even have a basic service providing water to their homes, according to the World Health Organization. … Even water specialists weren’t clear on how the numbers were calculated. To learn more, we interviewed researchers and spokespeople for Water.org…” (Gharib, 2/2).