False Advertising

False advertising or deceptive advertising is the use of false or misleading statements in advertising. As advertising has the potential to persuade people into commercial transactions that they might otherwise avoid, many governments around the world use regulations to control false, deceptive or misleading advertising. "Truth" refers to essentially the same concept, that customers have the right to know what they are buying, and that all necessary information should be on the label.

False advertising, in the most blatant of contexts, is illegal in most countries. However, advertisers still find ways to deceive consumers in ways that are legal, or technically illegal but unenforceable.

Other articles related to "false advertising, advertising, false":

Monsanto - False Advertising
... In 1999 Monsanto was condemned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making "confusing, misleading, unproven and wrong" claims about its products over the course of a £1 ... Monsanto's advertising for Roundup had presented it as biodegradable and as leaving the soil clean after use ... In 2007, Monsanto was convicted of false advertising and was fined 15,000 euros ...
Monster Cable Products - Controversy - False Advertising
... Cable agreed to a consent order with Energizer Holdings to settle a complaint of false advertising regarding Monster Powercells alkaline batteries ... of "25% More Power Than Standard Alkalines" were false, based on independent testing ...
Marc Kasky - Career - Kasky V. Nike, Inc.
... Kasky claimed that the company made representations that constituted false advertising ... Nike responded that the false advertising laws did not cover the company's expression of its views on a public issue, and that these were entitled to First Amendment ... were commercial speech and therefore subject to false advertising laws ...

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