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Truth in Advertising

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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 in labeling 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 .
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
“Since” — or: BP's Deadly Truth in Advertising by Stephan Richter ...
Oil has been gushing from BP's well in the Gulf of Mexico since April — and the flow shows no signs of abating any time soon. The Richter Scale explores what the BP oil spill reveals about the global consequences of corporate — and national — risk-taking cultures and preferences. here are times when the use of a single word really says it all. Case in point: In its ad campaign following the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP started the text of its full-page print ads with a shockingly honest statement: “Since (sic!) the tragic accident on the Transocean Deepwater Horizon rig first occurred, we have been ... market research, surveys and trends
Taxpayers Right to Vote Act: Deceptive Green Advertising ...
“But I swear it was in self defense” Bob Marley exclaims in “I Shot The Sheriff”: “Sheriff John Brown… says kill the seeds before they grow.” With Prop 16 , PG&E is trying to kill the seeds of a clean energy future before they have a chance to grow. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the lackluster climate bills in Congress are reminders that our existing economic and governance systems are not positioning us for a clean energy future.  We need new systems and models.  When promising new models come along, we need to support, nurture, and rapidly adapt them so they have an opportunity to ... market research, surveys and trends

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Bending the Truth in a Million Little Ways - New York Times
James Frey's admission last week that he made up details of his life in his best-selling book "A Million Little Pieces" - after the Smoking Gun Web site stated that he "wholly fabricated or wildly embellished details of his purported criminal career, jail terms and status as an outlaw 'wanted in three states' " - created a furor about the decision by the book's publishers, Doubleday, to sell the volume as a memoir instead of a novel. It is not, however, just a case about truth-in-labeling or the misrepresentations of one author: after all, there have been plenty of charges about phony or ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
FactCheck.org: False Ads: There Oughta Be A Law! - Or Maybe Not
(This article was originally posted June 3, 2004. We are reissuing it now, updated only to fix bad links and such. Politicians still can lie legally, and the high volume of ads expected in 2008 campaigns makes it likely that voters will be exposed to more deception than ever. —B.J.) Here’s a fact that may surprise you: Candidates have a legal right to lie to voters just about as much as they want. That comes as a shock to many. After all, consumers have been protected for decades from false ads for commercial products. Shouldn’t there be "truth-in-advertising" laws to protect voters , too? Turns out, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
California universities consider adopting the T-word: tuition
UCLA students line up at the registrar’s office to pay fees, which have increased dramatically since 1960’s master plan for higher education. ( Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times / June 14 , 2010 ) By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times June 14, 2010 la-me-tuition-20100614 For 50 years, they've avoided it. But California's public universities are now inching closer to using the word they've long viewed as taboo: tuition. Unlike schools in every other state, California's public campuses in effect have banned official use of the word and what it means — that students pay at least a hefty share, if not ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Still at It: David Frum Takes Shot at the Club for Growth
It's called "Left, Right and Center," which claims to be a "civilized yet provocative antidote to the screaming talking heads that dominate political debate." But there's not a whole lot of truth in advertising for KCRW Santa Monica's radio program , which is also podcasted on the Internet. The show normally features Robert Scheer, editor of the left-wing investigative Web site Truthdig.com and a former Los Angeles Times columnist, representing the left. Matt Miller, a former Clintonista and senior fellow at the left-wing Center for American Progress represents the so-called center. And former Washington Times ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Truth In Advertising: Lightweight Verification of Route Integrity
In short, there is no truth in advertising. Inconsisten- cies between the control plane and the data plane can arise not just because of BGP anomalies [15 ], ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Truth in Advertising | Business.gov
Advertising laws are aimed at protecting consumers by requiring advertisers to be truthful about their products and to be able to substantiate their claims. All businesses must comply with advertising and marketing laws, and failure to do so could result in costly lawsuits and civil penalties. So before you start an advertising campaign, it's important you understand some basic rules. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the main federal agency that enforces advertising laws and regulations. Under the Federal Trade Commission Act: Advertising must be truthful and non-deceptive; Advertisers must have evidence to back up ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Truth In Advertising - AgEBB
Do not rely upon this information for legal advice. See an attorney for legal counseling tailored to your specific situation and needs. As technology advances throughout the world, we as consumers of many products need to be aware of the laws protecting us from false advertising. From watching commercials on television to placing the latest order from direct response, we need to be informed. Whether it involves product demonstrations or product fulfillment, the government is working in our favor. The Federal Trade Commission, better known as the FTC, works to keep advertising honest. However, companies in many cases keep ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Google Answers: Federal Trade Commission - Truth in Advertising ...
In our opinion, a competitor of ours is making a false advertising statement about their product on their web site. This puts our product at a disadvantage in the marketplace. The offending company is a medium NASDAQ listed company. My questions is, how does one go about filing a complaint with the FTC about false advertising, how much does it cost (if anything) to start such an action, does FTC just investigate, or does the complaining entity have to get its own attorney's etc. A good answer would list prior actions taken by others in similar circumstances to see how they made out with this process. Dear ...
Google Answers: Truth in society
I am looking for material that illustrates the prolifferation of lies in society. Anecdotes, studies... One fruitful area might be truth in advertising. It has become so commonplace to lie in the name of commerce that the consumer isn't even fazed by it, quirks like 'New and Improved", if it's new it can't be improved, if it's improved it can't new... One way of illustrating the point would be to find people from other cultures who weren't brought up with Madison Ave deceptions, and see their reactions to those duplicities that strike us as normal. You seem to be assuming ...