False advertising or deceptive advertising is the use of false or misleading statements in advertising. As advertising has the potential to persuade people into 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.
Why hasn't the TEA Party been charged with violating the truth in labelling laws?