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Truth in Advertising

FCC's Broadband 'Nutrition Labels': You Will Eat More Fat, Sugar and Salt

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While the FCC has attempted to clean up the broadband bills -- and this is being touted as similar to a nutritional label for food -- at the end of the day it supplies nothing to fix the mess of the current billing, the deceptive practices, the addition of made up fees and additional expenses.

Walmart Needs To Be Held Accountable For Displacing American Jobs

Jess Levin | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Jess Levin

The time has come for Congress -- Republican and Democratic members alike -- to investigate why one multi-billion dollar company is having such a devastating impact on jobs and our trade deficits.

The Most Important Congressional Bill You Haven't Yet Heard Of

Bri Seeley | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Bri Seeley

The Truth in Advertising Act will need to be reintroduced in 2015. While the bill has a good amount of bi-partisan support, Matlins makes clear there is still much more to be done.

Truth in Advertising: A Lesson Learned from Ham Salad

Tricia Spencer | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Tricia Spencer

Until every advertiser and every retailer adheres to the whole-truth-and-nothing-but-the-truth part of "truth in advertising," it is infinitely wise to wear our "Buyer Beware" persona like a second skin.

Fast Food Ads Aren't Showing You The Whole Picture

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 06.17.2014 | Taste

Ever ordered a burger off the menu at McDonald's and noticed that the beautifully arranged double patty and cheese combo you were promised in the photos wasn't quite delivered on?

About Honesty in Women's Health...

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Fran Moreland Johns

A small victory for reproductive justice: Google recently removed deceptive "crisis pregnancy centers" ads that come up when users look for abortion services.

Mother's Day From Near and Far

Maryam Zar | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Maryam Zar

On the approach to Mother's Day, there's the frivolous smell of flowers in the air, the spur of reservations abound and the light giggle of moms antic...

Truth In Advertising and Misleading a Generation

Maryam Zar | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Maryam Zar

"Every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican d...

Why Photoshopping Is a Matter of Life and Death for Many Girls

Lori Day | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

Unless you live in cave, these ubiquitous photographs of the famished female form will negatively affect most kids to some degree. The popular narrative that says otherwise is wrong, and is not supported by research.

LOOK: Real Faces And Photoshop Don't Mix

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.10.2013 | Women

What would Photoshopped features look like on real faces? Even stranger than you may think, it turns out. Photographers Bruno Metra and Lauren...

Subway's Inch-Short Footlong Causes Facebook Fury

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.18.2013 | Home

He got it made at Subway -- and it didn't measure up. Australian Subway customer Matt Corby took a tape measure to the sandwich chain's vaunted Foo...

5-Hour Energy and 30-Second Deceit

Nathan Risinger | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Nathan Risinger

Advertisers frequently trade on the implicit trust we have in medical professionals to sell products for their clients. For example, an advertisement promoting the consumption of 5-Hour Energy has recently been running on television.

Weekly Pulse: 911 Is a Joke (Because It's Broke)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed New York City, most residents were blissfully unaware that th...

Proposed FCC Rules Will Put Glenn Beck on the Gold Standard

N. E. Marsden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
N. E. Marsden

Beck insists that his reporting is not biased. Does he tell viewers that coins may not be the best way to buy gold? That too much gold can sink a portfolio? That gold may be the next bubble?

From Mad Men to McCain

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

While consumer advertising has moved on, political advertising is caught in a curious time warp -- combining modern technology with the unfettered, unregulated ability to say down is up and the opponent hates puppies.