May 31st, 2017
In April 2017, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Micro-Star International Co. and MSI Computer Corp. for allegedly misleadingly marketing that consumers can upgrade the graphics card in the GT 72 and 80 series of gaming laptops from NVIDIA GTX 970 and 980 GPUs to later generations of the NVIDIA GPUs – such as the
September 16th, 2020
Class-action trend likens purchasing loot boxes in video games to pulling a lever on a slot machine.
January 16th, 2020
The largest retailer in the world isn’t just turning a blind eye to the deceptive marketing of these products.
September 5th, 2019
Odds are you being good at trivia is not enough if you want to pay off your student loan debt with this app.
August 28th, 2019
In order to establish the age of Ryan ToysReview’s target audience, TINA.org conducted an appraisal of every video published on the YouTube channel between January 1 and July 31, 2019, which revealed that 92 percent promote at least one product or television/YouTube program that is appropriate for – and targeted at – children under the
December 19th, 2018
Where do these original prices come from?
June 13th, 2018
June 2018: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 18-cv-3369, N. D. CA.) May 2018: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against the manufacturers and marketers of the ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS and GL502VSK laptops. Specifically, plaintiffs claim that the companies misleadingly market the laptops as portable laptops with graphics processors that
January 3rd, 2018
“Significant imported content” means computers can’t be marketed as “Built in the USA.”
October 17th, 2017
TINA.org hits the road to keep current on marketing trends and promote truthful advertising.
September 25th, 2017
From ambiguous hashtags to delaying disclosure, the family continues to spurn federal endorsement guidelines.
June 14th, 2017
See the FTC’s track record when it comes to social media influencer cases.
October 4th, 2016
The sky is not the limit for this overhyped game, consumers complain.
July 21st, 2016
Health care app makes changes to data collection disclosures following self-regulatory review.
July 20th, 2016
Self-regulatory body says children’s game ran afoul of a mobile guidance regarding data collection.
April 5th, 2016
TINA.org investigation delves into claims by Idaho-based MLM.
September 3rd, 2015
Look for disclosures when reading or watching reviews online. The pitch could be a paid endorsement.
September 1st, 2015
TINA.org’s analysis of the marketing and advertising claims on the websites included in this database was conducted between July-August 2015 following a routine Google search for e-cigarette companies. Highlights are added for emphasis. The list of criteria TINA.org used to note questionable claims can be found here. Company Name Health Cheaper Smoke Anywhere E-liquid (Kids)
March 24th, 2015
Live long and you might (emphasis on might) prosper from this gaming site’s deposit bonus.
December 2nd, 2014
Reader says commercial falsely advertises Grand Theft Auto Five as a game exclusive to PS4.
November 26th, 2014
Handheld gaming console failed to deliver the “game changing” technologies promised in advertising.