In 1968 the FTC ruled that some claims of the number of transistors in radios were dishonest (FTC 414.6, 1968) and should be disallowed, at least unless the transistors were truly used as transistors, rather than diodes or just added to up the count without actually contributing the functioning of the radio. Several years ago, though I think within this century, I thought saw an article about this rule being rescinded or at least considered for scrapping. It was seen as simply no longer needed in an age of integrated circuits where transistors by the score are no big deal.
And now I can’t find any reference to that article at all. I was sure it had been on Slashdot. But neither DuckDuckGo nor Google can find it. This annoys me as I’d like to refer to it.