In every opening scene of Fargo Season 3, it says that:
This is a true story. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred."
However, as mentioned in several websites, the story is fictional. Is this not a false advertisement, which is supposed to be illegal? Many people might not be very attracted to the series if it was not advertised as
based on true stories and would not have paid to watch it.
So, is this totally fine? Are there no consequences? And, why is this not considered a false advertisement? Does the following example make sense?
This sausage is made from beef (that is why you buy it) while it is actually pork.
sounds the same as saying:
"the story in this movie is true" (that is why you buy it) while it is not?