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The FTC busted a beauty brand's fake online review scheme. The company was making employees post reviews. Jump in to learn what not to do.Read »
Is it OK to use celebrity's images in affiliate marketing material without permission? The FTC says No, and now two stars are suing over the practice.Read »
The Federal Trade Commission censured an app company for disregarding various privacy guidelines and safeguards. Its a cautionary tale.Read »
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Match.com for allegedly ignoring bots and scammers that seduced people into paid subscriptions and other scams.Read »
TINA, a marketing watchdog group, sent a letter to the FTC complaining about YouTuber Ryan's Toy Review. Learn why and how to avoid the same fate.Read »
The majority of brands now work with social media influencers to promote products. But many of those companies aren't legally covering themselves.Read »
Billy McFarland may be in jail, but the Fyre Festival debacle isn't over. Trustees filed lawsuits against influencers to claw back some of the money.Read »
After the 16-month investigation, the FTC and Facebook have reached a $5-billion-dollar deal. Interestingly, the FTC decided not to blame Zuckerberg.Read »
Is it illegal to buy fake likes? The answer now is "yes," and Facebook is suing a company for engaging in the practice. Click for "like" legalities.Read »