Investigation Shows That FTC’s Reminder Letters Are Ineffective at Disclosing Paid Posts on Instagram

Investigation Shows That FTC’s Reminder Letters Are Ineffective at Disclosing Paid Posts on Instagram Groups to the FTC: Enforcement Action Needed to Change Influencer Behavior on Instagram WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite warning letters from the...

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A Consumer Group Is Asking The FTC To Investigate Celebs For Shady Instagram Ads

A Consumer Group Is Asking The FTC To Investigate Celebs For Shady Instagram Ads Buzzfeed Katie Notopoulos In March 2017, the Federal Trade Commission sent “educational” letters to 46 celebrities who it believed weren’t properly disclosing ads on...

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Instagram Made A Feature To Disclose Celebrity #Sponsored Posts

Instagram Made A Feature To Disclose Celebrity #Sponsored Posts Buzzfeed News Katie Notopoulos Today, Instagram launches a feature that will allow celebrities and “influencers” to make it more clear when they’re doing a post that is sponsored by...

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93% Of Top Celebrity Instagram Ads Aren’t Properly Disclosed

93% Of Top Celebrity Instagram Ads Aren’t Properly Disclosed Buzzfeed Katie Notopoulos Anyone who spends time on Instagram knows that celebrities are doing #ads, and also that there are lots of times a celebrity is clearly doing an ad but isn’t...

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Pepsi is putting Snapchat barcodes on millions of soda bottles

Pepsi is putting Snapchat barcodes on millions of soda bottles Digiday Tanya Dua Pepsi cans and bottles will double up as gateways to Snapchat this summer — literally. The soda maker is leaning heavily on Snapchat to promote its limited-edition...

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I’m an ex-Facebook exec: don’t believe what they tell you about ads

I’m an ex-Facebook exec: don’t believe what they tell you about ads The Guardian Antonio Garcia-Martinez For two years I was charged with turning Facebook data into money, by any legal means. If you browse the internet or buy items in...

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Facebook research targeted insecure youth, leaked documents show

Facebook research targeted insecure youth, leaked documents show Independent Rachael Pells Facebook has come under fire after leaked documents revealed the social media site has been targeting potentially vulnerable children. The allegations...

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