• 07.20.17

    Twitter Working to Limit Fake Stories, Accounts

    In an effort to combat fake accounts, false stories and other abuses, Twitter is considering the use of a new feature to let users flag Tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information, according to news reports.

  • 07.13.17

    NAD Considers Grocery Store Claims, Including Jurisdiction Question

    A grocery store chain should discontinue comparative pricing claims, the National Advertising Division recommended in a new decision, finding the accompanying disclosures to be too vague and nonspecific.

  • 07.07.17

    Court Rules That ADA Applies to Website

    In what is believed to be the first court to hold a trial on the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to a retailer’s website, a federal court judge in Florida ruled that Winn-Dixie supermarkets can be liable under the federal statute for operating an inaccessible site.

  • 06.29.17

    Full Disclosure: Instagram to Help Influencers With Compliance

    On the heels of dozens of letters sent by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to influencers and marketers, cautioning them to make appropriate disclosures on social media, Instagram announced that it will make the disclosure process easier for its users.

  • 06.22.17

    Website, Mobile App Get Changes Thanks to CARU

    A new decision from the Children’s Advertising Review Unit demonstrates the self-regulatory body’s efforts to work with a mobile application and website operator to ensure it complies with CARU’s guidelines and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

  • 06.15.17

    FTC Jumps on Trampoline Marketing

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) bounced purportedly misleading trampoline marketing claims in a new administrative consent order.

  • 06.08.17

    BART’s App Crashes Into Privacy Suit

    San Francisco’s mass transit organization crashed into a class action in which the plaintiff alleged that its mobile app has been illegally collecting personal information from users.

  • 06.01.17

    Recipients of FTC Influencer Letters Revealed

    The Federal Trade Commission took on some big-name celebrities and companies when it sent warning letters to influencers and marketers about the need to comply with the agency's guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials on social networking sites.

  • 05.25.17

    NAD Watches Paint Dry, Sides With Advertiser

    The Sherwin-Williams Co. does not need to change the name of its “CoverMaxx” spray paints, the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau said after determining that the advertising challenged by competitor Rust-Oleum Corp. did not communicate a message of superior ...

  • 05.18.17

    FTC Emphasizes Disclosures in Letters to Influencers, Marketers

    Influencers and marketers must clearly disclose their relationships, the Federal Trade Commission reiterated in more than 90 letters sent by the agency after it reviewed social media posts by celebrities, athletes and other influencers.