FTC Publishes Final Guides Governing Endorsements, Testimonials (U.S.)

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    FTC.....
     
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    Thanks ronjor, this has been thrown around for a while now so it's good to see it in black and white. Even Google has been caught up in monetary endorsements and failing to disclose a few times along with many other Fortune 500 companies like Nike etc.

    It's going to be hard to enforce in many cases though, a few bucks or a free product under the table and who's going to know. I've done it a lot of times, been given a product for free to review but i've always mentioned that up front.

    IMHO it's a good law, there is too many BS reviews and testamonials online making it hard to believe anything but it's tricky to regulate.
     
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    Is this relevant to US citizen only, people in US or people using services/sites in US?
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