YouTube stars are blurring the lines between content and ads
The difference between regular and sponsored videos is often unclear.
Instagram gives social media influencers the benefit of the doubt
A new tool could make hidden ads more obvious -- if shills actually use it.
Engadget Podcast Ep 39: Rip Off
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FTC letters warn social media stars about advertising labels
Just tagging sponsored social media posts "#sp" isn't enough, according to the FTC.
FTC complaint blasts Disney, Google over child influencer videos
Watchdogs say they're profiting from freebie-laden videos targeting young viewers.
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