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Cîroc Ads By Diddy And Others Violate FTC Rules On Influencer Ads Once Again, An Advocacy Group Said

Influencers promoted the vodka without disclosing they were paid, according to Truth In Advertising.

Is Netflix Doing Product Placement In Its Latest Movies?

Royal Caribbean cruises and Subway sandwiches play a big part in the latest two Netflix movies. Are they ads?

It’s Easy To Scam Your Way Into Free Hotel Stays By Pretending To Be An Instagram Star

“We’d love to host you. Would you be able to guarantee a post on your feed as well as Stories?”

Was Kanye West Doing An Ad For Tesla?

"I really love my Tesla. I'm in the future. Thank you Elon."

If This Sculpture Made Out Of Soylent Is Real, I'm Leaving Earth

Was this poster about a guy who made a sculpture of his girlfriend out of Soylent for real?

Was Marc Jacobs' Chipotle Proposal An Ad?

The fashion designer proposed with a flash mob...inside a Chipotle. #Ad?

Is Nicki Minaj Doing An Ad For Mattresses Here?

After BuzzFeed News asked if this was an ad, Minaj deleted the caption on her Instagram.

Is Khloé Kardashian's Pregnancy Announcement #Sponsored?

Does she just happen to be wearing that Calvin Klein bra — or is it part of an upcoming ad campaign?

Snapchat Use Is Down 34% Among Top Influencers

Data on top influencers shows they’ve been posting less and less on Snapchat in the last six months.

Social Media Platforms’ In-App Ad Tools Aren’t Good Enough For The FTC

That “tag a Sponsor” thing on Facebook doesn’t cut it, according to the FTC.

21 Celebrities Just Got A Harsh Warning About Instagram Ads

21 celebrities just received serious letters warning them about undisclosed #sponsored posts.

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Is This An Ad? The Treasury Secretary's Wife's Instagram

Louise Linton tagged a bunch of luxury brands, and then got in a messy fight with a commenter.

Not Even The FTC Knows What Exactly #Spon Looks Like

The Federal Trade Commission recently went after 47 celebrities and brands for violating its rules on sponsored Instagrams. But many of them weren't even actually ads.

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

A consumer advocacy group wants the FTC to do something it has never done before — go after individuals for shady #spon.

Instagram Made A Feature To Disclose Celebrity #Sponsored Posts

"This is a first step in a journey," said Instagram.

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

According to a new report that looked at how many ads the top 50 Instagram celebrities do, and how many don’t actually say #ad.

Was This Tweet From Jesse Tyler Ferguson An Ad Or A Dad Joke?

I genuinely guessed wrong about this one.

Sorry, Celebs, Using #Sp On Instagram Ads Isn’t Gonna Cut It

The FTC just sent 90 letters to celebs and brands reminding them of the rules.

Is This Dog An Ad?

The mystery case of the viral dog and the brands.

Is This An Ad? Lin-Manuel Miranda's Interview For Morgan Stanley

The Hamilton star’s weird interview on an investment bank’s website has a backstory. Spoiler: good causes are involved.

Is This An Ad: DeRay Mckesson And Verizon

What happens when a tweet is not #sponsored, but your followers assume it is?

Was Mindy Kaling Paid To Post On Instagram About Mattresses?

Was the The Mindy Project star paid to post an Instagram about a mattress startup? We get to the bottom of it.

Was Jonathan Cheban Paid To Eat This Whopperito?

Why won’t Burger King admit whether or not it paid Kim Kardashian’s friend to Instagram about a burger?

Advocacy Group Files FTC Complaint Over Kardashians' Instagram Ads

The group Truth in Advertising has filed an official complaint saying members of the Kardashian/Jenner family engage in deceptive advertising practices on social media. If the FTC acts on the complaint, the sisters — or the company whose products they're selling — could be fined.

Is This An Ad? Beyoncé And Her Super Bowl Airbnb

Was she paid to post about the ultra-swanky rental she stayed at?

Is This An Ad? Amber Rose And The $700 Juicer

Is she shilling for juice, or juicing just for thrills?

Is This An Ad? Nick Jonas & Lyft Edition

What's the deal with his Instagram about taking a Lyft to the Hamptons?

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