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After Several Check Swings, FTC Hits Company Over Incentivizing Reviews

FTC Sanctions AmeriFreight for Touting Incentivized Reviews As reported most recently in FTC Declines to Take Action Over Yahoo! Astroturfing, the Federal Trade Commission had shown great reluctance to sanctions firms for violating the Endorsement Guidelines updated in 2009 to address social media.  In December, however, the FTC sanctioned Deutsch LA for using its employees to…

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Net Neutrality Timeline: How We Got Here

Net Neutrality Timeline With the Federal Communications Commission vote on the latest Net Neutrality proposal set for tomorrow, here is a timeline of how we got here. 1860 Congresses passes the Pacific Telegraph Act which guarantees “messages received . . .shall be impartially transmitted in the order of their reception. 2002 FCC rules cable broadband providers are…