United States of America: FTC request to social media and video streaming platforms regarding measures to address advertising for fraudulent products and scams

Progress

Current status
in force
30 Apr 2023 in force
16 Mar 2023 adopted

Scope

Implementers
United States of America
Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Fair marketing and advertising practice requirement
Regulated Economic Activity
platform intermediary: user-generated content
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
consumer protection authority
Implementation Level
national

Timeline of events

30 Apr 2023
in force

Implemented FTC request to social media and video streaming platforms regarding measures to address advertising of fraudulent products and scams

On 30 April 2023, the deadline for the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s request for information to eight social media and video streaming platforms regarding measures to address advertising of fraudulent products and scams is implemented. Compani…

Source
Event type investigation
Action type implementation
Government branch executive
Government body consumer protection authority
16 Mar 2023
adopted

Issued FTC request to social media and video streaming platforms on measures to address advertising for fraudulent products and scams

On 16 March 2023, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requested eight social media and video streaming platforms for information regarding measures to address advertising of fraudulent products and scams within 45 days. Companies were requested to…

Source
Event type investigation
Action type adoption
Government branch executive
Government body consumer protection authority