Members of the inexplicably lucrative Kardashian family have been engaging in deceptive advertising practices on Instagram, according to a complaint filed today with the FTC. BuzzFeed reported the story earlier, noting that the advocacy group Truth In Advertising, which filed the complaint, has been accusing the Kardashian/Jenner dynasty of pedaling products on their Instagram accounts without disclosing that posts are advertisements. The FTC has rules against that kind of thing, although it’s a pretty common practice among so-called influencers on all kinds of social-media sites, and it’s not always clear what constitutes disclosure.
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