20 Apr '11, 4pm

FTC Targets Acai Berry Fake News Sites: "Acai Berry EXPOSED – Health Reporter Discovers the Shocking Truth." If

FTC Targets Acai Berry Fake News Sites: "Acai Berry EXPOSED – Health Reporter Discovers the Shocking Truth." If

"Acai Berry EXPOSED – Health Reporter Discovers the Shocking Truth." If you've spent any time online, chances are you've seen these ads disguised as news stories. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has, and is taking steps to put a stop to what it calls deceptive advertising. The FTC wants six federal courts to stop ten operations from using fake news websites to push acai berry weight-loss products, asking the court to freeze the operations' assets pending trial. The websites in question are made to look as though they are news-gathering organizations when they are only advertisements for acai berry weight-loss products. With key phrases like "News 6 News Alerts," or "Health News Health Alerts," the sites include names and logos of legitimate news organizations, claiming that the "news" reports have been seen on those networks. In an FTC press release , David Vladeck, Dir...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/ftc-target...

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care2.com 21 Apr '11, 9pm

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