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FTC found violation of federal trade laws in some Instagram posts of celebrities

The Federal Trade Commission announced they found examining Instagram posts a group of social-media influencers who may be in violation of federal trade laws. This is a part of the FTC’s ongoing effort to unmask abstruse ads on social media. Posts that don’t disclose a working relationship between influencers and brands, or that include ambiguous language that is confusing to followers, are considered to be in violation.

Trump’s administration transmitted a clear signal that will not more accept the existing trade norms

The Trump administration on Saturday, at G-20 finance ministers meeting in Baden-Baden, rejected a statement from other leading economies that warned against the perils of trade protectionism, after German officials insisted to include in the meeting’s joint statement language stressing the importance of free trade and that it should be conducted in a “rules based” manner, following existing standards and agreements.

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