Newsroom: Archives

Newsroom: Archives

April 7, 2015

Child and consumer advocates urge Federal Trade Commission to investigate and bring action against Google

Washington, DC – Tuesday, April 7 – A coalition of prominent children’s and consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today requesting an investigation of Google, charging the company with unfair and deceptive practices in connection with its new YouTube Kids app. The complaint details a number of the app’s features that take advantage of children’s developmental vulnerabilities and violate long-standing media and advertising safeguards 

October 19, 2011

Consumer groups file FTC complaint against PepsiCo for ‘deceptive and unfair digital marketing practices’ targeting junk food to teens

Amid growing concern over the nation’s youth obesity epidemic, consumer and privacy groups are calling on the FTC to investigate PepsiCo and Frito-Lay for deceptive and unfair digital marketing practices. The practices under scrutiny include disguising marketing efforts as entertainment and using viral marketing techniques that violate the FTC’s endorsement guidelines.