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FTC Settles Complaint Against ‘Let’s Play’ YouTube Stars, Sends Warning Letters To Other Influencers And Demands Responses

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced Thursday they have reached a proposed settlement of charges against two popular YouTubers, Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell, for failure to properly disclose ownership interests in the online gambling service CSGO Lotto following endorsements made in a series YouTube videos and tweets. This is the first time the FTC has taken action against individual social media influencers and serves as a very public example of what can happen when influencers share sponsored content on social platforms without proper disclosures.
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