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Scandal prompts FTC to crack down on social media influencers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled charges against individual social media influencers for the first time Thursday, setting a new precedent: influencers need to unambiguously disclose their connections to brands and companies they are promoting. Thursday's settlement specifically requires two YouTubers — Trevor "TmarTn" Martin and Thomas "Syndicate" Cassell — to clearly disclose relationships with brands they promote in the future.
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