FTC Sues Google, iHeartMedia for Deceptive Ads

Radio personalities endorse Pixel 4 with false testimonials.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently joined several state attorneys general in filing lawsuits against Google LLC and iHeartMedia, Inc. The media company aired nearly 29,000 false endorsements between 2019 and 2020, featuring fabricated testimonials by their various radio personalities in the promotion of Google’s Pixel 4 phone.

“Google and iHeartMedia paid influencers to promote products they never used, showing a blatant disrespect for truth-in-advertising rules,” said Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Samuel Levine. “The FTC will not stop working with our partners in the states to crack down on deceptive ads and ensure firms that break the rules pay a price.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chair Lina Khan as she oversees the Federal Trade Commission.
  • For the judge(s) hearing the truth-in-advertising case.
  • For U.S. officials as they endeavor to protect American consumers.

Sources: Federal Trade Commission


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