Links to Professional Resources

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1. Federal Trade Commission

This is the website of the primary regulator of advertising in the U.S. It includes links to news and the history of the FTC. The site also contains a search mechanism.

Follow on Twitter: @FTC

2. Federal Trade Commission: The FTC’s Endorsement Guides

This is the webpage within the FTC site for FAQs regarding the FTC endorsement guides. It explains how the rules apply to social media influencers.

Follow on Twitter: @FTC

3. Exploring Constitutional Conflicts: Government Regulation of Commercial Speech

This website provides an overview of commercial speech. Internal links give the reader U.S. Supreme Court opinions in some of the major commercial speech cases in history.

4. The FDA and Commercial Speech Protections

This is another website that provides an overview of commercial speech, but this one is specific to the Food and Drug Administration and the extent to which that federal agency is involved in the regulation of advertising.

Follow on Twitter: @US_FDA

5. Federal Trade Commission: Bureau of Consumer Protection

This division of the Federal Trade Commission enforces federal truth-in-advertising laws.

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6. The FDA’s Enforcement Action Plan for Promotion and Advertising Restrictions

This plan details how the Food and Drug Administration implements the authority Congress granted it through the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Follow on Twitter: @US_FDA