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US FTC authorizes inquiries into small business credit reports, advertising practices of social media companies

By Madeline Hughes
  • 16 Mar 2023 21:50
  • 16 Mar 2023 21:50
The US Federal Trade Commission voted today to launch inquiries into social media platforms' practices concerning deceptive advertising and into credit reporting agencies' treatment of small business credit reports.

Both inquiries are broad in nature, but Chair Lina Khan and Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter said they hope the 6(b) investigations will shed light on

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Madeline Hughes


Madeline is a data privacy and security reporter based in Washington, DC. She got her start in journalism in local news, covering anything and everything in Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts before coming to DC to report on tech.

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