If Publishers Fail to Self-Regulate Native Ads, FTC May Step In
Posted: 7/11/2013  |  By: Katy Bachman | AdWeek
BuzzFeed is famous for it, Facebook and Twitter embraced it, and The Atlantic got blasted for it. Native advertising may be all the rage, but if brands and publishers aren’t careful, it could trigger some regulatory repercussions, analysts say.

While ads masquerading as editorial content may be more effective than banners, they have the potential to confuse consumers.