With product placement appearing across the Web, regulators can’t keep up with Web marketing

Even though the Federal Trade Commission plans to set rules for sponsored blog posts in the coming months, the regulatory commission—along with consumers—have in many ways failed to stay ahead of product placement on the Web. “Yet in many ways, the hypercommercialism of the Web is changing too quickly for consumers and regulators to keep up,” Pradnya Joshi wrote for The New York Times . “Product placements are landing on so-called status updates on Facebook, companies are sp…

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