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Transparency is an Asset to Improve the Jury Selection Process in Los Angeles Courts

Rachel Ettlinger | Student Japanese citizens experienced their first-ever jury trial in which they could watch the proceedings unfold before their own eyes; in nineteenth-century England, using a jury was belittled as the English accused using peers of not being professional enough to hand down an appropriate verdict; today, in the United States, potential jurors will do whatever they can to get out of performing their civic duty of serving as a juror.

Globally the process of serving on a jury is seen as a privilege; so much so…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • May 30, 2018

Material connection!

Genevieve Gourdikian | Student As more and more businesses look to influencers to disseminate messages about brand awareness on Instagram, it is important that these marketers maintain transparent practices. The FTC is aware of the drawbacks of influencers failing to disclose sponsored content on their social media channels. Truth-in-advertising is essential in all media, especially in today's age as there is an increase of content. Therefore, the FTC has the authority to prevent fraudulent or deceptive advertising and influencers are subject to follow disclosure responsibilities under truth in advertising…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • May 23, 2018

#Repost #OverKill?

Kendall Howell | Student Often times, influencers on social media will re-post a brand's ad or Instagram picture; however, some believe that without a specific indicator the influencer's followers will not be able to determine whether the post is genuine content or an advertisement. Personally, I believe that it is clear that the re-post of the advertisement is clearly an advertisement, but I do agree that there should be some level of an indicator in order to clearly define a post as an advertisement.

From personal experience, I have…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • May 16, 2018

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