Advertising Rules and Social Media: Back to the Future?

, Texas Lawyer

The Advertising Review Committee of the State Bar of Texas recently revised Internal Interpretive Comment 17, one of many comments issued to assist the Advertising Review Department in determining whether specific communications comply with Part VII of the Disciplinary Rules. According to the State Bar website, the new version "addresses issues with different kinds of Internet-based advertisements, from websites and social media websites to web-based display ads and blogs." The committee has thus alleviated the concerns of the social media-wary — or has it?

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