FTC Says 'Jerk' Website Misled Consumers

In a five-to-zero vote, the Federal Trade Commission ruled that a website operated by Napster co-founder John Fanning had misled consumers. The site presented users with personal profiles of themselves labeled “Jerk” or “Not a Jerk,” purportedly posted by other users. In fact, information in the profiles was harvested from Facebook and the “jerk” labels were added by site personnel.