Tertiary education program

Social media and the ACL

Broadly, businesses may breach the ACL if they:

  • make false or misleading claims
  • know about and fail to remove false or misleading posts or public comments made by others
  • engage in unfair selling practices e.g. running a promotion offering a prize if there is no intention of providing it as offered
  • promote participation in a pyramid scheme
  • don’t show the total sum a consumer must pay if they purchase a good or service.