Is An FTC Retweet An Endorsement? Herbalife Shareholders Are Dying To Know
Update: the FTC was kind enough to promptly respond to our rhetorical inquiry:
— FTC (@FTC) March 5, 2014
So now you know.
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Retweets are not endorsements... but they really usually are. Which is the reason some are wondering just why did the FTC show a specific appreciation of this particular tweet sent out yesterday by a user who appears to have a bone to pick with Herbalife, Nu Skin and other alleged pyramid schemes:
#NCPW2014 Why have you not shut down pyramid schemes like Herbalife, Nu Skin and others? What is the FTC waiting for?
— AS (@ArbitrageIt) March 4, 2014
Seen here in the FTC's twitter stream, where incidentally there are virtually no other retweets:
So which is it: is the FTC proud of its lack of action on alleged pyramid schemes and decided to call attention to this tweet, or is it a hint that something bigger is coming in the stock that otherwise is quite irrelevant, if it weren't for the epic billionaire pissing match between Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman, which we be resolved either when HLF is LBOed and Ackman's biggest loss of all time gets even bigger, or when Icahn faces a loss of a few hundred million, which to him is nothing, but losing face to Ackman - everything?
Or was it merely a fat finger by the intern manning the FTC twitter account?
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