The FTC Is Attacking Dark Patterns but Missing the Biggest Abusers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is going after Amazon for allegedly using dark patterns to keep people subscribed to Amazon Prime, presumably against their wills. Dark patterns are “practices … that can trick or manipulate consumers into buying products or services or giving up their privacy,” according to an FTC report. The practices are effective but often unethical and, according to the FTC, sometimes illegal.

Read Dr. Jamison’s complete blog post at AEI.