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In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance.
These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media are aware if the blogger or publisher is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. The readers need to know if the content publisher is making money by sharing a link or product.
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What about sponsored content?
I do not write sponsored posts. I want to provide authentic, un-biased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.
The bottom line is that I only recommend products I use myself or that I would recommend to family and friends.
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This Disclosure is adapted from BrainProTips.