Column: FTC should stay out of blog posts

04/10/2009 | iMedia Connection

Federal Trade Commission guidelines that would hold companies responsible for untruthful claims by some bloggers and social-network users would punish ordinary citizens, Tom Hespos writes. Although he notes that he understands that undisclosed corporate shilling is not a good thing, the result of the FTC guidelines might be that "we won't be able to turn to one another for product advice."

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