FTC to regulate blogs

In one of the strangest things to come out of government, the Federal Trade Commission has announced it intends to monitor and police.....blogs. That's right--there is apparently nothing more dangerous than a blogger who might be getting paid a few bucks to write a product review. So the FTC is setting rules for full disclosure on when a blogger might be getting paid directly or indirectly for writing a product review.

Most bloggers blog because they like to write and want to share some knowledge or information with others. Very very few make much money from it. And the few "blogs" that are thinly disguised spam don't fool anyone. Expect to see First Amendment challenges to this, among other problems.

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