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McDonald's accused of bribing bloggers

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UNITED STATES -- Fast-food giant McDonald's is accused of bribing hundreds of bloggers to write positive posts about their restaurants. The company has reportedly thrown parties and given free gifts to about 400 McDonald’s-friendly bloggers.

The company reportedly flew 15 bloggers to its Illinois headquarters last year, putting them up in a fancy Chicago hotel and giving them a tour of the facilities.

Last year, the company compensated "mommy bloggers" for writing about its new "wholesome choices" program for its Happy Meals. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP