Full Disclosure, Fake News Policy and Legal Notice

Visitors to Our Sites, Please Read this Full Complete Disclosure


Fake News Policy

Opinion and Advocacy Journalism is where we reside online in the alternative media space.

So to be more clear, we are NOT pure news and un-opinionated journalism.  In fact, Opinion Journalism makes no claim of objectivity. Although distinguished from Advocacy Journalism in several ways, both forms feature a subjective viewpoint, usually with some social or political purpose. Common examples include newspaper columns, editorials, op-eds, editorial cartoons, and punditry.

We are all the above. Thus we make it super clear to our readers at the bottom of every article via a Disclosure Box in big bold RED FONT that is hard to miss and has links to this full disclosure page for those that want and need to read the full disclosure.  We do this because we want our readers informed and properly positioned to read our content with 100% eyes wide-open.

Here’s an example of the Disclosure Box;

More, we actually encourage our truly 100% independent writers to exercise their free will and express their opinions on the facts.  And when facts presented are incorrect, we do our very best to immediately correct and cite sources. In this way, we make it clear that we reject Fake News but reserve the right to express our opinion on the facts so that readers can get intelligent points of view from experts in their fields.

Furthermore, we encourage all visitors to be truly objective and get all sides of the story before before making any opinion and engaging in intelligent discourse. In pursuit of such an objective noble aim, we strongly advise all visitors to fact check from other notable reliable sources and even go to opposing point of view sites to get different opinions. Then form their own fully educated objective opinions and judgments.

It is in this ethos of fact checking and seeing all sides that, together, we can avoid the Fake News pitfalls that are gripping our global community.

So to expand, because our writers are truly 100% independent and only represent their sources and points of view, we CANNOT guarantee all information in their posts is 100% accurate or that their opinions are anti-septic.  So question it, fact check it and don’t believe everything you read.  Check it all out from other sources and listen to many points of view. Then come in and get involved in the discourse armed with facts and objectivity afforded only to those who see and understand all sides of the issues.

In other words, use common sense; always double and triple check from other sources.

Oh and one more thing!

If a post is satirical in nature, then it is very important the visitor accept it as such and NOT try to make it out to be some sort of factual news fact post. Satire is satire and, from time to time, our writers may choose to post satire.  So just be fully informed, aware, and involved.

Ethics and Values

Our open independent sites stand for justice, equality, truth, and the USA and does NOT stand for racism including but NOT limited to racism by color, ethnicity, cultural identity, sexual identity, or creed. We aim to stand up for U.S. Veterans and our fellow man worldwide. We encourage success for our independent writers, independent editors, readers, columnists, advertisers, affiliates, and partners who value our site and stand up for equality, freedom, liberty, truth, and the pursuit of justice for all whilst standing up against oppression and racism always.

Content Integrity and Copyright

Our sites are open source for independent writers. Editors and writers are 100% independent. They are NOT paid employees or contractors. They are 100% independent and post because they care about the issues. They own of their work and thus, copyright for each article belongs to that respective writer and NOT Veterans Today Network (VTN). Plain and Simple!

So be clearly advised the views expressed on articles are of the author exclusively and not necessarily the views of this site, this sites’ authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners, technicians or the Veterans Today Network (VTN). and its assigns. Some content may be satirical in nature.

Legal Responsibility

As part of the privilege of posting on Veterans Today Network (VTN), writers agree to take full responsibility 100% for all content they post. In lieu, Veterans Today Network (VTN) has no legal liability relating to content or images. Thus any legal issues on images or content must be taken up with the author directly.

All images posted within an article is the responsibility of the author and NOT the responsibility of the Veterans Today Network (VTN) . In other words, authors upload and use images that they are responsible for and have received legal approvals.

Report Copyright Violations

It is our policy NOT to publish any copyrighted material.  Period!  However, if such an event occurs without the knowledge of Veterans Today Network (VTN), said material will be immediately removed upon written notice. If you feel that your copyrighted material appears on this web site without your permission, please send your request to remove by submitting a support ticket.

Reprint or Re-post Permissions

You must get permission from the author directly to re-post any article. If they give expressed permission, we ask that you link back to the original article.

Report Ethical Violations

If you feel that an article or comment presented on site violates our ethics and values and presents harm to the readership, please report; submit a support ticket.

Your mail will be sent to our management and forwarded to the appropriate site Editorial Board for review. Please be specific in your report and include the URL address, title of article or comment and any other information that you would think helpful for a review. The board will take action and respond back to you.

Privacy

We do NOT sell any information harvested on our site. In fact the only time we get the info on readers is when comments are posted and we only do that to prevent spammers from posting garbage porn and gambling site URLs, getting free authority link backs. Anyway, we are able to learn the IP address from comment posters so we can ID where they are when they posted. Any other information provided is purely by consent of the poster.

Minors

In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, no one under 13 years of age can use our web sites. If you are a minor between the ages of 13 and 18, you may use our Site only in conjunction with your parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult.

Links

When you click on links within any one of our sites and go to another non-VTN site, be aware our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on web sites that have a link to our sites or any links contained in a linked site, is subject to that web site’s own rules and policies.

VTN is NOT responsible for the privacy practices employed by these sites, nor the information or content contained therein. We provide these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by our sites of the site. Please read over the rules and policies of these sites before proceeding. If you have concerns about any site that is linked on our site, please contact us.

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