Upon purchasing a product, many consumers will sign contracts that contain gag clauses in the fine print.
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Companies have increasingly been using hidden gag clauses, in which customers unwittingly sign away their rights to post online reviews after purchasing a product.
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Michael Sean Gallagher
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