Disclosures

Full Disclosure and Fake News Policy

Please Read this Full Complete Disclosure


Editors and Writers

All editors and writers contributing content on Veterans News Report (VNR) are 100% fully independent.  Editors and writers are NOT employees or contractors. They receive NO salary or fee  for their content.  They control all their content.  VNR does NOT censor.  In other words, the copyright for all editors and writers content is owned by them and NOT VNR.

VNR make NO ownership claims on content and maintains NO control over editors and writers time, hours, and efforts.  We do not  NOT sponsor writers travel and content generation.  Content belongs to the writers and editors exclusively; plain and simple!

We have always invited new up and coming proven writers to contribute. Over the years, there have been over 100 writers who have contributed.  Some just a few stories and some have posted in the hundreds.  The writers roster changes periodically depending on who’s active, what area of expertise they are covering and the current events shaping our country and the world.

Media Partners

VNR has NO official, unofficial  or contracted media partners and takes NO monies from any outside media sources, governments, or sponsors.

VNR is truly 100% independent and privately American owned by Success Spear LLC. There is NO other media, corporate or government sponsor.

However, many independent editors and writers who post on VNR do maintain other media relationships in the USA and around the world.  Many editors and writers post their content on other media elsewhere and engage in professional relationships outside of VNR.  We do NOT and cannot legally control those relationships.  Those relationships are entirely owned and controlled by the independent editors and writers individually.

So when posting from other media or relating from other media, editors and writers are required to source their information so that readers are fully aware from where it originates.

Revenue:  Impact on Integrity and Content

VNR is funded by advertising and small reader donations; plain and simple!

We have NO corporate policy board and no investors.  There is no corporation, government, group or person who can impact the existence or content of VNR.  Plain and Simple!

Sourcing Articles

All editors and writers are required to source their articles properly.  It is mandatory.  Readers must know where data and information is coming from.  So If you suspect an article is NOT properly sourced, contact us immediately.

Fake News Policy

Opinion and Advocacy Journalism is where we reside online in the 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.  The goal and intent is to make our disposition super clear to all readers.  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.