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(CNN) --McDonald's isaccused of bribing hundreds of bloggers to write positive posts about the fast food chain.

The company has reportedly thrown parties and given free gifts to about 400 McDonalds-friendly bloggers.

McDonald's 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 so-called "mommy bloggers" for writing about its new "wholesome choices" program for its happy meals.

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