I am building an online shop for selling products manufactured by others.

Should I use the original-source meta tag to give credit for the product (or product info) to the original manufacturer or is this tag intended to be used only for news ?

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I don't think it's ok.

It seems to be really related to Google News. And I don't think your content to be listed in Google News since it's an online shop.

In the presentation article, Google describe original-source meta tag as a metatag for Google News.

Also, regarding the help center article, it clearly identify these tags to highlight standout journalism on the web.

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