Does this mean that affiliates can use pins to merchants best of products and employ an affiliate link?

The API also lets merchants show shoppers the most recent items on their sites that Pinterest users pinned, the most clicked-through pins on their sites and pins from specific search terms, such as “high heels.” The Pinterest content updates in real time. The social network says it will add more features over the next few weeks.
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