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16% of Yelp Restaurant Reviews Are Fake, Study Says

– 17 hours ago @ dailyfinance.com: The report by assistant professors at Harvard Business School and Boston University — Fake It Till You Make It: Reputation, Competition, and Yelp Review Fraud — claims that roughly one in every five reviews on the site is fraudulent. Yelp has …

– 1 day ago @ webpronews.com: This week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that nineteen companies agreed to stop writing fake Yelp reviews and pay over $350,000 of fines. “Consumers rely on reviews from their peers to make daily purchasing decisions on anything …

– 2 days ago @ businessinsider.com: Sure, the people might be real, but apparently one-fifth of all the reviews are big, fat phonies. The number of fake reviews on Yelp rose to 20% in 2013 from only 5% in 2006, according to a new report out of Harvard Business School. The study, which we …

– 4 days ago @ businessinsider.com: By 2014, one out of every ten online product reviews will be “fake,” posted by people who have been secretly paid to write them, says market research firm Gartner. It’s called “astroturfing” and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has …

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