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Authorities Crack Down on Fake Yelp Reviews

– 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 …

– 1 day ago @ eater.com: New York has cracked down on fake Yelp reviews, and new research from Harvard Business School suggests that such vigilance might be necessary. According to a study (pdf) titled “Fake It Till You Make It,” nearly 16% of all Yelp restaurant reviews in …

– 2 days ago @ huffingtonpost.com: It’s not easy writing fake reviews. One company that posted bogus praise online for its clients told its writers to make their reviews seem authentic by using fewer superlatives, throwing in slang and improving their grammar, according to New York’s …

– 2 days ago @ newsfixnow.com: That’s what one Yelp user, Mark G., thought about the Ten Bells Tavern in Dallas. Mark G. wrote: ‘I…really wanted to like this place. But, frankly, it smells. Maybe if you sit outside you can`t smell the nastiness, but inside is gross. It smells like …

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