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‘Operation Clean Turf’ and the War on Fake Yelp Reviews

– 3 days ago @ businessweek.com: On Sept. 23, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that officials had busted 19 companies after a year-long undercover investigation of criminal practices. What were these companies doing? They were writing or commissioning …

– 5 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 …

– 5 days ago @ arstechnica.com: Nineteen companies have “agreed to cease their practice of writing fake online reviews for businesses and to pay more than $350,000 in penalties” after being caught posing as real consumers on sites such as Yelp, Google Local, and CitySearch, New York …

– 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 …

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