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Yelp says quarter of reviews ‘fake’

– 1 week ago @ searchenginewatch.com: yelp-logo Review site Yelp is no stranger to the court system; it has been sued many times by disgruntled small business owners upset over its business practices and authenticity of reviews. However, in an unusual turn of events, Yelp is the claimant …

– 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 …

– 3 days ago @ consumerist.com: New York’s Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman offered up a doozy of an accomplishment yesterday, revealing that 19 companies had agreed to pay fines for writing fake online reviews for their businesses, and will be shelling out more than $350,000 in …

– 1 day ago @ nj.com: Trust Yelp for honest reviews of restaurants? You might want to re-think that. A Harvard study, according to The Daily Meal, found that 16 percent of reviews on the popular online review site are fake. The study analyzed every Yelp review of Boston …

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