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Yelp’s Algorithm Discards 25% of User Review Submissions

– 1 day 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 @ 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 …

– 1 week ago @ thecrimson.com: Regular Yelp users may want to exercise caution next time they make a restaurant choice based on a handful of online reviews. A recent study by Harvard Business School assistant professor Michael Luca and Boston University assistant professor Giorgos …

– 3 days ago @ marketwatch.com: A New York investigation into phony online reviews led to hefty fines for 19 companies this week. But the problem of fake reviews is even worse than the New York cases suggest, experts say. Find that story and more, in today’s Personal Finance Daily.

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