20% Of Yelp Reviews Fake

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•39 Sep 26, 2013

Following a recent study that found that 20 percent of all reviews on Yelp are fake, the attorney general of New York announced it had fined 19 businesses for posting fraudulent positive reviews, which had been farmed out to phony reviewers in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Eastern Europe. What do you think?

  • “You mean that bistro on Lexington isn’t ‘good for eat food place’?”

    Fred Riordan –
    Kiln Firer

  • “When you read a sensitive, masterful portrait of a patty melt, it doesn’t matter if it’s true, just that the author made you feel it could be true.”

    Nora Roach –
    Sightseeing Guide

  • “I love Yelp! Great website, very friendly, would visit again.”

    Bill S. –
    Local Worker