Does Yelp Have The ‘Most Trusted Reviews’? A Court Wants To Know More

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By: Eric Goldman

Few online algorithms generate as much criticism as Yelp’s algorithm for filtering its users’ reviews, but Yelp has so far successfully avoided a serious legal challenge to its filter. Last week, a California appellate court green-lighted a lawsuit over how Yelp publicly describes its user reviews. This means a judge may look more closely into the prevalence of fake reviews on Yelp and the operation of Yelp’s filtering algorithm.

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