Court Rules: YELP Critics Must Be Identified

In a decision that could reshape rules for online consumer reviews of products and businesses, a Virginia court has ruled that Yelp critics must be identified. The court found that critic comments are not protected First Amendment opinions if the Yelp users were not customers and thus making false claims.


This decision could curtail peer reviewed sites such as Yelp offering anonymous reviews on their site. Do you find this to be fair and reasonable? Let us know!

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