The UK Is Cracking Down on Fake Online Reviews

March 8, 2016

Yelpers beware

Online reviews for restaurants and other businesses have become enormously influential, so of course there are plenty of people out there trying to game the system to make a buck. In the UK, the government is cracking down to make sure its citizens aren’t shelling out their hard-earned money under false pretenses, reports the International Business Times.

Following a recent investigation of an SEO and online marketing company that was revealed to have published hundreds of fake online reviews, the country’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is on a mission to stop fabricated reviews from being posted and to remove…