[–] jobes [OP] 7 points (+7|-0)

No way that showing a big red exclamation point and labeling the business as possibly racist could ever be abused, right guys?

[–] CDanger 1 points (+1|-0)

Cue the defamation lawsuits too. It's pretty pathetic that companies are supporting witch hunts, all in the name of being woke.

[–] Dii_Casses 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

It's not defamation. They aren't saying the business is racist. They're just saying it is accused of being racist.

Pedantic, yes, but the law thrives on such fine hair-splitting.

[–] CDanger 0 points (+0|-0)

"People have accused /u/Dii_Casses of being a racist pedophile."

IANAL but I don't think that necessarily protects them. Like with the above statement, recklessly publishing unsubstantiated and destructive gossip along with damages might be enough for a decent case. Going by memory, wasn't that what made Gawker bankrupt and shut down?

But that distinction might matter, and I'm sure they cleared it with their legal. If that's the case, how progressive of them, and what social responsibility to rely on legal hair-splitting!

[–] Justintoxicated 3 points (+3|-0)

Historically Yelp has manipulated what reviews are shown based on whether or not you've paid for Yelp advertising services. Most restaurants want nothing to do with Yelp because of their past business practices. This is only one more tool that will be used unscrupulously to hurt small business.

[–] jobes [OP] 4 points (+4|-0)

Yeah yelp has always been a PoS company. "Oh hey small restaurant. How have you enjoyed the free advertising we have given you by having a page for your restaurant on our site. If you don't pay the X fee, then we'll hide your top reviews and give you a lower overall rating!"

[–] Dii_Casses 2 points (+2|-0)

Social Credit scores, via the free market!

[–] jobes [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

That pesky Constitution prevents the government from doing it, so the Free Market came to the rescue!

[–] CDanger 1 points (+1|-0)

Military industrial complex--it's not just to war anymore! Thanks to big tech, big pharma, big oil, and big banks, the collusion, corruption, waste, and abuse of power you've come to expect in foreign policy are now part of the entangled corporate capitalism government machine.