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Hotels blackmailed with bad reviews

http://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-news/hotels-blackmailed-with-bad-reviews-1.1186307

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Coming soon, “Who is Who” at Trip Advisor

The Tallfies, the invisible hands of Trip Advisor and its staff.

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Here is an example of the kind of active role Trip Advisor plays in manipulating properties popularity indices

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2011/11/15/online-reviews-controversy-growing-amid-charges-of-fake-reviews-defamatory-comments/ /STAFF/Technology/DIGITAL LIFE Online reviews: Controversy growing amid charges of fake reviews, defamatory comments November 15, 2011. 7:48 am • Section: Digital Life, STAFF Recently I wrote a story about user-generated reviews and the growing controversy over the issue of fake reviews. In the … Continue reading

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Trip Advisor reviewer being sued???

http://tripadvisorwatch.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/tripadvisor-and-reviewer-sued-for-libel/ TripAdvisor Reviewer Sued for Libel Posted on May 16, 2010 by Phil at TA_Watch| 23 Comments Back in 2007, a certain Jonathan Nicholls stayed at a vacation centre calledGumbo Limbo, in Sarasota, Florida, USA.  He later posted a scathing review onTripAdvisor. Libellous Review on TripAdvisor? As … Continue reading

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What Trip Advisor really thinks about free speech and the truth

Look at how Trip Advisor views free speech and arguably  about getting the truth about Trip Advisor before making your travel plans, discussion silenced: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187070-i12-k3561440-T_A_Expedia_being_sued-France.html#25636135 Was reported in the Ottawa Citizen, link has been disappeared: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/travel/French+hoteliers+Expedia/2918899/story.html

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Trip Advisor-Expedia being sued in France

“Expedia has been ordered to pay a US $484,000 fine for “misleading marketing practices” following complaints from the French national union of hoteliers, Synhorcat.” http://www.tripadvisorcomplaints.com/news/expedia-sued-by-french-hoteliers/ http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/12557-hoteliers-fine-expedia-for-misleading-marketing/ The story below in case the link is broken: “The travel-booking site and its … Continue reading

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