The First American Fried Chicken restaurant in Elizabeth, N.J., saw its Yelp reviews plummet after the owner's son Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested as a suspect in last weekend's bombings in New York and New Jersey.
Yelp users, who flock to the platform known for its reviews and recommendations, should be on the lookout for astroturfing — the creation of fake reviews to make a business look more popular.
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A health inspection grade is posted outside a Manhattan eatery. In several cities, Yelp users can now find out how a restaurant scored on its health inspection well before they walk through the door.
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A sting operation involving a Brooklyn yogurt shop was part of an investigation by New York's attorney general that found companies had flooded ratings websites with fake consumer reviews.