The Yelp Controversy

Are some of Yelp’s telemarketers pushing the idea of removing bad reviews for businesses that buy advertising on the site?

The story — most recently in the East Bay Express, but one that has made the rounds of Bay Area publications — is fraught with contradictions, and unfortunately there’s still no recording of one of these calls, but it’s certainly not helping the site’s profile. And this concludes Wonky Internet Nerd Controversy Week here at BuzzFeed.

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