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Yelp Says It Will Flag Businesses Accused of Racist Conduct

Oct. 9, 2020, 5:09 PM

Yelp Inc., the site for customer reviews on restaurants, entertainment and stores, will start flagging businesses accused of “overtly racist actions,” taking a step to address a national movement to recognize racial injustice in the U.S.

“We’ve seen in the last few months that there is a clear need to warn consumers about businesses associated with egregious, racially-charged actions to help people make more informed spending decisions,” said Noorie Malik, vice president of user operations, in a blog post Thursday.

Over the past few months, Yelp rolled out initiatives to help people find and support Black-owned businesses. Searches for ...

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