Yelp has been sued for demanding 'advertising purchases' in order to hide negative reviews. Many have noticed that positive reviews disappear and negative reviews get highlighted by Yelp, or people's negative reviews disappear and bogus positive reviews are pushed to the front, and many call the site a scam.
Yelp's Chief executive Jeremy Stoppelman donated overn $71,000 to Barack Obama. Big shocker there... Well now Yelp is forming a political action committee. And what are they lobbying for?
"In his official lobbying disclosure form, Crenshaw indicated that he would be lobbying on patent and copyright reform laws, as well as a potential bill blocking some defamation lawsuits." (thehill.com)
More power for Yelp to allegedly extort!