October 9, 2020 |
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Yelp is adding alerts to its review pages of businesses accused of “overtly racist actions,” the company announced Thursday.
When a business receives an uptick in reports of discrimination, the crowd-sourced platform will place a label on that Yelp page. This alert, said the company, will caution people about businesses that may not be welcoming of them.
“At Yelp, we value diversity, inclusion and belonging, both internally and on our platform, which means we have a zero tolerance policy to racism,” said Noorie Malik, the company’s vice president of operations, in a statement. “We know these values are important to our users and now more than ever, consumers are increasingly conscious of the types of businesses they patronize and support.”
The change comes amid a racial reckoning in the U.S. in the wake of the violent deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, Breonna Taylor during a Louisville police
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