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Yelp, Member of the RFRA Misinformation Campaign, Allows Content Guidelines Violation

Yesterday, 2nd Vote listed the crowd-sourced business review site Yelp as an entity that had joined the corporate and media misinformation campaign regarding Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Today, liberal activists have desecrated the Yelp profile of Memories Pizza of Walkerton, Indiana after the restaurant’s owner voiced support for Indiana’s RFRA. In just hours, hundreds of insulting and disgusting reviews including pornographic pictures were posted to the Memories Pizza Yelp page.

2nd Vote’s research has found that Yelp’s Content Guidelines prohibit many of these posts:

  • Inappropriate content: Colorful language and imagery is fine, but there’s no need for threats, harassment, lewdness, hate speech, and other displays of bigotry.
  • Relevance: Please make sure your contributions are relevant and appropriate to the forum. For example, reviews aren’t the place for rants about a business’s employment practices, political ideologies, extraordinary circumstances, or other matters that don’t address the core of the consumer experience.

Does Yelp tacitly approve of these bullying tactics that the radical left is using to silence supporters of religious liberty?

2nd Vote believes that Yelp bears responsibility for throwing fuel on the fire of the massive misinformation campaign against RFRA laws. Companies like Yelp and Angie’s List and their liberal allies have proven that they are not willing to have a reasonable debate on marriage, discrimnation, equality and religious liberty. Instead, they engage dishonest rhetoric in the name of a political agenda.

UPDATE: Yelp has taken down some of the offensive images. But content that violates this language “reviews aren’t the place for rants about a business’s employment practices, political ideologies, extraordinary circumstances, or other matters that don’t address the core of the consumer experience” is still available on the Memories Pizza profile.

More to come on this story shortly.