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Yelp is planning to brand businesses that receive negative attention and allegations of racist discrimination with a warning label on its platform, which hosts crowdsourced reviews of businesses, restaurants and other venues.
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Called a “Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert,” the warning will be represented by an icon consisting of a white exclamation mark inside a scarlet red circle.
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“As the nation reckons with issues of systemic racism, 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,” wrote Noorie Malik, Yelp vice president of operations, on the company’s blog. “Now, when a business gains public attention for reports of racist conduct, such as using racist language or symbols, Yelp will place a new Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert on their Yelp page to inform users, along with a link to a news article where they can learn more about the incident.” (Read more)