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NY attorney general's office tries to trim the astroturf | All Over Albany

From the state attorney general’s office: Posing as the owner of a yogurt shop in Brooklyn, representatives from Attorney General Schneiderman’s office called the leading SEO companies in New York to request assistance in combating negative reviews on consumer-review websites. During these calls, representatives from some of these companies offered to write fake reviews of the yogurt shop and post them on cons
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NY Attorney General Settles With 19 Companies In Fake Review …

Little by little, the fake online review industry is cracking. Today, the New York Attorney General’s office announced a settlement with 19 companies that agreed to stop writing fake online reviews. They’ll also pay more than $350,000 in fines. The announcement marks the end of a year-long investigation that the AG’s office called “Operation Clean Turf.” The full list of 19 companies is available in the attorney general’s
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NY attorney general Schneiderman takes on 'astroturfed' online …

By The Christian Science MonitorTuesday, September 24, 2013 18:10 EDT Best yogurt ever! Fake online reviews targeted by N.Y. attorney general. (via The Christian Science Monitor) Those with a discerning ear for huckster-speak may have always suspected that some of the gushing praise for online products was probably posted by company partisans. It’s an online technique sometimes called “astroturfing,” or laying down fake…
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NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Targets Astroturfing: Fake …

We truly hate to be the ones to tell you this, but sometimes people say stuff on the Internet that is … not true. Take a moment to collect yourselves. Case in point: 19 companies were scolded and fined yesterday by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for so-called Astroturfing: the practice of posting fake reviews on sites like Yelp, Google Local, and CitySearch. According to the AG, the companies hire