Fake TripAdvisor Jailed

The owner of a business that wrote fake TripAdvisor reviews has been jailed in Italy for nine months. The criminal court in Lecce found the unnamed man, who was also fined around $10,000, tried to sell more than 1,000 positive reviews to hundreds of businesses across Italy. TripAdvisor has praised the “landmark ruling,” and says businesses that paid for fake reviews have been hit with penalties. This is the first time such a case has resulted in jail time.

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