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Yelp Day Mess, Cont.

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2008_12_newsomyelp.jpgSan Francisco's mayor Gavin Newsom supposedly declared Yelp Day this week but then renegged. The reason it was nixed: Prop 8 fallout. After Yelp removed a series of negative reviews on businesses that supported Prop 8, Matthew Goudeau—director of the mayor's Office of Protocol and a "then-frequent user of Yelp"—expressed his dismay to Yelp overlord Jeremy Stoppelman, who replied that Yelp policy deletes reviews if the reviewer has never been to the establishment: "Stoppelman told Goudeau it was akin to somebody opposed to foie gras giving bad reviews to all restaurants that use the controversial pate, even if they'd never dined at the establishments." Agree or disagree? [CI via Eater SF]

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