We are all very aware of the rights of a consumer or a client or a particular service user and how such consumers are free to share their opinions on the relevant business page's website, google page or social media page for the world to see.
This petition is aimed at creating more awareness to remove spammers, competitors and non-credible reviewers who either have misleading, untrue or business sabotaging reviews and are free to post anything on for example on a Google business page for all we know they may have never used that service or bought that product.
In a world where there is so much transparency required on the part of the business or service provider - why not the consumer or client who is writing a certain review on the relevant businesses's page. Anyone is able to create a fake name and identity and post anything they like which affects the business in the long run. It is not fair on those working hard to maintain a reputation.
We want Google and social Media pages such as Facebook to create a filtering mechanism which requires reviewers to use their legal names, preferably the date of service or purchase and prove that the review that they are providing publicly(especially negative ones) about a business or service is actually genuine. This may somewhat be defamatory in nature but because of so much emphasis on consumer rights, such people are able to get away with saying anything anywhere.
It is not fair on any business or service provider large or small who are working hard to meet consumer expectations to have some random 'keyboard warrior' with fake or undisclosed identity to have the privilege to write bad review without any credibility or proof of having used that business's service or product.
This petition is also aimed to create more awareness on the consumer's part when reading such reviews and considering whether to use a service or buy a product.