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Help STOP defamation of Small Business from false internet ratings and reviews!

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Negative false ratings and reviews hurt small business. It is a form of bullying. Google Review and Facebook need to be fair to allow false reviews and ratings to be removed. These businesses can be a family's livelihood. Genuine feedback that is honest is welcome. Lies should be able to be removed immediately and easily. At the moment many aspects of sites which allow ratings do not ask a person placing comments their actual relationship with that business (e.g. Purchased one item from that store), a person who has not even had any real contact with that business can post. There is no requirement for validating you had used that business to purchase items or used that service (e.g. Request evidence of receipt of item in question). It is too easy for bullies/trolls to create false reviews. Also, the business owner cannot easily remove or hide a defamatory fake review, without going through a protracted process, the outcome of which is not determined by the business owner. We ask for more transparency and accountability required of people/web pages before they are allowed to publish a rating or review/comment about a business. 

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