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TripAdvisor fined EUR 500,000 by Italian antitrust watchdog

Tuesday 23 December 2014 | 09:49 CET | News
Italy's antitrust and competition authority has fined the website TripAdvisor a total of EUR 500,000 for failing to control false reviews. The decision came after numerous complaints of improper business practices were filed by hoteliers' association Federalberghi, the country's consumer protection agency as well as a number of Italian consumers. The regulator said in a statement that TripAdvisor had presented the reviews as "authentic and genuine" without taking measures to avoid contributors publishing false opinions. The misleading commercial practice had been in place since September

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Companies: TripAdvisor
Countries: Italy
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