Oobah Butler knew it was wrong to write fake online reviews for restaurants where he had never dined. Fake reviews have led to legal consequences. Sites like Yelp and Tripadvisor say false reviews represent a tiny percentage of the overall posts that make it online. The Federal Trade Commission, which is looking into strengthening penalties against companies that solicit and sell fake reviews, also sent a representative, Ms. Foley said. The post Five Stars, Zero Clue: Fighting the ‘Scourge’ of Fake Online Reviews appeared first on New York Times.