incrediBILL - 11:47 pm on Nov 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
They should have just removed the links. It would have been the decent thing to do.
If Yelp has bad reviews or malicious reviews that put a restaurant out of business who's fault is that? The restaurant with the allegedly bad food, the poster on Yelp that wrote the review, Yelp for publishing the review or Google for indexing and displaying the review?
What about Rip Off Report? Lots of malicious stuff posted on ROR and nobody has been able to shut them down and many have tried and failed so what next, go after Google for indexing ROR?
This is just bad precedence for any site with search results.
Let me take it one step further as many sites use Google search on their site but allow web results to display so technically the site owner AND Google could be held accountable. Wait until someone figures that out and sues every website showing those libelous results.
Laugh now but when it comes around to bite you in tbe butt it won't be so funny.