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Users who have posted negative comments on the online review site Yelp must be identified, a US court has ordered.
The case involved the owner of a carpet-cleaning business who told the court bad reviews written about his company were not from real customers.
The court said anonymous users were not protected by the First Amendment, which allows free speech, if the review "is based on a false statement".U.S. Court Order Yelp To Reveal Identities of Anonymous Critics [bbc.co.uk]