In response to a Freedom of Information Act request made by The Wall Street Journal, the Federal Trade Commission has published (PDF) a letter stating that it has received more than 2,000 complaints filed against Yelp since 2008. An unnamed company spokesperson also told The Wall Street Journal that Yelp receives on average six subpoenas per month ordering the company to hand over information, sometimes about its anonymous reviewers.
Yelp did not immediately respond to questions from Ars.
Since the FTC’s publication of the FOIA letter, Yelp’s stock price has fallen more than 12 percent.
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