Yelp is a place where people can go to bitch about restaurants, local businesses, and more. This week, Yelp became a place where people can go bitch about the government.
Yelp recently announced that it had partnered up with the federal government to let federal agencies and offices claim their Yelp pages, read, and respond to their reviews.
“We encourage Yelpers to review any of the thousands of agency field offices, TSA checkpoints, national parks, Social Security Administration offices, landmarks and other places already listed on Yelp if you have good or bad feedback to share about your experiences,” said Yelp’s Laurent Crenshaw.
“It’s clear Washington is eager to engage with people directly through social media,” she added.
Well, it appears those looking to make it to Washington are also eager to engage.
Republican Presidential hopeful and former HP head Carly Fiorina took the opportuntiy to review the TSA.
I’ll give you three guesses as to her rating, but you’ll only need one.
— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) August 18, 2015
But if you check the page, the review is no longer there. What happened?
Well, the likely culprit is that “Join us: carlyforpresident.com” plug. As Daily Dot notes, Yelp strictly prohibits that sort of self-promotion from regular users.
“[Users are not allowed to] promote a business or other commercial venture or event, or otherwise use the Site for commercial purposes, except in connection with a Business Account and as expressly permitted by Yelp,” read the site’s terms.
Guess we’ll have to wait for the second review.
Image via Carly Fiorina, Twitter