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    The class action lawsuits against Yelp threatens their protection under the safe harbor provision the CDA’s section 230. That is the law which protects websites which allow others to express opinions on pages which the site doesn’t actively manage or hold liability for.

    If they were to loose this, they’d be subject to endless defamation actions.

    I wrote a little about this when the class actions suits began at: http://usefularts.us/2010/02/26/yelp-lawsuit-extortion/

    Its another good reason for advertising and editorial to be separated by more than a paper wall.