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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:39 PM

Garden shed becomes top-rated London restaurant on TripAdvisor after site tricked by fake reviews

This is a pretty amazing story.

Kinda scary in an amusing way.

From the Telegraph:

A journalist tricked TripAdvisor into making his shed the top-rated restaurant in London, after he and his friends submitted fake reviews.

Oobah Butler, a writer for Vice, transformed his garden shed into a fake restaurant, by making a website and enlisting a photographer to take photographs of the "food" - close-ups of shaving foam, bleach and at one point, the author's foot- that "The Shed" apparently served.

Please see for more detail:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/06/garden-becomes-top-rated-london-restaurant-tripadvisor-site/

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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 07:22 PM

1. Yep, that's the fallacy of relying only upon one website for travel plans and/or your news..........

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