Google Maps and Tripadvisor nix war news in reviews


Tripadvisor was blocking reviews for restaurants, hotels, or other venues if the commentary focuses on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rather than an experience with a business. — Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO: Google on March 3 said it has stopped allowing reviews to be added to its online Maps service in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine to prevent them from being used for war news.

Travel platform Tripadvisor, meanwhile, was blocking reviews for restaurants, hotels, or other venues if the commentary focuses on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rather than an experience with a business.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month
RM5/month

Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

TripAdvisor , Google Maps , Ukraine

   

Next In Tech News

Semiconductor equipment maker ASML ships second 'High NA' EUV machine
Netflix subscriber growth in focus as gains from password-sharing crackdown seen easing
Exclusive-TikTok quizzed by EU on TikTok Lite launch in France, Spain
China’s thirsty data centres, AI industry could use more water than size of South Korea’s population by 2030, report warns
Couple duped in ‘very unusual’ gold bar scam loses over RM550,000, US cops say
Attractive China farm worker, 26, becomes Internet sensation after quitting office job to work with animals
Humble China street vendor makes sacrifices to support academically gifted daughters who gain PhD and master’s degree, goes viral
Women in tech, AI in focus as Web Summit opens in Rio
Spotify says 25% of US, UK, Australia subscribers try audiobooks
US SEC targets its own staff’s texting, nixes WhatsApp on work phones

Others Also Read