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Dining review sites have this strong sense of not wanting others to know their algorithms in order to maintain fairness, but for restaurants, this appears as non-transparent score manipulation.

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Daisuke Korenaga, a professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University who is well versed in Anti-Monopoly Law. Tabelog, a website that publishes crowd-sourced restaurant reviews has taken the rare move of disclosing details of its rating algorithm after being sued by a Korean barbecue chain that complained its score was unfairly lowered.

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