TripAdvisor apologies: TripAdvisor the popular travel review website has apologized to one of its users for deleting her post about being sexually assaulted while on a holiday. An article that was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the travel review website was accused of deleting first-hand accounts of rape and sexual assault with messages like, “determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community,” or “not family friendly.”TripAdvisor apologized for repeatedly taking down the rape victim’s post and issued a public statement which they also shared on their social media accounts about the incident. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, more than a dozen tourists say that their reports of abuse, sexual assault, unexpected blackouts and rape at Mexican resorts have been removed from the website.Kristie Love, 35, was raped in Mexico, seven years ago at Iberostar resort in Riviera Maya. Her comments on TripAdvisor had been repeatedly removed and her IP address was finally blocked. Kristie Love was raped by a security guard at Iberostar resort in Riviera Maya in Mexico.
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When she went to the hotel authorities to lodge a complaint they refused to call the police and instead encouraged her to go to the hospital. She was raped seven years ago in 2010. After flying home the resort refused to cooperate with an investigation and since there was no other alternative left for her she started putting up reviews about the place to warn other tourists.
However, her every attempt was foiled by TripAdvisor as her comments were deleted, the content was deemed inappropriate for the family-friendly site. After several inquiries by the newspaper, TripAdvisor has finally agreed to republish Katie Love’s post seven years after she wrote them. TripAdvisor apologies, It is really disheartening to see the 17-year-old company which made its reputation on being a bulletin board for the first-hand experience of tourists resorted to such tactics.
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