Negative review …

Recently it was suggested to me that I try a particular Thai restaurant, it sounded good, I decided I would.

I googled it to get the address and found not only its address but a scathing review of its decor, its food and its service. In word of mouth I trust.

When I got there I found two Thai restaurants just a few doors apart …

Reviews on social media can easily be corrupted. Peter Hook, the director of communications of Accor Hotels for the Asia Pacific area, has been ordered on leave of absence after he was discovered posting negative reviews online for rival companies under a fake name. He admitted to posting the reviews on Trip Advisor.

The reviews were posted on the travel website which allows the public to share their personal experiences and is based on a rating system of one to five stars. Reviewing under the handle Tavare, Mr Hook joined the website in 2006 and has contributed 105 reviews.

Makes you wonder if one Thai restaurant got its hooks into the other …