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Yelp blocks content posting for Trump’s Washington hotel

The Yelp page for the Trump International Hotel Washington appears to be an example of how social media companies are taking a more aggressive stance towards posting of wayward content.

Protesters outside the the Trump International Hotel D.C. before the president’s inauguration (Photo by Ted Eytan via Flickr and Wikimedia Commons)

A pop-up on the page on Tuesday said, “Unusual Activity Alert. This business recently made waves in the news, which often means people come to this page to post their views on the news. While we don’t take a stand one way or the other when it comes to this news event, we work to verify that the content you see here reflects personal consumer experiences with the business rather than the news itself. As a result, we’ve temporarily disabled the posting of content to this page.”

It wasn’t clear what the news was or how long the pop-up has been in effect. The Yelp sites for Trump National Doral Miami, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in West Palm Beach and Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, which licenses his name, didn’t have pop-ups.

Yelp suggest those who want to make comments on recent media coverage go to Yelp Talk. A search for “Trump” on The Yelp Talk for page Washington, D.C., had nothing about Trump since a March quip that Trump had killed  Cinco de Mayo.

A Google news search for “Trump International Hotel D.C.” turned up a May 18 Washington Post opinion story about profits at the hotel. A broader search “Trump International Hotel” turned up several recent articles about a lawsuit filed in Panama against Trump International Hotels Management.

 

 

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Drew Limsky

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BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.