We recently came under a viral attack over several platforms because of a review we wrote of a book on Amazon The book negated Palestinians and their history, (Amazon has deleted the book
) Our review affirmed the existence of Palestinians and asserted that the book was racist. Our facebook business page alone for DragonflyHill Urban Farm Community
has received over 1700 1 star reviews, including accusations that we have insects and other vermin and that our house is filthy. But they have also accused us of refusing lodging to Jews and Israelis (two of us are Jewish, and we have had Israeli and Jewish guests and roommates) and of being bigots and racists. Some of the reviews included bigoted speech and attacks. You know the rhetoric. Some expressed a desire to put us out of business.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/DragonflyhillUrbanFarm/reviews/ Prior to this campaign, all our facebook, google and yelp reviews were 5 star.
We received dozens of 1 star reviews on Yelp, and over 130 similar reviews on Google My Business. (Update 7/3/17: Most of these reviews have been removed on these platforms. A few have been allowed to remain. )