Danielle Citron writes:
On Sunday, I posted about laws that prohibit employers from consulting certain information about job applicants, from credit reports to Facebook pages and Google search results. These laws seek to forestall unwarranted assumptions and bias. They proceed on the notion that credit history and Facebook postings have little to tell us about trustworthiness and smarts.
Much like credit ratings and Facebook posts, anonymous online reviews of people may do little more than misinform employers and ruin reputations. For instance, the site GetUnvarnished.com explains that it provides “inside scoop” on business professionals, including “candid assessments of coworkers, potential hires, business partners, and more.” On GetUnvarnished.com, people can comment on others’ reputations anonymously.
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