Local businesses sometimes make national news, often about something controversial. Many people come to City List to share their views about the news.

We direct our users to City List Talk, which is an open discussion forum where people can share the full range of their reactions to the news.  Users are also welcome to post photos and reviews about the businesses in question, but we ultimately remove the ones that appear to be motivated by the news coverage itself rather than a specific firsthand customer experience (even if it means removing points of view with which we might agree).

Because we sometimes receive hundreds and even thousands of photos and reviews in response to media attention, the removal process usually kicks in over the course of the week after the issue is brought to our attention.

Please note that we apply this same policy regardless of the business and regardless of the topic at issue in order to avoid injecting our own varied viewpoints into the debate.