There is no doubt in the fact that Elon Musk not only holds the title of “the richest person in the world” but also enjoys a huge fan following on social media and often his fiery tweets jolt the market. This time, JPMorgan Chase- an American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company- came into the light in Elon’s tweets.
Fans of Elon Musk are angry with JPMorgan right now, and they’ve taken to the company’s Yelp website to express their dissatisfaction.
Tesla enthusiasts, prompted by the technoking himself, left a flood of one-star reviews on the US’ largest bank’s Yelp page on Monday in response to the bank’s $162 million lawsuit against the electric vehicle maker. Elon Musk joked about sending JPMorgan a one-star Yelp rating, but it appears that his supporters did the dirty work for him.
After Musk tweeted in 2018 that he had “financing secured” to take Tesla private, the bank claims Tesla broke a contract related to stock warrants it held. Musk’s statements to The Wall Street Journal about the lawsuit that day sparked the barrage of low ratings.
Some of the reviews from Musk fans were “One star only for their frivolous lawsuits against their business partners, particularly against Tesla.” Another one wrote that “I’m here for Tesla obviously. Giving u one star for suing the company.”
Musk has remained silent on the review bombing, but he did respond to a tweet mocking a one-star Yelp review of JPMorgan. The reviewer wrote that “Used to come here. Service has degraded. Place is just living off its name. Doesn’t accept DOGE.”
According to Futuristic, the situation worsened to the point where Yelp issued a “Unusual Activity Alert,” which is given anytime the company suspects an ongoing review bombing. Later on, Yelp disabled the submission of any new reviews for JPMorgan.
The aim of Yelp, according to the company’s trust and safety report, is to link customers with excellent local companies by providing them with reliable and relevant information. The report that “Consumer trust is our top priority, which is why we take significant measures to maintain the integrity and quality of the content on our site. Yelp invests in both technology and human moderation to mitigate misinformation on our platform,”.