After Victory Against Bike Lanes Kansas City Cyclist Activists Troll Small Biz

Taking a stand on any issue in Kansas City is tough and not without consequences. 

Remember that a body shop and several other small biz people voiced their outcry against bike lanes on Truman Road and eventually after pleading with council & city hall . . . The poorly designed obstructions were removed on one side of the road. 

Now, the main leader of this opposition is getting GOOGLE NEGATIVE REVIEW BOMBED by activists still holding a grudge. 

The basics . . .

Atomic Collision has confronted waves of unfair criticism and worse . . . Amid angry review threads there are claims that political opponents are making unwanted home visits.

The Internets remains a weird place and, sadly, this kind of trolling confronts anyone who engages in any manner of discourse. 

However . . .

Objectively . . . 

We think this kind of bullying is a disservice against advocates of public transit & accessibility. MOST Kansas City cyclists & activists DO NOT condone harassing a small biz owner or even clowning him on the Internets. 

Sadly, there's a small clique of "transit friendly" politicos who have hijacked a social media outlet who seem to condone the behavior and even encourage it.

In the meantime . . .

Search engines are working to fight review bombs and we merely wanted to highlight this nasty aspect of the discourse from locals who are ALLEGEDLY proud of their "progressive" values. 

Read more via link . . .

Google Maps explains how it tackles review bombing | Engadget

SOPA Images via Getty Images Review bombing is a practice in which many people (or a few aggrieved folks with multiple accounts) barrage a product, business or service with negative reviews, usually in bad faith. That can severely damage a small or local business that relies on word of mouth.