TripAdvisor marks hotels where sexual abuse was reported

TripAdvisor will now warn users about hotels where cases of sexual assault have been reported. The New York Times reports today that the badges will identify "health, safety, and discrimination issues in all of the website’s travel categories." These badges are only temporary, however, and last for a three-month period. Company spokesman Kevin Carter noted that if users continue to report incidents, the badge may stay live longer. “These badges are intended to be informative, not punitive," he told the paper.