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Amazon Sues 1,114 People For ‘Fake’ Reviews

Online retail giant Amazon is suing more than 1,000 people it accuses of writing fake reviews on its website.According to court papers filed for the lawsuit, Amazon says its brand reputation is being tarnished by “false, misleading and inauthentic” reviews.

Source: Amazon Sues 1,114 People For ‘Fake’ Reviews

I was actually glad to see this article in my news feed today.  I’m glad to see Amazon taking a pro-active stance on protecting the review process.  I know I, and lots of others, check reviews before buying things to see what other people have to say about products.  False reviews are like false advertising and should be squelched in any legitimate marketplace.

I kind of hope they find the companies that are actually the ones paying for fake reviews and remove their products from the Amazon store, as well as the individuals doing it.  If they have to lie to try to get our business, then I don’t want them having my business.

Thank you, @Amazon.

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5 thoughts on “Amazon Sues 1,114 People For ‘Fake’ Reviews

  1. Wow, interesting. The reviews will likely be torn down too. Joe Konrath had some of his pulled down, and I know at least one on one of our books was taken down (whether by the ‘Zon or by the reviewer, I don’t know, however).

    Amazon is about the customer, and takes this seriously. Nice to see that hasn’t changed.

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    1. That’s how I felt too. I’ve come across fake reviews and seen comments by people who’ve also come across them. I like how the ‘Zon is being proactive about it, instead of just closing down reviews entirely to avoid all the hassle.

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