Amazon Sues to Stop Phony Reviews

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Do you rely on online product reviews? Don’t believe everything you read.

Crackdown: Amazon sues to stop phony product reviews

NEW YORK (AP) — Internet users increasingly rely on online customer reviews when making spending decisions, whether they’re buying an iPhone case on Amazon or hiring an Uber ride in their hometown. But just how much can you trust those reviews? A new lawsuit in which Amazon accuses more than 1,000 people of offering to post bogus glowing write-ups for as little as $5 apiece might give you pause. The case, filed in Washington state court Friday by the nation’s biggest online retailer, casts li
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