Amazon Files Lawsuit Against Administrators of Fake Reviews

Earlier this week, Amazon announced it had sued the administrators of more than 11,000 Facebook groups allegedly responsible for facilitating the purchase and sale of fake reviews on the retailers marketplace in seven countries. The operators of the group are accused of recruiting people to write fake or misleading product reviews in exchange for money or free items. Amazon said the lawsuit will allow it to identify bad actors and remove fake reviews that the company’s human and automated systems weren’t able to catch themselves. The reviews covered a number of products and appeared on Amazon’s platform in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.