Amazon Fake Reviews Posted from Facebook

Amazon Fake Reviews Posted from Facebook

The Washington Post has an investigative article about merchants using Facebook to flood their products and services on Amazon with beneficial fake reviews in order to entice consumers to purchase them. The article is newsworthy in showing that Amazon is not immune from fake reviews. However, it also stands out because of something not mentioned. The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos the CEO of Amazon. Both Amazon and Facebook are knocked in this story about fake reviews, so this isn’t a case of the The Post’s owner using his newspaper to attack a potential rival. In fact, it is very possible this shows Bezos has placed no editorial restrictions on Washington Post content, leaving that decision to his reporters and editors.