Skip to comments.The rise of fake Amazon reviews — and how to spot them
Posted on 08/05/2018 4:25:29 PM PDT by Leaning Right
Customer reviews were supposed to be one of the internets greatest breakthroughs. They let you know if a product was any good before you spent money on it. Sites like Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb built their successes on the trust created by those review systems.
But these days, that trust is getting shaky.
I would estimate right now, across all categories, around 30% are fake reviews, Khalifah says. Of the Chinese no-name companies, Id say 95% of them are fake reviews.
(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...
Political books by prominent conservatives or liberals are the “fake reviews” that are easiest to spot. Especially when the reviews are pouring in yet the book hasn’t even been released.
even worse are fake movie reviews ... there are so many trolls being paid to fake movie reviews that sites like rottentomatoes and imdb are nearly worthless for user reviews of contemporary movies ... of course, it’s not THAT serious of a problem since there’s not one in ten-thousand new hollywood movies worth seeing ... they’re pretty much all complete dreck, most being complete leftist propaganda dreck ...
And dont forget the banana slicer reviews. Dont be drinking while you read them.
And who can forget the Tuscan milk reviews.
I love humanity when I read some of these.
And a very good reminder to men. A review to save men and their equipment much agony.
Fakespot.com is useful for spotting fake Amazon and Yelp reviews.
And they have sadly stopped making the Bic - For Her ballpoint pen. Which is a shame for how much the pen did for women, as seen in these reviews.
I was going to post this myself.
LOL! I can’t believe they still sell those gummi bears.
Those banana slicer reviews are hilarious! Even the Question and Answer section is full of wit.
As an aside, it’s a shame that Amazon has since tightened up their guidelines. Because unfettered reviews of Hilary’s books would be comic gold.
The show ended with her taking her collection of little-used kitchen gadgets out to the stoop in a box marked "FREE".
I think she also attempted to use a whipped cream bottle, but didn't seal it right and it made a mess.
(Probably a good thing, since that fitness chick got killed a few years later charging one. Known defect, iirc.)
Dang. Now I'm going to have to look up the comments on the hot dog slicer to make "people".
Even worse are the short-sellers flooding the blogs.
Especially all those movies that have gay themes or characters. They always seem to be rated 7 stars or higher yet lose money at the box office. Total crap.
Here is my review of the Amazon.
It is a big river.
I swam the entire length of it.
I fought off numerous attacks by hippos and Polar Bears and kids selling cleaning products.
It starts somewhere in the Alps and empties into Connecticut like a bunch of blue haired ladies getting out of a bus from New York City to gamble.
Many people wonder if it is polluted.
Brown water everywhere you look.
You have to boil the water from the river for 18 Days before you can drink it.
Even then, it still tastes like paint thinner.
Paint thinner mixed with Minestrone soup.
Dont ask me how I know what that tastes like.
It was a painting mishap at lunch time.
I thought the fake but accurate reviews on that stupid book written by Hillary and her clown running mate were hilarious and most entertaining.
I saw five stars on a product from ten different people - on the same day (Amazon).
Thanks! The banana slicer reviews were hilarious.
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