Amazon fakes an excuse

Inauthentic reviews are epidemic on its marketplace. Amazon blames social networks

It has been a fairly serious week around here, with looks at Trump-era abuses of platform power, the future of privacy on the web, and Facebook’s recent virtual-reality land grab. With tomorrow — finally! — a national holiday, I propose to end the week on a slightly sillier story: Amazon, a company with a market cap of $1.76 tril…

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