Tech Report: Amazon cracks down on fake reviews

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Amazon is cracking down on fake reviews.

And Tech Reporter Gabe Slate shows how big this problem is. Amazon shoppers rely on these customer reviews before buying products.

The stars help customers decide whether or not to click “add to cart” when shopping. A five-star review of a product from an actual buyer goes a long way.

A lot of people will only buy stuff on Amazon that has good reviews, like four or five stars.

Amazon knows this so they are exposing and going after fake reviews. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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