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Amazon pushes back against government plans to crack down on fake reviews

Amazon has pushed back against government plans to force websites to tackle fake reviews by saying ministers should exercise “caution” when devising laws to hold sites to account when they host fake reviews.

The ecommerce giant has long been plagued by sellers looking to manipulate product reviews, prompting a number of competition watchdogs probes.

Amazon said it supported proposals to make paying for fake reviews illegal and wanted “targeted intervention,” in response to governmental consultation sessions.

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