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Fighting fake online product reviews: Fakespot

Techstination feature for Friday, November 26, 2021

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.       Whether it is Black Friday…Cyber Monday…or any day….a lot of us are being taken in by fake reviews when we buy online.  The problem is…when reading reviews on Amazon or other sites…how can you tell which reviews are legit.   An app and browser plug in called Fakespot can help.   It was founded by Saoud Khalifah after he was fooled ….and the free tool…can give you valuable warnings..

“The amount of fake reviews extrapolated online is just getting worse.  And that’s a worrying trend because people are starting not to trust the content they see online or they read online.  And whether it’s a comment, review, the up vote down vote that you’re seeing on a comment, all of that can be gamed and gamified by fraudsters.”

Again…the browser plug in and apps are free.   Find more at

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