Facebook removed 16,000 accounts used to buy fake reviews

The regulator said that following the second intervention by the British competition regulator, the social media company Facebook suspended 16,000 accounts that sold or bought false reviews of products and services on its platform.

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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday that to avoid paid content that could mislead users of its platform, including the popular photo-sharing app Instagram, “we have worked a lot with the CMA to resolve this. trouble. Fraud and deception unwanted activities do not allow the use of false reviews on our platform, including supplying or exchanging false reviews ”. 

The CMA began cracking down on fake reviews in 2019 when it first required Facebook and the eBay e-commerce platform to prove that their websites were growing after they found evidence that the market was misleading reviews of customers on the platform.

Facebook has also been under scrutiny by the CMA due to antitrust concerns about tech companies. Acquired the GIF Giphy website. Their data-sharing, fake news, and hate speech practices have come under pressure around the world. 

“The pandemic means that more and more people are shopping online, and millions of us have read reviews in order to make the right decisions. When we shop, that is why it is false and misleading.

 The reason sexual comments are so destructive “Said Andrea Coscelli, CEO of CMA. The CMA’s suppression of Facebook coincides with the UK’s efforts to establish a dedicated digital market department within the regulator. Particular attention is paid to the governance of digital platforms.

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