Fake content here?

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wb2trf Senior Member • Posts: 2,313
Fake content here?
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I must say I am suspicious about some content on this forum. Posting of fake consumer reviews is well known to be a widespread problem, see links below. Assuming that a lot of new buyers scan the manufacturer forum before making a new brand decision, competing brands would want to be sure that there is a steady stream of negative commentary. They can, apparently, pay for whatever they want to appear online and the risks would appear to be moderate given the payoff potential.

From my viewpoint some text seems suspicious, the sort of text I would create if I wanted to create a small stable of faux characters to credibly denigrate a product or brand.

I wonder if the site attempts to identify this, although it may be nearly impossible.

http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-htc-fake-reviews-blackberry-no-risk-all-reward-191308791.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/20/technology/finding-fake-reviews-online.html?_r=0

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