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The literary masterpieces we call Amazon user reviews aren't always forthright...but it's also not uncommon for a company to outright fake batches of glowing reviews to boost a product's appeal. ...The idea with Fakespot is to quickly get a sense of just how genuine those reviews are. Again, all you have to do is paste a link — Fakespot will then analyze the product's user reviews and grade them on their trustworthiness.
Jeff Dunn, Business Insider
November 21st, 2016
Abc
Fakespot grades the reliability of Amazon and Yelp reviews. Copy the the link, and then the site will instantly analyze if it's a fake. It will use a letter grade that rates how much you should trust the review.
Patricia Lopez, ABC Eyewitness News
October 20th, 2016
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This free service scans product reviews and reviewers to see if there’s anything that might be deceptive (fake reviews are a real thing!). In just a couple of seconds, you receive a letter grade based on how many product reviews seem both useful and legit.
Liz Steelman, Real Simple
October 21st, 2016
Downtown
As Black Friday is just around the corner, check to see if the reviews that you are reading are factual ​before you buy online. FakeSpot is an Internet tool dedicated to helping Amazon shoppers weed out fake reviews and find the most authentic products.
Grace A. Capobianco, Downtown
October 7th, 2016
Moneywatch
Nevertheless, the proliferation of fake reviews means consumers need to be cautious when relying on ratings. Tools are available to help shoppers figure out whether reviews can be trusted, such as Fakespot.
Aimee Picchi, CBS Moneywatch
October 7th, 2016
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Wondering if a toaster really deserves five stars? Copy the Amazon product page URL, paste it in at Fakespot, and click “analyze.” The site replies with a letter grade that rates how much you should trust the review.
Lisa Lee Freeman
July edition, Money Magazine
Buzzfeed
Suspicious of a product? Run the Amazon link through Fakespot first. The site will show you a grade of the quality and authenticity of the product’s reviews.
Nicole Nguyen, Buzzfeed
July 11th, 2016
Techco
I just wish I’d thought of this idea first
Adam Rowe, Tech.co
July 8th, 2016
Cnbc
CNBC’s in-depth story about the trials small business owners face on Amazon points to Fakespot as the site to use to avoid counterfeits.
Ari Levy, CNBC
July 8th, 2016
Simplemost
SimpleMost featured Fakespot in an article as one of “two simple tools to help you make the most of your Amazon purchase.”
Will Schuerman, SimpleMost
June 3rd, 2016
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...if you're on the fence about a certain product, especially one that doesn't have any professional feedback around the web, it's always good to be safe. This helps. The next time you find a deal or little-known gadget that seems too good to be true, just remember that it actually might be.
Jeff Dunn, Tech Insider
June 1st, 2016
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Fakespot's an online tool that helps you separate the junk reviews from the useful ones
Thorin Klosowski, Lifehacker
May 13th, 2016
Wirecutter
You have a few ways to suss out what may be a fake review. The easiest way is to use Fakespot.
Lauren Dragan, The Wirecutter
May 13th, 2016
Gizmodo
It’s a great time-saver, quickly analysing all of the reviews on a page and working out whether they’re suspiciously positive or not, as well as figuring out who actually bought the product in question.
Aatif Sulleyman, Gizmodo UK
April 27th, 2016
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There are a few different options out there that will help you spot products with fake reviews, but we’ve found Fakespot to be one of the best available. The website couldn’t be easier to use.
Maren Estrada, Boy Genius Report
April 18th, 2016
Usatoday
"Spot fake reviews in seconds with this tool", Video
USA Today
March 10th, 2016
Consumerist
Then there are third party sites like FakeSpot, which analyzes not just the reviews on an Amazon product page, but other reviews written by the users on that page.
Chris Morran, Consumerist
February 8th, 2016
Techtimes
...how can a potential new consumer tell a fake or paid review from an honest one? Well, don't worry, Amazon shoppers, there's a web tool that can do exactly this.
Lauren Keating, Tech Times
January 26th, 2016
Digitalreader
Sometimes you can't trust the mass of four and five star ratings, and that is where Fakespot comes in. This website (there's also a Chrome extension) hoovers up the reviews for a given product, crunches some algorithms, and gives you an estimate of the number of questionable reviews.
Nate Hoffelder, The Digital Reader
January 25th, 2016
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Ben’s Bargains recommends Fakespot as a convenient alternative to taking on the chore of sifting through the many reviews yourself.
Mike Flacy, Ben's Bargains
January 21st, 2016
Cnet
I love the data Fakespot delivers, especially when it comes to newer products that have few reviews. This has definitely earned a spot on my bookmarks bar.
Rick Broida, CNET
January 20th, 2016
Hustle
Review data should offer greater transparency and protect consumer rights. But companies are playing the system. ...[Fakespot exists to] help the public identify which reviewed items were fake using machine learning and algorithms.
Zara Stone, The Hustle
December 9th, 2015
Moneywatch
Skeptical consumers can put in a link to a product into Fakespot's site, which analyzes the reviews and determines the percentage of phony ratings. ...It's not always easy to pick a fake, especially if they're well crafted, although there's no lack of them: As many as 20 percent of all Internet reviews are fake
Aimee Picchi, CBS Moneywatch
November 16th, 2015
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