Amazon has long had a problem with shill reviews and quiet removal of negative reviews, but the flood of questionable anti-Comey book reviews by non-purchasers finally prompted them to require a verified purchase in order to rate the book.
Previously, unverified purchasers could review items, but they were not displayed as prominently. Via Deadline Hollywood:
Only “verified buyers” of the book via Amazon are allowed to post, and some online chatter suggests that low ratings of the book will not make it onto the site. The restrictions apply to print and Kindle book editions.
Those who try to post a review and didn’t buy the book through Amazon receive an error message: “Sorry, we are not able to accept your review of this product.”
So far, the Comey book is getting raves on Amazon, with 4.7 out of 5 stars based on more than 300 reviews.
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