Amazon does not like the Fakespot application, which detects false reviews left on products sold on major shopping platforms. The giant managed to remove the application from the Apple App Store.
Fakespot is a fairly well-known service that spots fake product reviews on several major online shopping platforms. It takes the form of aor a browser extension. However, it is obviously not to taste , who managed to convince Apple to remove it from the App .
This removal follows a recent update that changed the way the app works. managed to get explanations from Apple and . Since the update, Fakespot on iOS works as an overlay that modifies the comments that are displayed. This would violate Apple’s 5.2.2 directive which requires developers to obtain permission to display third-party content, which it did not.
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This is not the only app to display sites, however.via an internal browser. justified by stating that Fakespot injects code into its site, which makes it vulnerable and can potentially expose customer data. In addition, the giant accuses the application of displaying on sellers, and indicates that Amazon is much better able to spot and remove fake reviews based on information only available internally.
The problem of fake reviews on merchant sites is very common and Fakespot is one of the biggest critics of Amazon’s system, which is certainly why it has been targeted. The applicationde Fakespot is however still live, but it is a much older version which has not been updated since January 2020.