Breitbart: Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth claimed he would ask employees to take down 5-star Amazon reviews they had left for the company’s own smart camera product, Portal.
New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovered that at least three glowing 5-star reviews of Portal on Amazon came from users with the same names as Facebook employees.
“Speaking of coordinated inauthentic behavior, what are the odds that all these 5-star Facebook Portal reviewers on Amazon just happen to have the same names as Facebook employees?” posted Roose to Twitter, Thursday, along with screenshots.
“I have historically not been a big Facebook or other social media user, but I took a chance and got 4 Portals and 1 Portal plus for the family just before Thanksgiving,” declared one alleged Facebook head in a 5-star review. “We are all having a blast video calling and hanging out for several hours at a time.”
“Really cool camera tracking tech,” wrote another alleged Facebook employee.
Roose also pointed out on Twitter that it is against Amazon’s rules to leave reviews for products created by your employer.
“It’s also not exactly an indicator of confidence in how well they’re selling organically!” Roose proclaimed. more here