Amazon Doles Out Freebies to Juice Sales of Its Own Brands

Critics say some customer reviews disadvantage third-party merchants and could displease European regulators.

Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Oct 17, 2018 · 5 min read
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By Spencer Soper

Amazon.com Inc. cracked down on fake reviews two years ago by prohibiting shoppers from getting free products directly from merchants in…

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