Amazon goes after fake reviewers in suit: Report

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Amazon.com has filed suit against hundreds of people it claims are publishing "false, misleading and inauthentic" reviews, a report said on Sunday.

The U.K. Telegraph reported on Sunday that the online retailer was pursuing legal action against 1,1114 unnamed defendants—whose real names are still unknown to the company—for creating false reviews for some products for sale. The action appears to be an extension of what the retailer did in April, when Amazon went after a group of websites who sold fake reviews.

The publication, quoting legal papers filed by the company, said that Amazon was moving to "protect its customers from this misconduct, by stopping defendants and uprooting the ecosystem in which they participate."

Representatives for Amazon did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

The full report can be found on the Telegraph's website.