Fake Books Reviews Run Rampant Online

According to this New York Times article, fake book reviews and paid-for positive reviews run rampant on digital shopping platforms such as Amazon. Individuals are offering their review services for a price, while other companies and authors search the web for users willing to review their products for money.

"The boundless demand for positive reviews has made the review system an arms race of sorts. As more five-star reviews are handed out, even more five-star reviews are needed. Few want to risk being left behind."

Even more than ever, the flaws of these review based websites are coming to the forefront. This highlights just another reason that Curated Science Fiction was developed.