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CNET/Yahoo!: Amazon yanks "Gates," "Torvalds" reviews

Apr 27, 2001, 18:15 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Troy Wolverton)

Death of a gag: Amazon's pulled the dueling reviews of Linux from "Bill Gates" and "Linus Torvalds:"

"When we have a very high confidence that reviews are not written by people assigned to them, we will take them down," Amazon spokeswoman Patty Smith said Thursday."

"In the past, the company has taken down a review of the Bible supposedly written by Jesus and a review of "Anna Karenina" by someone going by the name of Leo Tolstoy. Amazon normally will take down fake reviews once customers or the media bring them to the company's attention, Smith said."

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