Instagram Promises To Purge Fake Reviews Amid UK Scrutiny

Law360 (May 22, 2020, 4:33 PM EDT) -- Instagram has become the latest online platform to promise to take down fake and misleading product reviews in response to an ongoing British investigation that has already garnered cooperation from Facebook and eBay.

The U.K.'s competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority, unveiled Instagram's commitments on Friday in tandem with an announcement that it will be continuing its efforts to purge phony reviews from major online platforms.

Marking a new phase in its yearslong initiative targeting fake reviews, the authority has kicked off a formal investigation into several unidentified websites that display online reviews to see whether those platforms were working...

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