Facebook employees left positive reviews of the company’s smart displays on Amazon
And while there’s nothing innately wrong with having this function, a Facebook-branded listening and watching device wasn’t very warmly accepted for some reason. And when we say “some reason”, we mean it was because of Facebook’s terrible track record when it comes to the way it handles users’ private data.
Speaking of coordinated inauthentic behavior, what are the odds that all these 5-star Facebook Portal reviewers on Amazon just happen to have the same names as Facebook employees? pic.twitter.com/bF7U8Fj5kN— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) January 17, 2019
And if you think that maybe the employees received free Facebook Portals and decided to share their experience on Amazon, the online retailer’s rules clearly state that “Creating, modifying, or posting content regarding your (or your relative’s, close friend’s, business associate's, or employer’s) products or services.” is not allowed.
At this point, Facebook’s reputation has taken so many hits that something like that would hardly make an impact, it's just another day at the office for the social media giant.