Amazon just deleted over 900 reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new book
The right-wingers make this sound like a conspiracy against them, but it was actually their own conspiracy that got unmasked.
Amazon saw an ungodly amount of reviews (1000+ in a single day), mostly with the very highest or very lowest score. Many reviews never even mentioned the book. Therefore, the company erased the reviews from anyone who had not actually purchased the book. That was perfectly sensible and completely justified by their evidence. With most best sellers, Amazon finds that about 85% of the reviews are written by people who bought the book from them. In the case of Clinton's book, it was 22%. Moreover, the average rating for reviews from unverified purchases was a 2.3, while the average from real purchases of the book was 4.9.