If you wouldn’t put a giant Facebook-branded camera in your home, you’re not alone. The social media giant knows that its reputation isn’t sterling. That makes a series of five-star reviews left on Amazon by active Facebook employees earlier this year a bit more than suspicious.
Facebook denies coordinating this behavior, but it’s worth noting that Amazon reviews for the Portal device receive a “D” on Fakespot, a website that tracks the trustworthiness of a product’s reviews. Not to mention that the firm’s Portal devices actually do collect data, contrary to early statements made by the company.