Machine learning has brought us many good things, and a good number of bad things. One of the bad things is spam, and more recently, fake product reviews. The good news is that now you can have your bots fight their bots.
Fakespot is a website that allows you to copy the URL for a product you are looking at and it will tell you how likely, and how many, of the reviews are fakes. It reviews the overall company and product provider, evaluates the reviews to see how many were likely machine generated, summaries the key positive and negative points mentioned most often, and generates an overall grade of the product+reviews. It’s turning out to be super handy, and super-revealing of how many reviews and sites are scammy.