Amazon rigged search results to favor its own knock-off products, despite denials – reports

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Amazon has been creating knock-off products from other sellers and then manipulating search results to promote its own copies on its Indian market site, Reuters reported, citing a trove of internal documents.

Despite numerous accusations, Amazon has always denied that it creates knock-off products and boosts its own sales through deliberate manipulation to the detriment of third-party sellers. Now, “thousands of pages” of internal documents obtained by Reuters suggest that these practices have been part of a “systematic campaign” all along – at least in India.

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