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Amazon targets 10,000 fake review Facebook groups

Amazon is taking legal action against the administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups, the BBC has learned.
It says the groups are generating fake reviews on Amazon marketplaces in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan.
The tech giant says the groups offer money or free goods in exchange for reviews being posted on Amazon.

Twitter will sue Elon Musk for calling off his $44 billion takeover

In a letter to Twitter (pdf) on July 8, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Musk’s lawyers said that Musk is terminating the takeover agreement with Twitter because, they allege, Twitter made “false and misleading” statements about its user data.

Landmark EU rules will finally put regulation of Big Tech to the test

As the US struggles to pass legislation to protect Internet consumers, in the EU, these ideals could become reality over the next few years. EU lawmakers today passed landmark rules to rein in the power of tech giants such as Alphabet unit Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook (Meta), and Microsoft, establishing a task force to regulate unfair business practices in Big Tech.

Twitter to give Elon Musk internal data on spam, fake accounts: report

The outlet notes that the data, which reportedly includes account information, a real-time record of tweets and the devices users tweet from, could be given to Musk as soon as this week. Currently, about two dozen companies pay to access the data, according to the Post.

Wikipedia Deletes Page of Top US Senate Candidate

Wikipedia editors deleted a page for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kathy Barnette after arguing she is not a notable person.

Barnette’s page was later restored, but could be deleted at any time, editors said.