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Amazon should get rid of star ratings. Instead, it’s making them shittier.

Star scores let fly-by-night companies get away with egregious shit by letting “reviewers” artificially inflate a score without the accountability of actually writing a review. (Humans still have a sporting chance of detecting fake reviews.)

But instead of killing off star ratings, Android Police found Amazon testing a new system which — in writer Chandraveer Mathur’s words — “makes it much easier for the seller to maliciously obtain enough five-star reviews to counteract any influx of truthfully negative ones.”