Publicly denouncing fraudsters has always been a risky endeavor.
That reality crashed hard on Friday for an app designed to detect fake Amazon reviews after Apple kicked it from its app store. Apple confirmed in a statement that the app was removed after Amazon got in touch.
The news of Fakespot’s excursion was first reported by The Verge. We reached out to Apple, Amazon, and Fakespot to confirm Verge’s coverage.
An Apple spokesperson made a statement attributed to the company …