Fake News has only recently burst into the media's attention, but Fake Product Descriptions have been around for a long time too.
Google is pretty good at swatting down cookie cutter product descriptions, but I hope that they are working to up their game on long-form blather. There are a lot of sites with nothing but blather and because this is made up stuff, a lot of it is absolutely wrong.
And, because many of these blather sites are affiliates, they don't have to answer to the customer for exaggerated, incorrect and totally misleading product descriptions. Customers follow their links to Amazon or another site that pays affiliates and whoever fulfills the sales there gets the customers who were mislead by bad information.
The people who make these sites go out and do shallow reading on the sites of genuine vendors and then type away, or copy/paste, and start collecting commissions. Amazon and other sites who pay affiliates should be getting after these people too. It's possible that a lot of the folks who retire from fake news are now writing product descriptions because they are evergreen.
Edited by EGOL, 05 April 2017 - 03:41 PM.