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Alibaba lawsuit throws spotlight on 'brushers' gaming rankings

They allegedly link merchants with people who falsify purchases and write positive comments

The art of brushing comes down to tricking a website such as Alibaba's Taobao into thinking a purchase has been made and disguising the movement of money that makes it happen.

Hong Kong

A LAWSUIT filed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is shining a light on the fake reviews and purchases on its websites.

China's biggest e-commerce operator sued, which allegedly links merchants with people willing to falsify purchases and write positive comments...

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