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Alibaba says it removed 90 million fake listings before IPO

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ALIBABA Group Holding, which faced scrutiny for selling counterfeit goods on its websites, said it removed 90 million listings that may have breached intellectual-property rights.

The fake product listings were taken down across Alibaba's e-commerce platforms up to end-September this year, chief risk officer Polo Shao said at a press conference in Hangzhou on Tuesday.

The company, which raised a record US$25 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) in September, said it spent US$160.7 million...

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