eBay Admits it Banned a Whistleblower Warning Shoppers About Fake Products
When a consumer watchdog organization alerted eBay that it had found hundreds of counterfeit items on the site, eBay blocked the whistleblower's accounts and removed its comments warning people about fake products. It did this instead of removing the fake products and blocking the sellers of them. The company, The Counterfeit Report, had just completed a nine-month investigation into counterfeit products being sold on eBay, publisher Craig Crosby, told Business Insider. It had discovered 250 of them, verifying that each one was a fake with the manufacturer.