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"Sock puppet" reviews condemned
Sep 04 2012
Authors including Lee Child, Mark Billingham, Joanne Harris, Charlie Higson and Tony Parsons have signed up to a group statement condemning sock puppetry, the practice of writing reviews pseudonymously to praise one's own work and criticise that of others.
The Society of Authors has also joined in the condemnation, calling it "dishonest and misleading."
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