Is it illegal in the UK to post fake online reviews?

What does UK law say about faking online reviews?

Although there is no specific law in the UK that prohibits publication of fake online reviews, the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008  prohibits unfair commercial practices and faking online reviews is not doubt unfair.

Under UK law you can be prosecuted for faking  onlne reviews but so far there has not been any significant prosecution in this respect.  – See more at:

This entry was posted in Corporate defamation, Defamation against a company, Fake online review by Yair Cohen. Bookmark the permalink.

About Yair Cohen

Internet Defamation and social media lawyer. Yair Cohen is a defamation lawyer who specialises in internet defamation and social media law. Yair advises organisations on reputation risk management and on suitable strategic approaches to social media as a whole. Yair’s Internet Law Centre provides specialist web page removal services ranging from deletion of defamatory web pages from the internet to de-indexing and removing search results from Google.

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