I think it's only a matter of time before these sites get coopted/bribed by vendors, in the same way a lot of adblockers have been.
Even so, you have to consider real reviews to be only partially-reliable because a lot of people use their products incorrectly and give excessively glowing (or negative) reviews while ignoring reality because they may feel socially-obligated to not say something negative. And then there are hundreds of millions of specialized SKUs without any reviews at all.
We have a strict policy to remain neutral in our analyses and we do not in any way, shape or form accept bribes or copt partnerships.
But don't you need to say that? What policies or strategies are you using to prevent this from happening beyond the shared experience of being burned and avoiding a deep sense of shame if one were to abuse their position?
We actually get consistent DDoS attacks which are coming from angry e-Commerce sellers that have dismal grades on Fakespot, and that is occurring ever more frequently.
It's always a bit of a schlep to have to remember to use another website to check review credibility.