Amazon has limited reviews on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive new biography Finding Freedom after “ noticing unusual activity ” on its site.
The controversial biography of the Duke, 35, and the Duchess of Sussex, 39, and written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, was released earlier this month and quickly made it to the top of the media giant’s bestsellers list, as royal fans rushed to pre – order their copy, while it also hit number one on the UK and US sites.
But it has now been revealed that fans of the couple have been urging ‘Sussex Squad’ supporters to write their own positive reviews and vote for existing posts about the book in an effort to increase the rating.
Amazon has now placed restrictions on its site, with an online message: ‘Amazon has noticed unusual review activity on this product. Due to this activity, we have limited this product to verified purchase reviews. ‘
Amazon has limited reviews on Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle’s, 39, explosive new biography Finding Freedom after ‘noticing unusual activity’ on its site
Some of the Duke and Duchess’s fan accounts have mobilized a campaign to give the book five-star reviews, believing there is a rival attempt to leave bad reviews on Amazon.
One Twitter user noted, “There is an organized effort to leave bad reviews for Finding Freedom on Amazon and to mark hateful reviews as ‘helpful’ so that they appear first.”
Another wrote: ‘#SussexSquad, the trolls rate all negative reviews on Amazon positively by rating them as helpful (some are rated as helpful by at least 400 people).
If you have the time, please rate the positive reviews. Please share, thanks. ‘
Released earlier this month, the explosive biography provides intimate and personal details of the Duke and Duchess’s life in the royal family
Another person added, ‘So I hear the #SussexSquad has launched an operation to hide and remove negative reviews about Finding Freedom on Amazon.
“Sorry, but only because you disagree with negative reviews – it doesn’t mean they should be deleted, deleted, or hidden.”
Meanwhile, other Twitter users said their reviews were turned down after the online retailer’s shift.
One person commented, ‘My review of Finding Freedom was rejected. Serious? It was civilized. ‘
Sussex fan accounts online gathered others online to leave reviews about the biography and rate the positive reviews as ‘helpful’
The biography currently has 3.8 out of 5 on the UK site, with nearly 1,000 reviews from readers.
It comes after the book was named a bestseller with 31,000 copies sold in the UK in the first five days of its release, according to new figures from data provider Nielsen Book.
The book also topped Amazon US and Amazon UK bestseller lists.
The biography offers a glimpse into the lives of Meghan and Harry during their time as senior royals, and is full of details of their shocking exit from the royal family.
The bombiography, Finding Freedom, by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is officially a bestseller. (Pictured: Prince Harry and Megahn in London on Jan. 7)
It deals with the alleged rift between brothers Harry and William, 38, and the relationship between their wives.
The Duke and Duchess claim they were not interviewed for the book, which offers a high level of personal detail and a dramatic account of the events leading up to the Sussex’s departure from royal life.
Mr. Scobie has given several high-profile interviews in the week since its release to publish the book.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl said the authors may be the “sole winners” of Finding Freedom’s publication.
Omid Scobie, the co-author of the bombshell biography Finding Freedom (pictured), has provided a glimpse into the couple’s lives during their time as senior royals
Register in Vanity Fair, She asked if the book was ‘worth it to Harry and Meghan’ before adding, ‘The irony of Finding Freedom is that the Sussexes, locked up in their rented LA mansion, have less freedom than when they lived in Windsor.’
Meanwhile, she added that the book’s authors write that the monarchy had lost two of its greatest assets.
She concluded, “They may be the only winners in this rather sad story.”
The book was number one for pre-order on Amazon’s Top 10 New York Bestseller in the 24-hour list on the day of its release.
Meanwhile, in July, 14 days before its release, the biography also topped the media giant’s bestsellers list, as royal fans rushed to pre-order their copy.