Amazon.com Inc has barred more than 1 million products from sale in recent weeks that had inaccurately claimed to cure or defend against the coronavirus, the company told Reuters on Thursday.Amazon also removed tens of thousands of deals from merchants that it said attempted to price-gouge customers. The world’s largest online retailer has faced scrutiny over the health-related offers on its platform, and earlier this week Italy launched a probe into surging prices around the internet for sanitizing gels and hygiene masks while it battled the biggest outbreak in Europe.
A million products. A million.
* Jennifer Epstein has some good reporting on how vital South Carolina is to Biden’s hopes, and the challenge he’ll face even if he wins there.
* And Christopher Cadelago reports on the people whose job it is to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in Mike Bloomberg’s money.