I recently wrote a negative review on an establishment. All of it was 100% true, although unflattering. I was surprised when my review was in “pending” mode for weeks and still not published. I used to use reviews to help with decisions on purchases especially if it was a decision between two similar items. Now I feel like too many reviews are paid, fake or outright censored now. I find it interesting that some sites now pay for reviews but show that the writer received a buck or two for the review. With large portions of the population ordering items online now, how are we to trust what is out there? I know that fake reviews have been around a long time, but it seems so much worse now.