22660872 story Cornell Software Fingers Fake Online Reviews 122 Posted by Soulskill on Tuesday July 26, 2011 @06:13PM from the pulling-back-the-curtain dept. Eric Smalley writes "If you're like most people, you give yourself high ratings when it comes to figuring out when someone's trying to con you. Problem is, most people aren't actually good at it — at least as far as detecting fake positive consumer reviews. Fortunately, technology is poised to make up for this all-too-human failing. Cornell University researchers have developed software that they say can detect fake reviews (PDF)."