Facebook Cracks Down on E-Commerce, Seattle Backs Off 'Amazon Tax'

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June 12, 2018
Facebook is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to leave feedback about businesses that sell items on the platform. The social media site said that if a company gets too many negative reviews, it could be kicked off the platform. Seattle is walking back a controversial tax that angered Amazon and Starbucks. The city passed a 'head tax' a few weeks ago that would have forced big companies to pay taxes on each employee. After backlash from Amazon and Starbucks, the city announced plans to repeal the measure.