The organisation claimed that unscrupulous sellers on Amazon were “bombarding customers”

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Up to tenth of Amazon shoppers in Great Britain ‘bribed’ by sellers to offer good review, poll finds

As many as one in 10 Amazon shoppers could have been offered a “bribe” in exchange for a positive review of a product in the past year, research from the UK consumer body Which? suggests.

The organisation claimed that unscrupulous sellers on Amazon were “bombarding customers” with incentives such as gift cards, free products and refunds “in order to cheat the system”. Amazon said in response that it had “clear policies that prohibit reviews abuse”.

https://www.theguardian.com/technol...ed-by-sellers-to-offer-good-review-poll-finds
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1. Why is "suggest" in the present tense while "claim" in the past tense?
2. Would it be also okay to use "claim" in the present tense?

FYI, ChatGPT's answer and Google Bard's answer.
 
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Humans are now redundant.
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ChatGPT's initial answer is fine.
What do you mean by "initial answer"?

What do you think about its second reply? (I.e., the reply to 'Would it be also okay to use "claim" in the present tense?')
 

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What do you mean by "initial answer"?

The first response it gave, to your first question.

What do you think about its second reply? (I.e., the reply to 'Would it be also okay to use "claim" in the present tense?')

It wasn't very clear. When you said "Is it okay?", the AI presumed you were asking whether it was grammatical.
 
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