Amazon have quietly updated their policy on which books they will sell. The policy update has already seen books banned that are deemed to break their policy regarding hate speech.
Amazon’s policy states: that they “don’t sell certain content including content that we determine is hate speech, promotes the abuse or sexual exploitation of children, contains pornography, glorifies rape or pedophilia, advocates terrorism, or other material we deem inappropriate or offensive.”
This has sounded alarm bells amongst conservative groups. Already Ryan Anderson’s book critical of gender theory, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement,” has been removed from their website. They also removed a popular documentary on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, from their streaming site.
Amazon have 83% of the book market, it is feared that such moves will see the conservative voice shut down. With such a massive market share it will also see publishers not publishing books that give a different view, if they will not be able to be sold on Amazon.
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