Claims that Amazon may serve as a platform for racist products

The platform should be conscious of the outreach they have and the responsibilities that comes with such influence.  The platform should be conscious of the outreach they have and the responsibilities that comes with such influence. ShutterStock

MULTIPLE reports from organisations fighting for racial justice have accused Amazon of being a platform for selling supremacist, racist and Nazi products.

Amazon says it has implemented a policy against products that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organisations with such opinions.

The online company withdrew most products matching the previous criteria.

Other products that were criticised a neck prosthesis that simulated being hung by a rope and Confederate flag merchandise.

Certain hate groups use e-books, music, social media and web services to help grow their movements and to create a physical and online following.

It is claimed by some that Amazon could be providing a platform for them if they do not enforce stricter policies.

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  1. Michael Walsh

Censorship, plain and simple. Those who accuse the 'Nazis' of book burning do so in far greater numbers. Thousands of book titles openly sold in the latter decades of the 20th century have been quietly moved. When they say 'racism' what they...

Censorship, plain and simple. Those who accuse the 'Nazis' of book burning do so in far greater numbers. Thousands of book titles openly sold in the latter decades of the 20th century have been quietly moved. When they say 'racism' what they really mean is the ethnic-European's right to promote his ethnicity and to secure it. Every race prefers its own kind but only the Whites are condemned for doing so.

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