You know all about the ongoing and very real and well documented Big Tech Purge that the media pretends doesn’t exist. And about Amazon’s removal of a book about the transgender movement that the libs tried to play off as mere housekeeping (where have we heard that before?) by Amazon.
Well just like with Twitter, the “just cleaning up old stuff” excuse was a big lie.
We’re going to do some big blockquoting here, because this is important.
From The Daily Wire:
As noted by The Daily Wire, Amazon has ramped up its censorship on conservative views in recent weeks. For example, a popular documentary on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was banned from their streaming service this past week. Before that move, the company deplatformed conservative Ryan Anderson’s book critical of gender theory, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement.
When Just the News reached out to Amazon over the ban on Anderson’s book, the outlet said the company directed them to a page outlining their “Content Guidelines for Books.” Under a section labeled “Offensive Content,” Amazon 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.”
From Just the News:
Sometime before this week, when it removed from its digital shelves a book critical of transgender ideology, Amazon altered its content policy to explicitly forbid books that promote “hate speech,” a major rule change that could be used to rationalize action against a broader range of books sold by the digital retail giant.
Amazon this week yanked “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement” from its main web store, its Kindle servers and its audiobook lineup with no explanation, even as the book had been available on the site for three years with no apparent controversy.
Here’s how it’s going down.
Anderson told Just the News that he had received no explanation for the ban.
Reached for comment by Just the News, Amazon declined to provide any explanation, offering instead a link to its book content policy.
A review of those policies suggests that sometime in the last few months Amazon made a major change to the ways in which it moderates book content on its servers, imposing a much stricter standard on books than it had previously done.
The link provided by Amazon this week claims in part that, where books are concerned, the company “[doesn’t] sell certain content including content that we determine is hate speech … or other material we deem inappropriate or offensive.”
Internet archives show that as recently as August of last year, Amazon’s book content policy did not include any mention of “hate speech.” At that time, the company stated only that “we reserve the right not to sell certain content, such as pornography or other inappropriate content.”
Like “incitement” being used against Parler, the murky “hate” term that they can apply to anything they want is just the tool for achieving their goal, which is to purge the right forever. They admit to wanting to do so, and they have already proved they have the mechanisms. They are demonstrated, tested, and working.
The Big Tech Purge is out in the open because they know nobody will stop them. The overall purge — it’s only just begun.