Sunday, April 12, 2009

Is Amazon Censoring LGBT Books?

Queers United: Is Amazon Censoring LGBT Books?

Is Amazon Censoring LGBT Books?

It has been brought to our attention that hundreds of gay,lesbian, and trans books simultaneously lost their sales rankings yesterday. Bringing into question whether there is a campaign to suppress LGBT themed books?

This prompted many Amazon users, authors, and purchasers of LGBT literature to contact the company. It seems many books simply about being transgender, or a college guide for LGBT students is being deemed 'erotic'?

UPDATE: More Here

UPDATE: You can Google bomb by using the following URL in a link called "Amazon Rank"

Like this Amazon Rank

UPDATE: Gawker claims it was a hack job.


Richard said...

There is nothing wrong with a private company choosing not to sell certain material. Government censoring is immoral, not private.

The knee jerk reaction that private censoring is wrong seems to arise from minds that confound political rights with private morality (not an uncommon error). Thus, if it is politically wrong for the State to act in a certain way, they assume it must be wrong for private individuals or corporations to act that way. The consequence is to misapply such proscriptions such that individual rights and freedoms are undermined.

Paul Halsall said...

An nothing wrong in google bombing them.