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Amazon policy on LGBT books spurs twitter uprising

Amazon's official response to the disappearing sales rankings is that it was a "glitch" that would be fixed.
But that explanation seems only to have angered people and sparked calls of homophobia. Twitter users began adding the tag #glitchmyass fuelling even more fire to the PR crisis.

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This from their terms of use. Amazon is supposedly for adults only. So where does the deranking "adult" books come from anyway? Like the twitter folks said #glicthmyass.

"Amazon does sell products for children, but it sells them to adults, who can purchase with a credit card or other permitted payment method. If you are under 18, you may use Amazon.com only with involvement of a parent or guardian."

From Amazon's Conditions of Use policy.



 
 
 


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Here's some more explanation or is that a wannabe explanation?

Got this from [personal profile] lit_gal's update...



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Amazon customer service

800-201-7575


Amazon Board of Directors

Thomas O. Ryder (914) 244-5782
William Gordon (650) 233-2750
Myrtle Potter (650) 225-1000
Alain Monie (206) 266-1000
L. John Doerr (650) 233-2750
Tom Alberg (206) 674-3000
Patricia Stonesifer (206) 709-3140



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If you're wondering why that's important, well when you do a search on Amazon, other titles pop up on the same page as the item you were searching for, and what determines the titles that pop up to be viewd are the sales rankings.

Amazon claims that it's the "adult" material they're hiding, but there is still adult stuff popping up/ It's only the gay books that have disappeared. Now, I've done a lot of shopping on Amazon in the past two years since eBay started really going downhill. It looks like I'm going to be doing much less shopping at Amazon, especially books.

If you're concerned about this situation, contact Amazon to tell them how you feel about it.

http://www.edrants.com/amazonfail-a-call-to-boycott-amazon/

http://markprobst.livejournal.com/15293.html

http://community.livejournal.com/meta_writer/11992.html

http://community.livejournal.com/meta_writer/11369.html

http://c-smith-author.livejournal.com/20968.html

I snagged some links from [personal profile] lit_gal in this post (LJ user)



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