Facebook and Google are becoming infamous with conservative groups over Censorship in social media and on the internet. Now it appears that another business giant is joining the fight against conservative thought and ideas. If you want to market a conservative book then Amazon may not be the platform for you to use. That is the experience that is revealed in the article from the American Thinker.
As Written By Karen McQuillan for the American Thinker:
Google shouldn’t feel lonely in its attacks on free thought. Amazon engages in book censorship – when the author is Israeli, and the book, A History of the Palestinian People by Assaf Voll (pictured), is a blank book, a satire on Palestinian claims to be the indigenous people with an ancient history in the Holy Land.
The book in question had very strong sales and could rightfully be called an “internet sensation” before it was pulled by Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
A History of the Palestinian People ranked #2 in the bestseller category for Israel and Palestine (beating out Michael’s Oren’s seminal book on the Six Day War; several recently published left-leaning books; and even Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s terrific Start-Up Nation: the Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, which came in at #10). In the Middle East History category it also rose to the number two spot; and in the All Books category it reached a respectable ranking of #341.
The book … was described as the “fruit of many years of research” and proclaimed itself to be the most comprehensive and extensive review of some 3,000 years of Palestinian history, with emphasis on the Palestinian people’s unique contribution to the world and to humanity.” (snip)
mazon yanked Voll’s book in two days. The Jerusalem Post reports that Amazon caved to an organized campaign by Palestinian activists:
Voll says that Amazon sent him a message explaining their decision to remove the book … “During a quality assurance review of your CSP catalogue, we found that your book(s) are resulting in a disappointing customer experience. Indicators of a poor customer experience may include customer refunds and feedback. As a result, the following book(s) have been removed from sale on Amazon.”
Welcome to the new world of our digital corporate giants, who cave to SJW and pro-jihadi activists but stand on principle when conservatives………