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Washington Free Beacon

Amazon steps up censorship campaign against conservative content

Santi Ruiz

February 23, 2021

Amazon pulled a bestseller on transgender issues from its online store on Sunday without explanation.

Author Ryan T. Anderson tweeted on Sunday that his book, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, had been removed. At the time of writing, the book was not available on Amazon either in physical form, as an e-book, or as an audiobook, although Anderson’s four other books remain up.

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Amazon did not respond to Washington Free Beacon requests for comment, and Anderson said he had not received an explanation for the removal of When Harry Became Sally, which climbed to the top of Amazon’s natural law and LGBT issues book lists when it was released in 2018.

"It’s not about how you say it, it’s not about how rigorously you argue it, it’s not about how charitably you present it. It’s about whether you dissent from a new orthodoxy," Anderson told the Free Beacon. He noted the book had garnered public support from multiple professors of psychology at higher education institutions.

Roger Kimball, president of Anderson’s publisher Encounter Books, told the Free Beacon that Amazon had not responded to requests for an explanation. "I felt like it was one of those pictures of Stalin where Nikolai Yezhov is just photoshopped out of the picture," he said. Kimball said Amazon commands a substantial majority of Encounter’s book sales, but that Encounter is investing in other distribution options.

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American oligarchs,cheered on by leftist politicians,are conducting digital book burnings @Amazon
banned a thoughtful & well researched book on a complicated issue
We reached out Amazon yesterday for an explanation So far they feel no need to respond

 

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Senators Push For Answers on Amazon Book Ban

Four U.S. senators asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for an explanation after his company removed the book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by conservative scholar, Ryan T. Anderson, from all Amazon platforms.

In the letter, Sens. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), Mike Lee (R., Utah), Mike Braun (R., Ind.), and Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) say that "Amazon has been unable to provide a sufficient explanation as to how Anderson’s book, which reached the top of two of Amazon's best-seller lists before it was even released in 2018, supposedly violated a vague, undefined ‘offensive content’ standard." They also note that "by removing this book from its marketplaces and services, Amazon has unabashedly wielded its outsized market share to silence an important voice merely for the crime of violating woke groupthink.":snip:

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1 hour ago, Geee said:

Senators Push For Answers on Amazon Book Ban

Four U.S. senators asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for an explanation after his company removed the book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by conservative scholar, Ryan T. Anderson, from all Amazon platforms.

In the letter, Sens. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), Mike Lee (R., Utah), Mike Braun (R., Ind.), and Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) say that "Amazon has been unable to provide a sufficient explanation as to how Anderson’s book, which reached the top of two of Amazon's best-seller lists before it was even released in 2018, supposedly violated a vague, undefined ‘offensive content’ standard." They also note that "by removing this book from its marketplaces and services, Amazon has unabashedly wielded its outsized market share to silence an important voice merely for the crime of violating woke groupthink.":snip:

Dear Senators Rubio, Lee

We're Amazon, we don't have to answer your silly little question.

 

Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!

Jeff Bezos (Master Of  The Universe)

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