Amazon waited 3 YEARS to remove pro-rape dating books?!; Target redacts book keywords; Predatory Publishers – UK; Whispers and Warnings – 09/13/2018

Amazon waited 3 YEARS to remove pro-rape dating books?!; Target redacts book keywords; Predatory Publishers – UK; Whispers and Warnings – 09/13/2018

It took Amazon THREE YEARS to finally remove this guy’s pro-rape dating books?!
Amazon – Stop Selling RooshV (Daryush Valizadeh) Rape Books
“They’re making money from a man telling other men how to overcome and rape women.”

A city’s “attorney-client” privilege vs. the 1st Amendment – interesting case:
Weekly prevails in court, judge denies city of Greenfield’s lawsuit seeking an injunction.
“The Weekly published the story and quoted the relevant documents, and posted them online. The issue: the documents in question, authored by the firm Lozano Smith—which is Greenfield’s city attorney—are marked attorney-client privilege. That means they are meant to be kept confidential between those parties, and are exempt from the California Public Records Act.”

Did Target redact keywords from book descriptions?
Publishers Call Out Target for ‘Censoring’ Book Descriptions
“…several books having to do with LGBTQ issues continue to feature redacted words…”

Predatory publishers are a problem around the world.
The Radiance of Banality: Predatory Publishers in the UK (Part Two) – Henry Coburn | Guest Post
“Once I arrived back up on the top floor, I was accosted by (the CEO) a tall, young Indian man dressed in an outrageous polyester suit that was so shiny I could see my face in it, iridescent gold trainers, and was wearing shades that shielded his eyes (even indoors and in December)…”

Houston Chronicle ousts their own “fake news” reporter.
A note from the editor of the Houston Chronicle
“Our own researchers, after an initial review, had difficulty finding a number of sources cited in Ward’s most recent reports.”

Does Amazon farm out these services to distance themselves from controversy?
Missing wages, grueling shifts, and bottles of urine: The disturbing accounts of Amazon delivery drivers may reveal the true human cost of ‘free’ shipping
“Many of these drivers also described a physically demanding work environment in which, under strict time constraints, they felt pressured to drive at dangerously high speeds, blow stop signs, and urinate in bottles on their trucks.”

 

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One Response to "Amazon waited 3 YEARS to remove pro-rape dating books?!; Target redacts book keywords; Predatory Publishers – UK; Whispers and Warnings – 09/13/2018"

  1. editor@inklingbooks.com  September 13, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Quote: “It took Amazon THREE YEARS to finally remove this guy’s pro-rape dating books.”

    Remove or merely hide? When I lived in Seattle, I knew a software developer for another major tech firm who told me she knew developers that Amazon had tasked with coming up with ways to hide hard-core porn books and worse from all but a few with those tastes.

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