Amazon Deletes Reviews of Conservative Authors with No Explanation

Amazon Deletes Reviews of Conservative Authors with No Explanation, by Megan Fox.

Amazon frightened many conservative authors this week in a mass deletion of reviews. Some authors lost almost 100 reviews on their published works. Others lost all the reviews they had ever written on Amazon. Some lost both. …

“I asked several independent authors about the review losses when it occurred,” [Jon Del Arroz, a science fiction author who was banned from Worldcon earlier this year] told PJM. “My left-wing author contacts said they didn’t lose any reviews, but the right-wing authors who are members of a group called the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance all lost an incredible amount of reviews,” continued Del Arroz. “One author said he lost seventy-seven on his books, which is devastating. I believe the CLFA was targeted by an extreme alt-left troll mob running an email harassment campaign to Amazon who were enabled by a rogue Amazon employee.” …

[Declan] Finn agrees with Del Arroz on the rogue employee theory. “Amazon has had employees go rogue before. The publisher Castalia House had one of their books temporarily pulled because an employee went rogue, so it’s happened before.” Castalia House is the home of much-maligned editor Vox Day, who is not shy about his strong anti-SJW activism and efforts to publish more conservative entertainment in every genre.