Amazon, the dominant force in publishing by a hitherto unimaginable amount, almost to the point of monopoly in essence, if not technically, turns out to be a book banner straight out of “Fahrenheit 451.”
The most recent example of this horrendous, anti-free speech behavior is the sudden disappearance of “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” by Ryan T. Anderson. …
I … cannot imagine anything that would merit this treatment when Amazon sells “The Anarchist Cookbook,” “frequently bought together” (in their parlance) with the “U. S. Army Improvised Munitions Handbook” and “U. S. Army Guide to Unconventional Warfare.” “Mein Kampf” is also available.
We are obviously in the era of the New Corporate Dictators (Zuckerberg, Bezos, Dorsey, and whoever of multiple leaders is presently ruling Google/Alphabet) who are arguably as powerful as the conventional kind, more powerful in the crucial area of mind control.
Just today Facebook, bowing to the Sons of Goebbels at Media Matters, has, a second time, removed an interview with former President of the United States Donald Trump ….
Amazon now has a virtual monopoly on book selling. I recently found out, to my dismay, that Amazon took over (and now owns) Book Depository — way back in 2011! Btw, Book Depository was started by an ex-Amazon employee.