Amazon.com is deleting bad reviews of Hillary Clinton's new book


RT reports, Sept. 15, 2017, that Amazon is accused of censorship after it removed hundreds of one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, What Happened, on the grounds that the reviews violated “community guidelines.”
According to Twitterer Wednesdayy, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, one day after Hillary’s book was released, Amazon had already deleted more than 1,500 one-star reviews:
 

An Amazon spokesperson told Fortune:

“In the case of a memoir, the subject of the book is the author and their views. It’s not our role to decide what a customer would view as helpful or unhelpful in making their decision. We do however have mechanisms in place to ensure that the voices of many do not drown out the voices of a few and we remove customer reviews that violate our community guidelines.

One reviewer, who gave the book a negative review, said Amazon deleted his review three times and that “If Amazon doesn’t like what we have to say, don’t ask for input.”
By deleting hundreds of one-star reviews, Hillary’s book managed to register five out of five stars from over 700 reviews, as of Friday morning. But ReviewMeta, a website that analyzes the authenticity of Amazon reviews, said that 25% of reviewers of Clinton’s book were “suspicious,” a designation it gives users who have only reviewed one title.
This is not the first time Amazon has suppressed negative book reviews. According to blogger Dave Chesson, Amazon has been using an automatic system to remove allegedly biased reviews since 2012. Recent examples include:

  • Last year, Amazon also deleted many one-star reviews for former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s  memoir, Settle for More, claiming the reviews were politically motivated.
  • In 2015, independent author Brenda Perlin said that one of her book reviews was deleted by Amazon because the company said she knew the author personally. Perlin wrote: “That blew me away. I mean, most of us indie authors know each other in one form or another. Mostly we know each other from social media. I mean, isn’t that why SOCIAL MEDIA got its name? I bought and read the book. There was no malice but I might as well been talking to a great big concrete wall. It was like having a conversation with robots? Maybe the robots have taken over the Amazon hemisphere because there was no humanity or reasoning with this so called ‘review appeals board’.”

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Christian Zionist
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Flood them people, I went to h.s with this witch on wheels, I’m going to write a very negative review…go for it, write as many as you can, you know what this vile filthy lying sack of cow dung really is.

chemtrailssuck
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If all else fails, give it 2 stars and then say “IT WAS HORRIBLE- DON’T BUY IT” in your title line. 🙂
IF the above doesn’t work, try for 3 stars. Or, try 5 stars and say IT WAS AWFUL.
Amazon stinks, I’m trying to buy books from other places. And, don’t go to whole foods, amazon bought them too.

Arche N.
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Arche N.

I am skeptical of Ms. Clinton’s statement in What Happened that she only thought of sticking pins in voodoo dolls representing reporters and Congresspersons she did not favor. Besides, just as prayer is affected by the spiritual intention of the petitioner, dark magick is largely effected by the intention of the practitioner. Her hate, in other words, had to have been toxic per se!

the postman
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Four days earlier on the “Wayback Machine”, there were 324 reviews, 39% of them were 5-star and 56% were 1-star. If you count the 2-star reviews, it jumps to 60%.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170912170953/https://www.amazon.com/What-Happened-Hillary-Rodham-Clinton/dp/1501175564

Bone Fish
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We know most major politician corporate speaking engagements and book deals are pay for favor money laundering schemes.
Go ahead, delete this Amazon …comment image?w=625&zoom=2

marblenecltr
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All one stars came from Russia. No, really, ya gotta believe me! Russia and Trump. Russia and Trump and Bernie. Russia, Trump, Bernie, and conservative powers. …

Christian Zionist
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These bozos on Amazon are saying that unless you bought the book from them, you cannot post a review, what a pile of unconscionable dung. Not everyone buys their books from Jeff Bezos’ Amazon. This is not what Amazon was ever about before. Time to dump them and tell them you’re fed up, They actually have a phone number you can call and tell them you bought the book elsewhere and you’re pissed as hell that you can’t post. Here’s the number of these jerks 1 (888) 280-4331 Call and let them have it big time. rotten no good one… Read more »

chemtrailssuck
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Goodreads.com is also a good place to post reviews. People have to go to alternatives when ever they can. Like stop using google, use duckduckgo.com or other search engines, use other places to buy books from like half price books or barnes and noble, stuff like that.

Tim Shey
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I don’t believe in accidents or coincidence, so this article must be a God thing or a God-incidence. I noticed a few days ago on my Amazon.com page (https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Shey/e/B00J7KDCC2/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0) that one of my books was selling for $243.00; another of my books was selling for $166.00. Either it is a typographical error or else someone at Amazon.com does not like me. If a book is selling for $243.00, no one is ever going to buy it.
Compare with Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Tim%20Shey%22;jsessionid=8D26763EAD2E82B8E6827C7D01E65B19.prodny_store02-atgap04?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Very interesting! Amazon is beginning to have a strangle hold on America because it has gotten to be so big. I personally am going to move away from purchasing o much from them–I just do not like the garbage they are pulling.

DCG
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I would expect this from Bezos.

D-FensDogG
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D-FensDogG

>>… According to Twitter on Wednesday, Sept. 13, one day after Hillary’s book was released, Amazon had already deleted more than 1,500 one-star reviews: Although I detest EVER defending Amazon.com (called by me “BigBitch.com”) in any way, shape, or form, I must concede that some, many, or most of those reviews were probably justifiably deleted. No one should be publicly reviewing a book unless they’ve actually read it (or read enough of it to make a reasonable judgment of it). There is no way I can believe that 1,500 people read Hellary’s book one day after its release and found… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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Well, well, well! The thief always returns to the scene of his crime, as it were. I am no friend of Hillary Clinton. But I am no friend of Jeff “Bozo” Bezos, either: The moral cretin knows he should be prosecuted under anti-trust legislation. Not to worry: It will not happen. This is the same Jeff “Bozo” Bezos who accepted $650 million dollars from the CIA to purchase the Washington Post, a veritable SNAKE PIT of POISONED JOURNALISM. And this means that everyone in the Beltway is in on the Joke, having hopped on board the Gravy Train of Grift.… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Soon it will be Michael Obongo and Al Frankin. What a duo. It’s getting harder to puke over this as my stomach is already empty. Watching Trump reveal his recent “conversion” to the Dark Side and the attendant praise from the whores of newsroom, I simply can’t be bothered any longer.
My advice is to get ourselves ready for the long haul. It’s going to be ugly.

MeThePeople
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MeThePeople

I wouldn’t read that schrew’s book if you tied me down and sewed my eyes open. Besides, she didn’t write it anyway. They got some commie skankataurus to do it. Hillary cannot form a complete sentence or a simple thought much less a “book”. Her time has come and passed. They think she’s going to run for President again? Better not or there will be mass suicides outside the polling places. Her motto will be “Make America A Piece of Crap Again”. And BTW, screw AMAZON. They are selling a lot of Chinese junk, and are so,anxious to ship fast,… Read more »

Maryaha
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the postman
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Lol!

D-FensDogG
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D-FensDogG

Instant classic. Ha! Thanks for the laugh.
~ D-FensDogG
Stephen T. McCarthy Reviews…

Dave
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Dave

Komrade Broom Hilda’s goons must have Polaroids involving Bezos.
However, this petty lunacy doesn’t meet my definition of censorship, as I reserve that term for goobermint interference because goobermint has guns.
Amazon does not.

  • At least not yet.
JFL
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JFL

I am new to the site as far as a member. I have been following you for several years and am a huge supporter, and frankly, stunned at the depth of content you provide– so, thank you. Sorry to leave this here, couldn’t find a “general mailbox” but PLEASE review the newest disney child mind programing effort,…the movie is coming in November??….Coco. Child wants to sing, family (destroy family) doesn’t understand him….thus he finds comfort in the DEAD..or family members that have passed (lots of skeleton characters of course…and they are friendly and nice of course….’death is good’)…story evolves around… Read more »

chemtrailssuck
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Check out duckduckgo.com for searches instead of googoo.
Harry Potter is very satan-inspired as well. Disney is not what it appears, if you read Brice Taylor’s novel “Thanks for the Memories” she mentions what happened to her in Disney. It’s horiffic.

John Molloy
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John Molloy

Trump made a mistake when he didn’t delete Hillary. Referring to Hillary and Bill as good people at the inauguration was a big mistake. Consequently inadvertently or not he gave Hillary cover along with the media who heart in her camp despite the fact that her intention was to destroy America.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

It is good to know that the Amazon spokesperson agrees with us that the many, that hate the book can drown out the few that actually like the book. There is a God.

dkolb2010
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dkolb2010

Amazon is just being ‘very’ cautious!
They have read Clinton’s Dead Body Count!

MeThePeople
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MeThePeople

AMAZON apparently employed similar polling techniques elsewhere;
like the 2016 campaign.
FAKENEWS, FAKEPOLLS, FAKE products (illegitimate knockoffs)
FAKE EVERYTHING
MAGA is not FAKE,

ManCavePatriot
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ManCavePatriot

Hildabeast has become the 21st Century ‘Harold Stassen’.

daveyone1
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Seumas
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Seumas

Lest we forget, this from the same scuzzbag company that openly defended an e-book that was a how-to guide for child molesters to sexually abuse children, anyone remember “the pedophiles guide to love and pleasure”, which this vile company refused to pull until they couldn’t keep the story under wraps, and someone decided to even use the media to lambast them? They still sell other pedophilic books, by the way (sally mann’s, among others, some using “art” as their excuse.), that e-book was just the one that got the most media attention at the time, and seems to have been… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Well, what went… either way, only folk with strong feelings commented (book itself must not be worth spit).comment image