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Amazon removes 'abuse' ebooks from Kindle Store

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2013 16:45

Amazon removes 'abuse' ebooks from Kindle Store Amazon has removed several "abuse-themed" ebooks from its Kindle Store after they were pointed out in media reports.
The ebooks on question reportedly depicted rape, incest and bestiality, in clear violation of Amazon's policies. The titles are all self-published material, and Amazon and other retailers get a cut of the sale.

Barnes & Noble are also removing similar themed ebooks after they were brought to its attention.

"When there are violations to the content policy that are brought to our attention, either through our internal process or from a customer or external source, we have a rapid response team in place to appropriately categorize or remove the content in accordance with our policy," Barnes & Noble said in a statement.

The BBC News website also found that yhe search function automatically suggested explicit topics to users typing seemingly innocuous keywords, without age verification or other restrictions.

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