Amazon U-turn in face of pedophile guide fury

If we are going to have censorship at all, this is how it should be: Not government regulation but public disapproval bringing weight to bear
"The online retailer Amazon has bowed to threats of a mass boycott over its decision to sell a guide to pedophilia.

Amazon quietly stopped sales of the self-published electronic book The Paedophile's Guide to Love & Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code Of Conduct yesterday, a day after defending it on the grounds of free speech.

The e-book went on sale two weeks ago but hit the headlines only after news of its publication spread among users of Facebook and Twitter, prompting widespread fury and calls for it to be pulled. The outrage was further fuelled when Amazon said that, while they "do not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, we do support the rights of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions. believes it is censorship not to sell certain titles because we believe their message is objectionable".


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