Amazon, Google, And Wish Remove Neo-Nazi Products from being sold on their platforms. The Anti-Defamation League said that the companies needed to constantly be on top of what the algorithm is recommending. ADL said that the image featured on the flag was one of the most common white- supremacist symbols.
A shopper left stated in June “This is a Neo-Nazi flag. Amazon should not be profiting from this.” According to a reviewer, the flag would be good in parades and appreciated Amazon for it. Check out the details from the BBC website.
Amazon, Google, And Wish Remove Neo-Nazi Products
According to BBC, the three companies have removed neo-Nazi and white-supremacist products from being sold on their platforms. The white-supremacist flags, neo-Nazi books, and Ku Klux Klan merchandise were all available for sale.
However, one of the items found for sale on Amazon was a white-supremacist flag featuring a Celtic Cross. The Anti-Defamation League said that the image featured on the flag was one of the most common white-supremacist symbols. Amazon, Google, And Wish Remove Neo-Nazi Products
White Supremacist Flag Was Sold On Amazon
One shopper said in a review in June “ This is a neo-Nazi flag. Amazon should not be profiting from this.” However, all these products have now been removed by Amazon.
Wish recommended related items including a hood and a Celtic Cross, on the page for a Ku Klux Klan-themed cartoon. Amazon, Google, And Wish Remove Neo-Nazi Products
The Boogaloo group is a far-right liberation militia in the US. Tech giant (Google) also removed racist content from its Google Books and Google Play stores.
The Think Tank Demos has raised concerns that online algorithms can push shoppers towards hateful content. Josh Smith of Demos said, “ it often takes human investigation to work out that people are being led down this path.”
We enforce these policies vigorously and take action when we determine they are breached.”
Amazon told BBC “ the products in question are no longer available and we’ve taken action on the bad actors that offered the products and violated our policies.”
Wish said, “ We are working hard to remove these items and taking extra steps to prevent such items from appearing again.” Amazon, Google, And Wish Remove Neo-Nazi Products