During the campaign, many suspected that powerful business interests in America were doing anything they could possibly do in their failed effort to get donor-friendly Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton elected president.
Now it appears as though they are still working behind the scenes to help her. Online retail giant Amazon’s billionaire founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is a Democrat and an outspoken Clinton backer, and it should come as little shock that he used his company to try to change public perception about the unsuccessful candidate.
Hillary Clinton recently released a book titled What Happened about the 2016 campaign and her attempts to come to grips with the fact that she lost. One of the retailers that pushed Clinton’s book the hardest was, not coincidentally, Amazon, which wields significant control over the publishing industry.
In a report from the British Telegraph newspaper, employees at the company have been actively scrubbing bad reviews of the book online. Stated the report, “Amazon has been monitoring and deleting reviews after Hillary Clinton’s new book was greeted with a torrent of criticism on the day it was released.”
It detailed, “Few of the one-star reviews remain on the website, but reports and screengrabs show that reviewers used the space to criticise the former First Lady and spread conspiracy theories about her and Bill Clinton. One one-star review, which remains on the website at the time of writing, reads: ‘Read all the promotional excerpts, which combined come close to book length – pretty good novel. It is fiction, isn’t it? Surely, someone is playing a joke.’” Are you disgusted that Amazon would censor users to help Hillary?