Should Amazon Censor E-Books? Pedophilia Guide for Kindle Causes Uproar

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While many Amazon customers have been angered by a downloadable e-book claiming to be a pro-pedophilia guide, the online webstore is saying it is their right to sell the product, adding it would be censorship not to allow the product in their Kindle downloadable database.

In a statement to AOL’s TechCrunch, the company wrote, “Amazon believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable. Amazon does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts, however, we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions.”

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The book in question is The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure by Phillip R Greaves. It states in its product description that the book is an “attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certain rules for these adults to follow.” The author has written three other books, and although one is sexual in content none of his other books deal with pedophilia.

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