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Amazon & WHSmith Found Selling “Rape Porn”. Cue Twitterstorm

Online booksellers under fire for selling books with themes of rape and incest.

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

Hot on the heels of the PriceHound controversy, a new investigation has found that online retailers such as Amazon and WHSmith have been selling ebooks about rape and incest, with titles such as Taking My Drunk Daughter and Daddy Came In My Room.

It’s been reported that since the investigation was published, Amazon has begun removing the specific titles mentioned, and the author of “Daddy Came In My Room” has changed the title of her book to “He Came In My Room” to “adhere to the new Amazon search policy.”

Barnes & Noble have released a statement, saying that there were titles available in the NOOK store that were in “violation” of its content policy and was in the process of removing them:

“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.”

WHSmith reportedly shut down their website in an effort to quickly remove the titles in question.

It appears that Twitterstorm Outrage surrounding the controversy is currently at a stages four and five.


Robbie

@quetiapineFella

Amazon, WHSmith Selling Rape And Incest Porn http://t.co/WGEn2bqpU3 via @HuffPostUK is there anything amazon won’t sell ?

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Moms Against Media

@MomAgainstMedia

Amazon Accused of $$$ from Selling Illegal Porn – Retailers Offer Violent Porn, Incest, Child Rape as Erotic Lit. http://t.co/hkUQOhdsGq

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⚓ jUSTiNE ❤️

@ijustq

Ewwwww wtf???????? RT @HuffPostUK SHOCK Amazon, WHSmith Selling Rape And Incest Porn http://t.co/nHgO0N11q0

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Amazing: http://t.co/hRhd7j6r5U Commenting to a paper is not a 'campaign', and shops deciding not to sell rape/abuse porn isn't censorship.

— Jeremy Duns (@jeremyduns)

Jeremy Duns

@jeremyduns

Amazing: http://t.co/hRhd7j6r5U Commenting to a paper is not a ‘campaign’, and shops deciding not to sell rape/abuse porn isn’t censorship.

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Wow. WTF? RT @MetroUK: Amazon and WHSmith under fire for selling ‘rape porn’ eBooks http://t.co/iBpQjIkxeq #fb

— Matthew Cooper (@matt02392)

Matthew Cooper

@matt02392

Wow. WTF? RT @MetroUK: Amazon and WHSmith under fire for selling ‘rape porn’ eBooks http://t.co/iBpQjIkxeq #fb

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Cate Sevilla is the UK managing editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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