Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Suppression of Free Speech Via Malicious "Attack" Book Reviews at Amazon.com and Sister Sites

A substantial problem with malicious book reviews at Amazon.com and their sister sites is that they constitute suppression of free speech in the name of free speech.

David Streitfeld has the story at The New York Times in A Casualty on the Battlefield of Amazon’s Partisan Book Reviews.

What makes these attacks even more malicious is that the book review posters are often anonymous, have often not even read the books in question, and are posting only because they are primarily interested in suppressing contrary views to their own.


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