the-digital-reader.com
Did Amazon Fix the Porn Problem in the Kindle Store? | The Digital Reader
NBC News reported earlier this week that Amazon is pitching porn to teen girls: It has been nearly four months since Martha Welter first alerted Amazon.com that a search for “teen books for girls” yielded scores of pornographic books on its website. Not only are the books still there, but dozens more have been added, many of them more graphic than before. ...Welter, a frequent Amazon shopper, began her search by typing the word "teen" into Amazon’s search box. A drop-down menu suggested a search for "Teen Books for Girls," so she clicked on it, and then looked for the newest books available. "I go through the first page, and that’s fine," she said. "And I go to the second page, and there I find adult picture books -- adult, pornographic picture books." And not just a few: NBC5 Investigates replicated Welter’s search at the time, and found that 91 out of a total of 140 books featured as Amazon’s newest "teen books for girls," were, in fact, adult picture books, most with graphic covers that were impossible to avoid while paging through the search results. As shocking as this news story may be, I have to say that I am puzzled. I tried [...]