Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Amazon accused of anti-abortion bias

From The Independent

Amazon, the online bookseller, has been thrust centre-stage in the American abortion debate as pro-choice groups expressed anger that customers typing in "abortion" were offered listings on adoption.

The company was forced to defend itself against suggestions it had given a political slant to results from its supposedly neutral search technology.

Campaigners complained that requests for information on abortion generated the response "Did you mean adoption?" at the top of the page. They expressed their suspicion that Amazon was tampering with its search results to appease pro-life groups, and expressing what appeared to be an "editorial position".

Halfwise comment:

If the abortion lobby has good arguments, why do they need to attempt to smother an opinion they disagree with?

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