Is Amazon.com Censoring Negative Reviews Of Scientology Books? Sure Looks Like It
When will they ever learn? You just can't mess with the interbutts. First it was YouTube, who cowered in fear, when it suppressed free speech and fair use by pulling the leaked Tom Cruise Video, then it was Ebay allowing the Church of Scientology to yank post-consumer e-meters off its website, now it's Amazon pulling negative reviews of Dianetics.
These are enormous, multi-million dollar companies acquiescing to a so-called religion, which has the structure of a pyramid scheme with a rich history of illegal and collusive activities to defraud and manipulate its members and the public at large.
The perceived threat which has caused Ebay, YouTube, Amazon and even social network sites like Digg to cow-tow to the CoS is litigious. The Church of Scientology has a history of socking individuals and corporations alike with spurious lawsuits which they either don't intend to pursue, have no hope of winning and use simply to frighten people into doing what they want.
This author documented his interaction with AMAZON.COM on his reviews of Dianetics being deleted repeatedly, this is only an excerpt, I suggest you read the whole thing:
On February 21, someone posted on Reddit that Amazon had deleted (virtually) all negative reviews of the book again. Mine was included again. This time I was sincerely surprised and disappointed, because I think my review was completely legitimate and I restricted my comments to the substance of the book itself, rather than any attack on the author or speculation on how this was an elaborate ruse to become rich. So, I wrote them again.
A review I recently wrote of Dianetics and it was deleted. I was told this was because I discussed authors and their intentions in the review. I re-wrote it focusing exclusively on the content of the book and the style of writing and this review has been deleted as well, even though over 150 users and 99% found it useful. Please explain to me why this review was deleted.
I've checked both the reviews for "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" and see that they doesn't follow our guidelines.Continued on the next page