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Published : Sunday, 31 May, 2020 at 11:32 PM  Count : 202

Amazon removes racist messages

Amazon removes racist messages

Amazon.com Inc said it was removing certain images after messages using extremely strong racist abuse appeared on some listings on its UK website when users searched for Apple's AirPods and other similar products.

The message sparked outrage on Twitter, with the topic "AirPods" trending in the United Kingdom.

"We are removing the images in question and taking action against the bad actor," an Amazon spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. He didn’t elaborate further on the “bad actor”.

Messages screenshots and video grabs were trending on Twitter as users shared photos.

The lists with the offensive messages were no longer visible on the Amazon UK website and it is not clear how long they were there.

In April, a number of Amazon's foreign websites, including UK domains, were added to markets known for counterfeiting and piracy concerns in the U.S. trade regulator's "infamous markets" report.

Amazon strongly disagreed with the report at the time, describing it as "pure political work."-Internet


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