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Amazon’s Digital Book Burning

Just like several other online conglomerates, Amazon has followed suite in censorship. On Sunday, author Ryan T. Anderson said it was brought to his attention the online store took down his book When Harry Became Sally: Responding To The Transgender Moment.

Anderson’s book was published in 2018 and quickly became a bestseller due to his take on children experiencing gender dysphoria. He states that children in particular should not be allowed to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

Now if you search for Anderson’s book on Amazon “sorry we can’t find that” page appears.

This isn’t the first time Amazon has blocked a book targeting transgender conversations. In 2020 the site blocked paid ads for Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.

Tony Katz argues books are supposed to be offensive, to question, to provoke thought. Taking down a book you don’t take to is, well…

 “It’s digital book burning. That’s EXACTLY what it is.”

Amazon has not commented about taking the book off their site.

Anderson’s book is available at Barnes & Nobel’s, Good Reads, and other booksellers.

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