Thursday, June 11, 2015

Big Brother style review censorship--
excerpt from Christoph Fischer's blog...

Dear Readers,

A few weeks ago I woke up to this message:

Hello from 
We are writing to inform you that we have removed your review privileges and suppressed all of your reviews. Any new reviews written will automatically be suppressed. We took this action because you have failed to comply with our review guidelines and manipulated product reviews. For detailed information on the guidelines, please visit:

Surprised and curious I asked them for clarification on the matter but have had no personal reply to my appeal. Amazon removed all of the reviews I wrote: 1700 of them without discussion or ‘trial’. Eventually I received this:


We’ve removed Customer Reviews left by your account because it’s come to our attention that you have violated our policies by manipulating Customer Reviews. Any attempt to manipulate ratings, feedback, or Customer Reviews is prohibited.
After reviewing your account, we’ve determined that your reviews will remain removed from the site. For more information, please review our Customer Review Guidelines
( We will not be able to offer any additional insight or action on this matter.

We appreciate your cooperation,
Review Moderator

To read Cristoph Fischer's complete post, please click on "Censored."

Trolls are welcome, but not bonafide book reviewers...

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