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November 2017
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Amazon Metadata Use

Books listed on Amazon which have metadata tags pertaining to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, are being classed as 'adult' and are losing their amazon sales rankings. This has caused an uproar among people in that community and others.

This link was provded by xanath in her journal. It at least offers some rational discussion of the situation.

Current Mood: calmcalm
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You might want to read this: http://blog.seattlepi.com/amazon/archives/166329.asp

It's a mess. 57,000 books got mislabeled, and evidently the problem came from amazonFrench; a programmer got confused as to what adult meant in other places.

I'm busy twitching over how...ill-timed that coincidence is. I'm having a hard time with the timing. I'm also marvelling at the cajones of the Amazon PR department at calling this a glitch. I'm pretty sure this mess is several magnitudes larger than a glitch.

Thanks for that link. It does make interesting reading.