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Reimagining women’s sport…what do we need to do to change the game?

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Tom Corbett
Group Head of Sponsorships and Media at Barclays
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Creative Director at Iris
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Senior Reporter at The Drum

Amazon pulls 'fantasy' e-books depicting rape, incest and bestiality

Amazon has pulled abuse themed e-books from Kindle stores after a report from an online magazine revealed the retailer was hosting material with titles suggesting rape, incest and bestiality.

Pulled: Amazon has removed a number of 'fantasy' e-books

The ‘fantasty’ e-books had titles such as ‘Taking My Drunk Daughter’ and some had front covers with images depicting young girls with bruises who appeared to be crying.

The BBC reported on Saturday that Amazon had removed books specifically listed by online magazine The Kernel.

The e-books, hosted in the self-published section, breach Amazon content guidelines, which state: “We don’t accept pornography or offensive descriptions of graphic sexual acts.

“We also don’t accept offensive content, excessively graphic or violent material, or excessive use of foul language.”

However, a quick investigation by the BBC showed that Amazon’s search function was automatically suggesting explicit topics to users using related keywords without any age verification filters being prompted.

According to the report, other retailers stocking similarly themed books included WHSmith and Barnes and Noble.

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