[LOOK] Is Amazon gaming the system for Hillary’s new book?

Hillary Clinton What Happened
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Copies of Hillary Clinton's new book "What Happened" sit on a shelf before a book signing event at Barnes and Noble bookstore September 12, 2017 in New York City. Clinton's book, which focuses on her 2016 election loss to President Donald Trump, goes on sale today. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton’s new book is out — and while her book is one long attempt to convince herself that the version of reality in her head is true, Amazon is helping her stay within that bubble.

It’s only Day Two, and Hillary’s book has already racked up nearly 1,100 Amazon reviews, averaging three stars.

But, the fact of the matter is, the average review would be even lower, if it weren’t for Amazon removing hundreds of one-star reviews.

As Yahoo News reported yesterday:

Amazon has been monitoring and deleting reviews after Hillary Clinton’s new book was greeted with a torrent of criticism on the day it was released.

Few of the one-star reviews remain on the website, but reports and screengrabs show that reviewers used the space to criticize the former First Lady and spread conspiracy theories about her and Bill Clinton.

One one-star review, which remains on the website at the time of writing, reads: “Read all the promotional excerpts, which combined come close to book length –- pretty good novel. It is fiction, isn’t it? Surely, someone is playing a joke.”

Amazon is rarely moved to delete reviews so publicly, although in November negative comments under a book by anti-Trump broadcaster Megyn Kelly appeared to be removed by the retailer. 

That of course, was as of yesterday. Obviously the wave of one-star reviews has continued into the book’s second day, hence the 3-star average rating. In fact, as of this writing, 30 percent of all reviews on the book are one star — as are the reviews voted “most helpful.”

Who knows how much longer those reviews will be up for?

It’s hardly the first time a corporation engaged in censorship to protect the sensibilities of a Leftist. After alleged-comedian Amy Schumer’s “comedy” special went up on Netflix, it got so many one-star reviews that the video-streaming service changed their rating system entirely to a “thumbs up/thumbs down” system. She blamed the low ratings on the “alt-right,” rather than the fact that she doesn’t say anything remotely funny throughout the entire comedy special.

And, though they slashed the price on Day One to boost sales, least Amazon isn’t changing up their rating system for Hillary.

[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]

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