Amazon criticised for selling films promoting conspiracy theories on Prime
OK, Prime video has some nutters on it.
But as concern over online misinformation mounts The Sunday Telegraph can reveal it is also propagating the bizarre fantasies of Alex Jones and David Icke.
Mr Jones is a leading figure in the so-called US alt-right, known for his paranoid anti-government rants online.
OK. And here’s the kicker:
Amazon’s dissemination of conspiracy theories as part of a service challenging traditional television is likely to stoke debate over regulation.
The BBC and Channel 4 are demanding rule to ensure their programmes – which are produced under strict rules of accuracy – are guaranteed prominence as a shift to on-demand viewing via apps instead of channel menus accelerates.
On-demand-only programming is currently subject to much more relaxed regulation, although the Government has signalled a crackdown is in the works. Amazon did not respond to requests for comment.
They do indeed want to censor.
And they can go boil their heads, too.