Now it seems Amazon may have made a few changes, too.
The ecommerce giant has long been known for its refusal to take a political stand about, well, anything. For instance, activists for years have lobbied it to stop advertising on Breitbart to no avail. Similarly, people have called for Amazon to stop selling Infowars/Alex Jones products, which the company seems to still be doing. This includes streaming some of Jones’s controversial movies, which promulgate his conspiracy theories.
“On Amazon, @MorningTech found 9 Alex Jones movies available for streaming on Prime. One suggests a government plot for global extermination. And one of his books available online suggests 9/11 was orchestrated by the U.S. government pic.twitter.com/doh0mSuyG6”
— Cristiano Lima (@viaCristiano) August 7, 2018
But Amazon wasn’t just selling the products–it was sort of recommending them. A Politico story from this morning noted that many Jones products had the “Amazon’s Choice” logo on it, which is an internal stamp of approval for certain items on the platform. Now, it seems Amazon has taken the “Choice” designation away from Jones’s products.