As Amazon, eBay Remove Confederate flags, Nazi Items on Sale


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Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc sharply cut the number of Confederate flag products on their sites a day after vowing to remove them, but in a sign of the difficulty of removing controversial content, Nazi-era memorabilia are listed on both sites.
eBay specifically bans their sale while Amazon bans the sale of “products that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance or promote organizations with such views.”

It is difficult to enforce a complete ban on controversial products, analysts said, because of technological hurdles in flagging and pulling down banned items.

“For Amazon and eBay, it’s a question of scale. eBay has had to work on everything from Nazi memorabilia to counterfeit jewelry and one of the hardest parts at their scale is to look at keywords, identify sellers with problems and flag issues,” said Derek Bambauer, a professor at the University of Arizona who specializes in…

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