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Biden administration pressured Amazon to censure books that questioned COVID vaccines

Posted on AllSides February 6th, 2024
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Senior Biden administration aides summoned Amazon officials to the White House during the height of the pandemic to discuss “propaganda and misinformation” in books for sale on the retail giant’s website that questioned the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

White House officials “spent a week berating Amazon” in March 2021 over books related to “vaccine misinformation” and asked what steps company officials could take “to reduce the visibility of these titles,” according to Amazon emails released Monday by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican.

The Amazon pressure campaign overseen by Andy Slavitt, who was Mr. Biden’s senior adviser...

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