The day before Cyber Monday, Amazon’s largest shopping event of the year, the company faced yet another controversy 在进攻的项目在其网站上销售。上周日,亚马逊树圣诞饰品取下,开瓶器等产品特色的奥斯威辛集中营,最大的纳粹集中营的照片在哪里比历史学家更估计一万人,他们中的大多数犹太人被杀害在大屠杀。公司 took down the products after the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland publicly called on Amazon to act.

“Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful,” a tweet from the museum’s official Twitter account read.

“所有销售商都必须遵守我们的销售方针和那些不将受到处分,包括他们的潜力去除账户,”在一份声明中对亚马逊称代言人。 “在产品中去过的问题已删除。”亚马逊 policy on "Offensive and Controversial Materials" bans the sale of “products related to human tragedies and natural disasters,” except for books, movies, and music.

The Auschwitz Museum uncovered more items on Amazon Monday that featured pictures of the concentration camp, including a beach towel printed with a photograph of the notorious German sign at its entrance that reads “Arbeit macht frei,” or work sets you free. The Washington Post discovered similar products, including a Valentine’s Day keychain featuring an image of Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial with the words “I love you” printed over it.

The Auschwitz Museum noted that Wish, another ecommerce platform, was selling 圣诞树饰品与集中营的照片,也是如此。表示该公司希望代言人“对包含可恶的字符或消息的任何产品实施严格的容忍政策。”在Twitter上,愿望 apologized for the items, and said that it does its “best to monitor the listings that are uploaded by sellers who use our platform.”

Amazon and other ecommerce companies have long struggled to remove counterfeit items and offensive products listed for sale among the millions of third-party merchants who use their sites. In January, Amazon took down items 像浴垫和鞋垫,从可兰经经文从理事会美国伊斯兰关系接到投诉后功能。去年夏天,它去掉一个纳粹项链,包括项目后 a report highlighting the products was published by two progressive advocacy groups.

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詹姆斯·汤姆森,前员工和合作伙伴在亚马逊买箱专家公司,咨询谁与亚马逊卖家表示,该公司确实做了一些自动筛选项目上去销售之前。 “如果您有您的物品的某些字词,亚马逊会发现他们马上,”我说,像武器或毒品。但人类不要手动审查每个产品,以及大量违反亚马逊的政策品通过裂缝下降。

了解什么是少的进攻是如何创建并在第一时间列出的项目。当然,有些几乎是卖家的工作故意仇恨或种族主义思想推动,传播那些无论想法的方式来赚钱(或两者)。

但许多这些清单很可能日益自动化的电子商务景观的不幸副产品。在这个世界上,卖家试图通过提供数量庞大的项目,以填补轻松定制消费每利基想象来赚取利润。一个商人,例如,可能会充斥市场随着 thousands of posters featuring different and sometimes incredibly obscure inspirational quotes, in the hopes that some pay off.

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两个亚马逊商家出售WHO奥斯威辛为主题的圣诞饰品,hqiyaols装饰和fcheng,仍然在平台上活跃的卖家。两者都提供一个看似无休止目前阵列图像等装饰品来自世界各地,包括在西班牙的一所教堂,到风景如画的房子在德国纽伦堡,并在柬埔寨丰富多彩笏。似乎没有要任何韵或理由,为什么一个地点被选择了另一个,几乎没有任何装饰物有一个单一的审查。

因为这是装饰品很可能不存在,直到有人买一个。让他们背后的卖家创造了各种巨大的电子商务网,设计为捕捉来自坎伯兰,肯塔基州,寻找家乡为主题的圣诞饰品日志一个人到当他们亚马逊。当发生这种情况,谁是背后fcheng可以打印图像到陶瓷装饰品,并将其发送给幸运买家。在此期间,他们没有坐在昂贵的库存,并且它不花费他们任何东西继续挂牌等地设有亚马逊装饰品。

Many of the pictures these sellers use—including one of Auschwitz—can be traced back to Pixabay, a site offering images that it says can be downloaded for free and used for almost any purpose without needing to credit the photographer who took them. Last year, The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal similarly traced the images used by a merchant selling posters to Pixabay.

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无论是不明确的商人喜欢在散装奥斯威辛博物馆利用计算机脚本或其他工具产品列表发现的那些,和亚马逊拒绝透露其是否依靠自动化他们认为。这些卖家的商品都散发出计算机生成的一些怪诞。遇到他们就像是在一个奇怪的数字神器,消费产品设计,以满足人类的愿望可能永远存在的绊脚石。

当商人依靠大量的这种策略,但是,他们创造鬼山亚马逊等电子商务产品的公司需要称职的兽医,否则就有可能面临他们喜欢的一个丑闻本周展开。在这些规模经营的公司,有没有简单的解决方案。奥斯威辛像圣诞饰品可能只是在做业务的方式亚马逊的成本。


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