NCOSE: Alexa's porn gaffe just tip of the iceberg

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Amazon AlexaThe National Center on Sexual Exploitation is pressuring Amazon.com – arguably the world's largest Internet-based retailer – to rigorously enforce its written policy against selling smut.

A child recently posed a request to Alexa, Amazon's intelligent personal assistant, to play a popular children's song, but instead Amazon with information that included graphic pornographic language.

Amazon apologized for the incident and resolved it, but Haley Halverson of the NCOSE tells OneNewsNow that's not enough. "[The website] features thousands of pornography-related items," she says, "and so far Amazon has refused to remove [them]."

Halverson explains that the site continues to sell eroticized child nudity photography books and dolls, hardcore pornographic films, and other obscene items ranging from T-shirts to baby clothes.

Halverson

"What's interesting about this," she says, "is that Amazon actually, on its policy, says that it does not allow these types of items – pornographic items – and yet it's not being proactive, not policing its own website in order to make sure that that policy becomes a reality."

NCOSE is conducting a petition drive on its website that allows individuals to send a direct email to Amazon officials asking that the retailer get out of the porn business.

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