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Is Goodreads’ New Review Policy Censorship?



Just in time for Banned Books Week, the Internet’s largest book-review site is hosting a meltdown over a new policy that many of its members feel is a blatant act of censorship.

The problem that Goodreads attempted to solve in its recently announced review policy update was one that has plagued the publishing community and book blogosphere for some time: the issue of authors and reviewers behaving badly. Last year, authors angry at reviewers for leaving negative feedback spawned a campaign to “stop the Goodreads bullies” [STGRB], which in turn has made a habit of harassing and calling out negative reviewers. Read more…

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