Amazon Overtakes Walmart as Top Retailer Outside China: Report

August 18th, 2021 6:35 PM

Amazon and its third-party sellers have outsold Walmart for the year, according to a report from The New York Times.

The sales make the online retailer the largest retailer outside China. This year also marks the first year that a company outsold Walmart since 1990.

Online shoppers spent more than $610 billion on Amazon for the year, well exceeding Walmart’s reported sales of  $566 billion, according to The Times.

While Amazon’s power grows, some are concerned about Amazon’s censorship of books from right-of-center thinkers as well as its privacy policy.

In July, two Amazon employees resigned in protest of the company’s decision to continue selling “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” a book that explores transgenderism in teenage girls.

The book analyzes what author Abigail Shrier, says is a “trans epidemic” of young girls identifying as transgender. 

Selene Xenia, a transgender software engineer formerly employed by Amazon, said she left the company in protest of Amazon’s decision to continue to sell the book. 

“The book literally has [craze] in the title and considers being transgender a mental illness in many senses throughout the book,” Xenia said. “I found it extremely hypocritical for Amazon to say that it would stock this book and not another similar one,” she added, referring to the company’s decision to stop selling “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” in March.

Additionally, Amazon reportedly banned America’s Frontline Doctors from using its Amazon Web Services (AWS) product over the group’s views on COVID-19. 

Amazon also altered its policy “to explicitly forbid books that promote ‘hate speech,’” according to Just The News, “a major rule change that could be used to rationalize action against a broader range of books sold by the digital retail giant." Some users have also accused Amazon of deleting negative reviews of books written by famous liberals to help positive reviews take precedence.

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