Although racist products are prohibited on Amazon, Google and Wish according to their policies, not only have neo-Nazi items been available for sale, but the platforms’ algorithms have been promoting the white supremacist merchandise.
Amazon was selling a flag with a Celtic Cross, a popular white supremacist symbol, while Wish was selling Ku Klux Klan-themed products and the page was recommending “related items”, such as a hood and a Celtic Cross.
The revelations came following an investigation by the BBC.
The companies each released a statement:
Amazon said: “The products in question are no longer available and we’ve taken action on the bad actors that offered the products and violated our policies.”
Google said: “We don’t allow ads or products that are sold on our platforms that display shocking content or promote hatred. We enforce these policies vigorously and take action when we determine they are breached.”
Wish said: “We are working hard to remove these items and taking additional steps to prevent such items appearing again.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism has previously been in contact with online retailers over neo-Nazi merchandise available for sale.