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Amazon re-training employees after mistakenly blocking Christian ads

Amazon is retraining its staff after incorrectly blocking several Christian sellers from advertising online for crosses, Bibles and religious symbols and statements. After one person who has sold “Christian Fashion Gifts” on the platform for two years had an ad blocked, the seller asked Amazon why. In an email, the company said the content of the ads — which included images of Christian apparel with biblical quotes on them — violated its new policy, adding that other sellers with similar language about religion would soon get taken down as well. “The other sellers who are currently advertising religious related products are doing incorrect practice, which may lead to their account suspension,” Amazon’s rep told the sell ...