Sep 19, 2017

Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients?

Amazon is to "Review" how products are presented on its website, following revelations about bomb-making ingredients for sale. The Amazon shopping basket created by Channel 4 had 45kg of ingredients although the transaction was not completed. The BBC asked Amazon how many people would have needed to have purchased the ingredients before they were grouped in these ways, but received no reply. Many Twitter users remarked that a bomb-maker would "Have to be pretty dumb" to acquire such ingredients via Amazon, because their purchase would be far easier to trace than someone walking into a high street store. Mr Miller told the BBC that if people were determined to buy bomb-making ingredients, it might "Be better" they did so via Amazon.

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