Amazon removes hundreds of one-star reviews for Hillary Clinton’s new book

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Hundreds of one-star for Hillary Clinton’s new memoir have been removed from Amazon.

They appeared within hours of the publication of What Happened, a 512-page book in which she tries to set out why she lost the US presidential election to .

It was published on Tuesday and by Wednesday morning there were more than 1,500 reviews on Amazon.com, most of which were either glowing or scathing.

Quartz, which analysed the reviews, said that of the 1,500-odd original reviews, ‘only 338 were from users with verified purchases of the book’.

The book’s publisher at Simon & Schuster, Jonathan Karp, said: ‘It seems highly unlikely that approximately 1,500 people read Hillary Clinton’s book overnight and came to the stark conclusion that it is either brilliant or awful.’

Amazon says reviews are designed to help customers make purchase decisions and it’s not the company’s role to decide what customers would find helpful in reviews.

The reviews appeared within hours of the publication of What Happened, a 512-page book in which Mrs Clinton tries to set out why she lost the US presidential election to Donald Trump. It was published on Tuesday and by Wednesday morning there were more than 1,500 reviews on Amazon.com

The reviews appeared within hours of the publication of What Happened, a 512-page book in which Mrs Clinton tries to set out why she lost the US presidential election to Donald . It was published on Tuesday and by Wednesday morning there were more than 1,500 reviews on Amazon.com

The ex-First Lady and Democratic candidate’s book features a series of digs at Donald Trump, with Mrs Clinton describing her election foe at one point as a ‘creep’ who made her skin crawl.

In total, the president’s name is mentioned 536 times.

But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hinted Mr Trump was unlikely to read it.