Amazon employees have been mistakenly taking down ads with religious content, causing some small sellers to take a direct hit on their sales.
Multiple sellers have seen their product ads get suspended in recent months for having language about religion, CNBC has learned. These sellers were told by email that their ads were getting blocked due to a “new policy update” at Amazon which bans any ad that contains “religious content.”
“Products related to a specific religion are not allowed to be advertised,” an Amazon representative told one of the sellers in an email viewed by CNBC.
Now, Amazon says it was just a snafu. Amazon’s spokesperson told CNBC in an email that there haven’t been any…