We demand accountability from Hoopla Digital and OverDrive regarding the platforming of fascist propaganda in their digital library collections.

  1. You mentioned the automated and human review processes that are involved in your selection process. Can you describe these processes in detail?
  2. How has hoopla’s content aggregation/review system changed since the company’s founding?
  3. Have there been previous issues with Hoopla’s content before now? If so, what were they and how did you find out about them?
  4. What is the process by which you select publishers?
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Image from Hoopla Digital showing fascist text “A New Nobility of Blood and Soil”
Screenshot from Hoopla Digital showing fascist text “A New Nobility of Blood and Soil” (now removed)
Screenshot showing white supremacist publisher Antelope Hill available on Hoopla Digital
Screenshot from Hoopla Digital showing titles from white supremacist publisher Antelope Hill Publishing (now removed)
Screenshot from Hoopla Digital showing Holocaust denialism as the third result for “Holocaust”
Screenshot from Hoopla Digital showing Holocaust denialism as the third result for “Holocaust” (now removed)
Screenshot from OverDrive’s marketplace showing titles from Antelope Hill Publishing
Screenshot from OverDrive’s marketplace showing titles from Antelope Hill Publishing (now removed)
Screenshot from Hoopla showing COVID-19 misinformation
Screenshot from Hoopla showing COVID-19 misinformation
Screenshot from Hoopla showing COVID-19 misinformation
Screenshot from Hoopla showing COVID-19 misinformation
Screenshot from Hoopla showing COVID-19 misinformaiton
Hoopla search results for “homosexual”, which include multiple “gay conversion therapy” texts

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