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Antisemitic promotion on WordPress

  1. I already wrote to WordPress a couple of years ago about antisemitic blogs that were promoted everyday on the main page of polish edition of wordpress and I was assured that this will never happen again... Now I just was opening a new blog and here I see the same promotion of the same hateful antisemitic blogger "Dziennik Gajowego Maruchy". Last time I wrote to you (via email), I was upset with a promotion of his post called "Jews organized attack on Twin Towers in New York City". In the response to my email the promotions stopped, but now I can see this was just to mislead me. Obviously promotion of hate and racism is the agenda for WordPress. Shame on you WordPress!
    I have a photo of this page, you can also open it and see the first row ad on the left: http://pl.wordpress.com/#!/fresh/

    The blog I need help with is weganskienewsy.wordpress.com.

  2. I've tagged this for staff attention and hopefully someone will respond shortly.

  3. Be aware that all WP.com blogs are protected by the US first amendment.

  4. rain you are either a troll or joking

  5. She is not a troll, and she is not joking. All wordpress.com blogs are protected by the US first amendment and wordpress supports free speech passionately. That said, if they look at the site you reference and feel it is outside the TOS or US law, then they will take it down.

  6. somehow I don't see the NAZI blogs on wordpress, and don't tell me that's because you don't have nazis in the US, and I don't see any blogs of WHITE SUPREMACISTS... don't make fun of yourselves guys!

  7. Not. Just sayin' staff will make the determination based on the TOS and US Law. We've seen a number of pretty offensive sites here that did not go over the line and are still here.

  8. Oh and there are some white supremacist sites here, but again, they have not gone over that line.

  9. You might read through the this wordpress.com entry on "abuse."

    http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/#!/fresh/

  10. If you don't think NAZIs have blogs on WordPress.com you haven't been around long.

  11. I don't think that you understood what I was trying to say. I don't care about this type of blogs.
    Of course everyone has a right to their opinion.

    I have a problem with WordPress promoting those blogs on the main page, in the first line, everyday...

  12. Also, tsp, if you want an interesting experiment, refer to me in masculine terms. See the different responses. I GUARANTEE things will be eye-opening.

  13. @raincoaster, I've seen the aftermath.

  14. @plainandvegan, just keep an eye on this thread and wait till staff comes by, or if you wish, use the contact form on the abuse page that I referenced above. Either way will work. Staff might suggest you contact them via the abuse page anyway so they have a record of it in their system.

  15. You mention it being promoted on the main page. I'm not seeing it in freshly pressed, nor am I seeing it on "top posts" in my dashboard. Where are you seeing it?

  16. Ok, just followed your link, but cannot read the language.

  17. If the blog is promoting violence, it definitely has to go, otherwise I'd say it's covered under freedom of speech as mentioned above. I don't personally agree with anything antisemitic, but once you start revoking freedom of speech in response your own wants and desires, there's no turning back and no telling who's next.

    However, I don't make such decisions here, so please report the blog via http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/

  18. yes, it's still promoted on the main page... I am not against the freedom of speech, I am against WordPress promoting hate blogs.

  19. I can't report it as abuse, this is plainly a policy of WordPress to promote violence and racism. I am not even jewish and it really annoys me as a person so I can't even imagine how a Polish Jew must feel to see this kind of propaganda. This is obviously not my fight and wordpress is not responding neither here or on facebook. I am going to send this to some Jewish organizations and also maybe to the press.

  20. We never promote violence or hate, so I'm not sure where you get that from. If the blog is promoting violence, it's a blatant terms of service violation and needs to be reported.

    As for us promoting something, where do you see that at? Can you provide us with screenshots?

  21. yes, I have a screenshot from previous 2 days. This blog is always promoted, everyday, and obviously not everyday it has antisemitic themes. Two years ago I already resolved this issue with wordpress and they promised that this blog will never be promoted again.
    I wouldn't even know that they don't keep their word if I didn't just try to move my news blog to WordPress.
    The blog's name is mention in my first post. You can also follow the link and you will see that the blog is promoted today as well (with a different post this time).
    I can send you the screenshot, just let me know how.

  22. We can't track down blogs by name alone, there 29 million here.

    Would you please give me a URL to the blog in question and also upload your screenshots via Media -> Add New in your blog's Dashboard?

  23. If you refuse to report it, but you keep posting here instead and not following procedures to get it suspended, you are in a very real sense complicit in keeping that blog going.

  24. I can't report the blog because it doesn't break the law (read above even YOUR OWN post ). Even further, I have nothing against the blog. I already said it so many times.

    But we have a bigger problem here: WordPress is promoting a hate blog.

    If you bother to read the posts in the forum, maybe you should take time and try to understand them as well.

  25. "I can't even imagine how a Polish Jew must feel to see this kind of propaganda."
    The same way a Polish Christian may feel when s/he sees Jewish propaganda, the same way both of them may feel when they see atheist propaganda, the same way a Polish atheist may feel when s/he sees religious propaganda, the same way all three of them may feel if they see anti-Polish propaganda... The OP needs to study a thing or two about freedom of speech: everyone has the right to express his or her ideas, even if they are wrong or absurd, as long as s/he doesn't break the law or incite others to unlawful acts; this means you'll be exposed to ideas or opinions you don't agree with, you have to tolerate this, and you don't fight wrong ideas or opinions by trying to suppress them.

    James, this is the blog in question:
    http://marucha.wordpress.com/
    I guess it figures among the top Polish blogs because the blogger is a copious writer. I browsed through several pages: he's obviously a conservative Christian who despises Jews, communists, gays –the usual stuff– but no promotion of violence whatsoever, as far as I saw. His About says that he's interested in information and discussion, not in creating militant groups, and that his blog isn't the place to be if you're interested in blind action. He posts a lot on history, politics, religion, public affairs etc.: I would classify his blog as bigoted but serious...

    PS In case I'm misunderstood: none of the above means I like the blog or endorse its views.

  26. @plainandvegan: our company believes in the freedom of speech: http://en.wordpress.com/freedom-of-speech/

    http://pl.wordpress.com/#!/fresh/ publishes links to popular WordPress.com sites that indicated their blog's language as Polish (popularity being measured by an algorithm, based on things like links and views). The blog in question, marucha.wordpress.com, shows up among Polish blogs on days when it has a lot of traffic.

    You don't have to agree or like everything that's written on WordPress.com (we don't). The freedom of speech link above has more explanation and some tips of what to do if you come across a blog that violates our terms of service.

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