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  • #3363752

    Topic: Censorship

    in forum Support

    sackeddocker
    Member

    Why am I blocked from Cedar Lounge Revolution

    #3352115

    Topic: Blacklisted sites

    in forum Support

    I want to learn more about sites that I was following that have been memory-holed — removed due to censorship.

    #3321022

    rjaybee
    Member

    Now have another reader (on FB only) reacting to my news with this remark:

    “I’ve been shadow banned from the Veronika West Facebook page. Facebook themselves ban/block users from certain Facebook pages, censorship…” (She’s a Christian who operates in gifts of Holy Spirit and prayer!!)

    #3321009

    macmanx
    Staff

    I doubt that’s it, the connection between Facebook and WordPress.com broke for everyone at the same time. This wasn’t a targeted action, so very likely not censorship.

    Overall, we won’t know until we hear back from our contact over there, so I’d caution against any speculation.

    #3321002

    rjaybee
    Member

    NEWS POSSIBLY NOT FB MALFUNCTION BUT CENSORSHIP?
    One of my main readers who also uses my blog’s FB Page reports:

    “Just tried to post the url and got this…
    ‘This post goes against our Community Standards on spam
    OPEN
    WHAT YOU CAN DO
    Request Review
    We’ll take another look at this post
    Secure Account
    If you didn’t post this, we can help secure your account”

    The post in question (shared from another WP site) is my first that didn’t get onto FB Page and is analysis of international events at https://richards-watch.org/2019/06/03/monday-newsmix-2-deplorable-contemptible-and-winning/

    So maybe FB’s cow-towing to Big Brother EU!!

    #3315816

    In reply to: Spellcheck feature


    musoruss
    Member

    Between WP.com libtards jumping on the Silicon Valley censorship bandwagon – deleting Jon Rappoport’s blog was unforgivable – and its coders apparently being unable to appreciate the functionality aspect of good design (especially that truly awful “block editor”), I must admit I’m now past caring.

    Having spent a LOT of money on WP upgrades across two accounts over about a decade, I don’t intend giving wordpress.com any more financial support in future.

    WP.com was a great resource for many years, and I thank the adults who used to run it for that. Now it seems the company’s being steered by members of the coming idiocracy.

    #3315565

    Perhaps this particular support forum isn’t the best place to ask about alternatives to WordPress.com. Staff here are unlikely to recommend rival companies. Volunteers here are mostly happy with the service WordPress.com provides or they wouldn’t continue to log in and post here. I’m not sure why you think uploading a prepared post takes so long. Prepared where? If the other places offer free sites then why not go ahead and create some and experiment with Drupal, Typepad, Tumblr, Blogspot/Blogger, etc.
    Personally I think WordPress has by far the best themes and if you find WordPress.com too limiting there are a trillion possibilities with the WordPress.org software. If you’re trying to avoid big brother censorship you’d better cross Tumblr off your list though. Thousands of former Tumblr sites recently migrated here because of the new increased censorship there.

    #3315543

    rodgersnotes
    Member

    Hello all,

    I’m getting really angry with WordPress.

    So, for a brand new blog I’m planning, I’m thinking
    of moving away from WordPress.

    See my list of requirements below.

    If you have any good recommendations,
    please let me know.

    Thanks a lot

    ————

    Blog Website – Requirements

    Could be any one of the websites found at:
    https://statcounter.com/tumblr/
    Drupal, Typepad, Tumblr, Blogspot/Blogger, etc

    Analytics
    – Statcounter
    – Website (ie, WordPress, Google)
    – Flagcounter

    Upload prepared post in 10 minutes max
    (WordPress takes at least 30 minutes)

    Ability to change the theme

    Change font in 10 seconds
    – Highlight, Change font
    – Word, line, paragraph only

    Plug Ins, Widgets
    – Statcounter
    – Flag counter
    – Twitter
    – search the blog

    Upload PDF files, so they can be downloaded by readers

    Insert pictures, graphics

    Insert Table/spreadsheet onto the blog, and/or
    Access the HTML Code to create HTML tables

    Contact form

    Comment functionality
    Ability to approve, delete comments

    SEO
    Hopefully, blog posts found via internet search easily enough

    Ideally free

    No big brother censorship

    Perhaps can monetize the blog


    qinming94
    Member

    A block of one of my recent post literally just disappeared in regarding research that was done on Chinese censorship. Can someone give me an explanation for that?

    #3314252

    In reply to: ads


    rawclyde009
    Member

    Hi Folks ~

    Well, I got to a computer outside the public library and the ad situation was about the same ~ lots of ads when logged-off ~ no ads at all when logged-on.

    To me it looks like, when logged-off, malicious ad proliferation. When logged-on, the blogs look like they ought to look ~ just fine ~ and without any ads.

    If things remain stable ~ I guess the ad situation is just how it is. If more ads come around than there already are ~ maybe its a virus or something.

    I tend to think it’s part of a malevolent political censorship bubble over Arizona ~ but that’s just me. Maybe I just don’t like ads. Maybe I’m delusional. Maybe I don’t want to pay for a “paid plan”.

    I have some journalism background and know the importance of ads. I’ll leave it there for now ~ unless someone else wishes to pontificate…

    Thanks.

    #3312569

    bruceewen
    Member

    I clicked on https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com as I do from time to time and saw this: ‘This blog has been archived or suspended in accordance with our Terms of Service.
    For more information and to contact us please read this support document.’ I can’t recall reading anything particularly outrageous on that blog and surely he has a right to his opinions? This is the first time I have been directly confronted by platform censorship and I find it quite scary and utterly deplorable. Who elected you to do this?


    nk2112
    Member

    This last weekend, WordPress took down the website of an investigative journalist named John Rappoport – without warning or reason. This is another of countless examples of censorship of free speech.

    This is an age where we all have the ability to research things for ourselves and come to the realization of how things truly are. Why would WordPress attack such a noble endeavor if they are not covering for much larger crimes?

    Taking away someones right to expression and freedom of thought is a tactic used to suppress alternative perspectives. Perspectives that many need, in order to understand the lies they have been told all their lives. We are at a pivotal time in our history and it is what we do now with our individual rights that will tell the story. It’s who and what we spoke out against and who we stand up for.

    I stand for TRUE free speech! For if what people like John Rappoport say is not true, what have you to fear by allowing him to continue? WordPress – STOP giving into fear and to what you are told to do and operate with some integrity and honor. Removing this great man’s blog is disgraceful and an egregious over-reach of authority on a platform where you can (supposedly) speak your mind.

    John Rappoport works for individual awareness. He seeks to inform people and to teach people how to think logically, for themselves; to question, seek and find answers. How is this worthy of such blatant Orwellian tactics of suppression?

    Restore John Rappoport’s blog, immediately – for it was removed without cause, warning or explanation. This is called CENSORSHIP.

    You’ve a choice to make, WordPress – and it’s a big one: Who and what do you stand for? Make your choice. I hope you side with the people and individual liberty.

    #3309800

    telltrue
    Member

    Has WordPress joined the censorship bandwagon? If so, shame on the open source community. Why has NoMoreFakeNews been taken down after 10 years of continuous presence on WordPress?

    I am not asking a question, I am telling you to stop using censorship. But if you need a question mark, here’s a few of them, what is your problem??????

    #3309477

    30togosite
    Member

    In their continued battle to shut down free speech, WordPress has just censored Jon Rappoport for stating truth.

    One must suppose that further nazi or Orwellian surprises are in store for WordPress users.

    Working with WordPress now seems to be like living in China – there’s someone looking over your shoulder every minute of every day, watching what you do and say, ready to “correct” any “misstatements” you might have made, and ready to kill your voice at a whim.

    Is this really the kind of platform that ANYONE wants to continue using? Are you all willing to participate in evil simply because it’s convenient? If you are, then you should hang your heads in shame at your complete lack of character and morals.

    What’s next? Is WordPress going to follow facebook and google and start banning doctors too? How about philosophers? How about religious leaders?

    It’s out of hand, folks. And as long as you continue to participate in this horrible farce, it will continue.

    WAKE UP!!!!

    #3306191

    arrby
    Member

    It’s ‘all’ about money. Censorship is about money. War is about money. Your problem can be traced to the focus on money. (Is it just me, or has WP hidden discussions? I remember scrolling through pages of discussions when coming here. And then there’s the company’s joyful support for big, powerful, antidemocratic, immoral companies like Google. Google’s huge censorship program doesn’t bother WP one iota.) I have the paid – it’s cheap enough – ad removal option that automatically renews. I hope it’s working. Of course, WP has made it harder to buy addons like that, but I read in a forum (Good luck finding it!) that there’s a way to get them to allow you to buy that addon. I’m by no stretch an expert on any of this, but merely a long-time user who is sad to see such a robust blogging platform dumb down little by little over the years. If it weren’t for scripts (from people like t penguin) that force my WordPress blog to revert to the original, classic, robust (and full featured and user friendly) editor, I don’t know what I’d do. Okay, I’d survive. But you see my point.

    Real progressives are missing in action when it comes to computers, software, computer and internet technology and the need to stop those who would take power from the people from doing that.

    #3287029

    ilyaigpetrov
    Member

    TLDR

    Stop showing 451, instead show the content, this way the domain name will get listed in the official registry of blocked sites and automated censorship circumvention tools like [2] will pick it up for the benefit of its many users.

    Details

    Hi, we have censorship in Russia.

    E.g. [1] is censored and wordpress shows “ERROR 451: Unavailable for Legal Reasons”.

    [1]: https://6090m01.wordpress.com

    To circumvent censorship some people don’t want to spend money and use PAC-scripts with free proxy servers [2], with own-deployed proxy servers, with Tor as proxy or just Tor browser.

    [2]: https://antizapret.prostovpn.org

    [2] is a somewhat popular solution in Russia and it proxies only sites that are in the registry of blocked sites. It doesn’t work for [1] because [1] is not in the registry. It’s not in the registry because you show error 451 for it so why to block it on the country level if the request of blocking it was already satisfied by you. I kindly ask you to stop using 451 for the benefit of automated censorship circumvention tools like [2].

    Do you have any reasons to show 451 instead of content?

    P.S. If [1] is not in the official registries ([3], [4], etc.) why do you show 451 for it?

    [3]: https://eais.rkn.gov.ru
    [4]: https://minjust.ru/ru/extremist-materials

    Thanks,
    Ilya.

    #3281546

    In reply to: censorship


    staartmees
    Member

    The Google Plus Button has been removed because Google shuts down Google Plus, https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/8/17951890/google-plus-shut-down-security-api-change-gmail-android. So this has nothing to do with censorship.
    By creating an account you agree to our Terms of Service and User Guidelines. If we find your site or any of its content to be in violation of our policies, we will remove content, disable certain features on your account, and/or suspend your site entirely, https://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/

    #3281545

    Topic: censorship

    in forum Support

    jcrv99
    Member

    With the current censoring on the web of some topics, I want to know if WP would censor any particular topics & if so do you give warning of such? I’ve heard of sites being taken down & would at least like to be given the option of removing the material first. (Just being prepared.) And if censored with the free site, would you censor the same from an upgraded site? (I’m thinking along the lines for instance of the current censorship of vaccine related material that is happening with Youtube, …the Google Plus button became ‘unavailable’ at my site https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/ (not a problem really but just an indication of the censorship topic).

    #3257315

    I post regularly on the WNEP-TV 16 blog/comment section. For the last several days an unknown reader (or fellow user) has been abusing the ‘report feature’, i.e. hitting the button enough to remove all comments that he/she doesn’t like. What can be done to stop this and prevent it in the future? This is censorship in its most basic form, and the user is preventing all comments that aren’t agreed with being removed. Is there anything that can be done to stop this?

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