Huffington Post & Free Speech
Let me preface this by saying I really don’t have any idea if I am being censored. However, suddenly today, everytime I post in the comments on Huffington Post, I get a message telling me that my comments need to be approved. So far, from what I can tell, my posts are being approved, eventually. But this was never the case. My posts had always been posted in realtime and never needed to be approved before.
We’ll see. It’s just an observation. Maybe the links to my site have caused this. But I never just post the link as a reply. I always write a legitimate reply to the original post and invite them to come join the debate here.
Have a great weekend all! I’ll have something new tomorrow. Thanks for participating. For a blog with ABSOLUTELY no advertisement and no help from the top search engines this has been a very rewarding experience. In about six days, I have had over 400 page views and 19 comments(from people who aren’t my friends or family). I think that is a pretty good start. And I have all of you to thank!
My account on Huffington Post has been “Removed”. I have been given no explanation and no prior warning. I sent an email to the “Contact Us” link asking why my account has been removed. I doubt I will hear anything back. If it was my posting links to my site then OK. But i’ve read nothing in their Comments policy that says I am not allowed to do so. And even if I am not allowed to do it, shouldn’t I have at least been given a warning? And, for evertime I posted a link to my site, I ALWAYS made a real response to the original post. I never just posted the link to this site. I engaged the author in a real conversation/debate. For a site that touts itself as the place where progressives go , I find this to be wrong, on a lot of different levels.