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The Guardian goes into censorship overdrive over Putin’s speech to the UN

Several people have contacted us to say they had their accounts at the Guardian put on moderation within minutes of it starting its “live” coverage of Putin’s speech.

From what we have been told this looks like a pre-emptive bid to silence known “putinbots”, since the moderation was done before those affected had attempted to make a comment. One person had their account pre-moderated in their absence, having not visited the paper since yesterday, the 27th.

If anyone else encountered this bizarre situation please let us know.


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Chas
Chas
Nov 10, 2015 8:05 AM

Managed to get zapped by quoting the flat lining of historical RSS satellite temperature records (a matter of public record). It would appear that dissent from any published view of The Guardian is no longer tolerated irrespective of its ‘peer reviewed’ accuracy. Despite this, shrills who shout down serious posts with a torrent of abuse and vitriol are tolerated. What a topsy-turvy world.

falcemartello
falcemartello
Oct 2, 2015 1:20 AM

U bet they are I cant even log on anymore.

Brad Benson
Brad Benson
Oct 1, 2015 6:54 PM

Unfortunately, the “Putinbot” slur is now beginning to appear on some of the better websites, such as this example which was taken from an exchange I had with an obvious Guardian Reader over at The Intercept. I have edited the exchange for brevity. Needless to say, it was a dual pleasure to be able to slam this moron and publicly expose The Guardian at the same time. ………………………….. Whendovescry ↪ Gina Sep. 30 2015, 4:27 p.m. “Imperialism is exactly what Russia rejects.” LOL!Tell that to the residents of “Novorossiya”. I mistook you for a leftist a moment ago, buy you… Read more »

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Oct 1, 2015 12:12 AM

Premoderated? hahah never heard of such a thing. I guess it’s pre-thought crime haha. Well I guess that leftest rag has gone full retard.

falcemartello
falcemartello
Oct 2, 2015 1:26 AM
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It never has been a leftist rag it pretends to be the same goes for La Repubblica in Italy it is owned and run by the Huffington post another so called liberal left leaning rag they are part and parcel of the corporate state . Mussolini’s fascist doctrine Lo stato Corporato The Corporate State. Fascism in the west is alive and well sad but true. Yesterdays news gets wrapped in todays fish

Mark
Mark
Oct 9, 2015 1:53 PM
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You have no idea, do you. All you can say is Lefty. Why don’t you actually have a try at understanding instead of just being a UKIP moron?

paoli
paoli
Sep 30, 2015 9:39 PM

same happened to me today,I don’t post often but I don’t shy to point out the obvious pro-israel and anti russian slant of some articles,shame on the Guardian!

george Archers
george Archers
Sep 30, 2015 4:48 PM

All major media are Jewish controlled. What they want is total control of news. After posting a comment on Washington Post—-bang you are banned. No explain into why.
What me bugs me the most is ones that did allow comments but have relinquished that opportunity. I guess the worse is the one that pretends to allow comments.

mothman777
mothman777
Oct 1, 2015 1:48 AM
Reply to  george Archers

Yes, I agree. Washington Post banned me too, as there is a very big military push coming by Britain’s and America’s favourite country soon, hence the hysterical deletion of YouTube videos, blogs and comments all over the internet by TPTB, you know who. Many good sources of information have just been napalmed, as they are desperate to stop people becoming aware of what is about to happen before they make their most powerful moves, which they hope will bring about WWIII to fulfill their prophecies.

M.
M.
Sep 29, 2015 9:18 PM

I got pre-moderated today. Apparently they didn´t like much me commenting on the fact that Jenkins (of all people!) was expressing ideas that, according to them, only a despicable putinbot would express. It was my least confrontational comment, I in fact (yes, with certain degree of irony and cynicism) thanked them and described the column as “an auspicious development”. The funny thing is that my comment was removed after few minutes, but it was only after I came back in the night that I went into pre-moderation. It is clear that less and less people buy their biased, warmongering non-sense… Read more »

Francis
Francis
Sep 28, 2015 10:00 PM

I think it’s widely recognised by now that comment is not free, and that dissenting voices are discouraged at the Guardian. That comment is not free is now a given, but quite why is still a mystery. Advertisers should like controversy. Coincidentally, the Independent is now giving more prominence to comments below the line. Maybe they’ve noticed the overenthusiastic moderation at the Guardian and want some of the action. My own account at the Guardian has been disabled for a week now, shortly after I posted a link to Jonathan Cook’s Nazareth blog, while drawing attention to La Nougayrède’s attendance… Read more »

Guest
Guest
Sep 28, 2015 9:53 PM

This sounds rather sinister. Interested in the update.

mohandeer
mohandeer
Sep 28, 2015 6:47 PM

Reblogged this on wgrovedotnet and commented:

No big surprise there the Graund is extremely Russophobic.

Chris
Chris
Sep 30, 2015 2:08 PM
Reply to  mohandeer

And is pro-Zionist. You cannot quote the truth about Israel even with quoted sources. My account has been pre-moderated because of that.