Internet Censorship: Appeal to Reinstate “American Everyman”

Just a week or so after Spotify, Google, Apple and Facebook made the curiously synchronized move to kick Alex Jones and InfoWars off their platforms, and just days after Facebook shut down Venezuelan news network TeleSur’s facebook page (for the second time), the war on the free internet has opened up another front.

Small independent blogs are being shut down, seemingly without reason and certainly without explanation.

AmericanEveryman.com has been closed without notice or warning, according to the blog’s owner Scott Creighton. Allegedly for violating WordPress’ “terms of service”, although they have apparently been entirely vague about how.

Other such blogs – fellowshipofminds.com and jaysanalysis.com – have suffered the exact same fate, on the exact dame day. There is undeniably a push to silence dissent and purge it from the internet. There may well be dozens – even hundreds – of other examples.

If you object to censorship, of any kind, please fill out a form on automattic.com and request that these blogs are reinstated.

Please support our friends who wish to do nothing but tell the truth. If enough of us make an appeal, they will listen.

…and if this website disappears, well, you know what happened.


Kit Knightly is co-editor of OffGuardian. The Guardian banned him from commenting. Twice. He used to write for fun, but now he's forced to out of a near-permanent sense of outrage.

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theroyalsecretinfo
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I was recently informed by Facebook that my posted piece copied from Global Research which was critical of the US action abroad was reason for them not to allow comments from me on my Facebook site. It is clear that as much as the US condemn Russia it is itself behaving in a very similar manner in controlling or influencing news stories.

Joe Owczarzak
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Joe Owczarzak

We all knew that this day was coming. Time to start our own Samizdat operation with hard copy newsletters, pirate radio, pamphlets, posters, graffiti, etc.

wdingee
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My comment to WP:
I have deleted my site. WP is just one more heavy-handed corporatist telling others what must be acceptable in their lives. Closing accounts because some take easy offense to free speech doesn’t work for me. Stuff it!

Antonyl
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Antonyl

I guess WP is scared of expensive litigation, the last resort of rich benders, cutesy of middle class lawmaker- benders.

notheonly1
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notheonly1

My condolences for the loss of an open and free society that never was. Looking at the history of the biggest consumer society on planet Earth, it has always been fatal to be a threat to the whatever status quo there was. Critical thinking is hard work and how much easier is it to watch TV and forget about another day that was the opposite of what life is really about. The profoundly sick society – and I have termed it the terminally ill society as an update of the one Krishnamurti described so fittingly – nears its best before… Read more »

Duncan Phelps
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re: books burned (like in ancient Alexandria Library)>giving rise to Secret Societies>then current growing censorship.
The secrets of today became just that because the average Joe slipped beneath the ability to comprehend. When again ‘the secret’ is re-found, those 1st repeating it are ignored, then criticized & attacked or censored. As the public wakes-up, less so.
see my recent (this a.m.) 20 min. video
https://www.real.video/5823989458001
re: Secret Knowledge: The(our) Matrix: The Inter-dimensional War

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Simply observing public life in the West tells you that we are standing on the trap-door, noose firmly in place, and the executioner is about to pull the lever. In fact, you could argue that he already has, and we are falling, the rope about to snap taut. I find the most tragi-comic example of our predicament in this country just has to be climate destabilisation. The country is divided between the finally dwindling gangs of outright denialists, led by the hard Right in politics and the Murdoch cancer, (which is in the vanguard of all Evil agitation in the… Read more »

Stupefied
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Stupefied

re: stupefied mass.

Why do we have a prevalence of photos of people mainly in the West where everyone is holding a glass of wine or champagne?

Isn’t weird to see everyone holding to their alcoholic drink as if it is a safety device to hang on to or a kind of umbilical cord?!

binra
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Addiction to anything that protects us from seeing what we are not yet willing to see or to own in our self, our life our own thought and actions. It is a form of mind capture. I see that we do this to ourselves already – but that others discover this (applied psychology) and opportunistically incorporate it into their strategies of dominance. Why steal a kingdom when you can set the king up to sacrifice the true to the fear of exposure in nakedness and illegitimacy? Once in, there is no way out – excepting to yield all such fears… Read more »

rtj1211
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rtj1211

15-20 years there actually was a free and open internet. There was no trolling back then (which is strong evidence pointing to nefarious parties paying for trolls to ruin internet discussion), blogs were genuinely democratic and reading comments gave a true picture of how society felt on a particular issue. Capitalism set out to control it and destroy that freedom. Firstly through controlling search engines, then through controlling reader engagement at MSM sites, then social media control, then mass surveillance online, now it is moving on to censorship. Capitalism ends with the Monopoly: almost no-one owning almost everything. Hoarding for… Read more »

Duncan Phelps
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I often ask: When someone speaks of ‘capitalism’ are they labeling what in fact is in place at that time? Is what exists in most areas actually not crony-capitalism? Cronyism is the opposite of true capitalism, is it not? Of course, one could say: True capitalism cannot & will not exist until we all have an identical moral basics. This will never happen as long as ‘leaders’ & media are corrupted-compromised. ..or the public/in-the-street continue to look-up to them. Jesus Christ, etc. was supposed to have set an example… but look at how that has been mistranslated-corrupted! The Royalty was… Read more »

binra
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Not a further sophistication of ‘systemic control’ but higher willing. Conflicted willing produces conflicted response. None are willing to release their hate and fear while they believe it protects them. But they may mask it in forms of apparent acceptability or justification. So my invitation is to be curious as to the conditions that invite and allow the looking at such beliefs – and this may be through the full ownership of the feelings that they fruit in us. No one can change what they are unwilling to own. I see that fear or hatred of communicating / relating is… Read more »

notheonly1
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notheonly1

So what is the economic system which favours men and women growing together through compromise? Well, the closest thing in the past was ‘Social Market Economics’. But, as is somehow obvious, it is an economic system and not a society. In order to arrive at “women and men growing together”, women and men must first develop the will to do so. Remember that gender has been used as an essential part and parcel of the ‘divide and conquer’ principle. When humans have wised up enough to look through the deceit, humankind stands a chance to arrive at a society that… Read more »

WallyWillager
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WallyWillager

It seems that the intolerance of commentators is spreading to even individual blog sites.

While Craig Murray is ‘on leave’ his moderators are busier.

Just seen these two references disappear

http://holywar.org/jewishtr/fback.htm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KB2lDJJr3lE

Anyone else noticing it?

mog
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Thanks for that.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Murray’s blog, excellent as it is, has always allowed the most appalling Zionazis free rein, while censoring vigorous criticism of the Talmudic, Zionist, racist, terror regime.

Antonyl
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Antonyl

LOL!!!

Blog champion of abuse, foul language & and “anti-sem” speaks! Again and again and again. He by himself produces > 25% of published comments. What censorship here?

Antonyl
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Antonyl

Worldpress: If we receive a complaint and aren’t in a position to make a determination (for example whether something is defamatory or not), we defer to the judgment of a court. Please forward any legal process relating to a site hosted on WordPress.com to legal@wordpress.com. If you are a member of a law enforcement agency, please contact us at law-enforcement@wordpress.com. “Legal” is the preferred weapon of the rich and sneaky like a Billy Browder. Just threatening with a law suit will make the other party quiver for the enormous costs and time waste, not for right/ wrong. This plays in… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Yes, Antonyl-it’s a favourite Zionazi tactic to silence supporters of the eternally imprisoned and brutalised Palestinians, just like entirely fraudulent charges of ‘antisemitism’.

mog
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Back in May last year I mused on a comment page that that general election might be the last in the UK.
The responses were derisory to say the least.

mog
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Fake Leftist Paul Mason tweets:
To the Mail, Bibi, LBC and the Today programme: thanks a lot, keep it up…
-quoting the polling figures.

Maybe the figures are irrelevant if power will no longer be determined by popular vote, whilst the smears are building a movement on the far right (and I would now include ‘centrists’ in that category) with the aim of seizing power by other means….?

Just a thought.

Yarkob
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Yarkob

“whilst the smears are building a movement on the far right (and I would now include ‘centrists’ in that category) with the aim of seizing power by other means….?”

The new reality seems to be “everyone who disagrees with me is Hitler”

mog
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Was Manchester Arena another ‘Peterloo’?

Antonyl
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Antonyl

First they came for “alt-right” (Pat Condell e.g.), then for “ctrl-left” next for you.

Youtube and Twitter are missing in your censorship line up; they shouldn’t.

Mike Ross
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Mike Ross

It was the “ media – lord “ jews , who shut them down . JESUS CHRIST “ is not “ a jew , and He “ does not “ approve , of the so called judeo – christian zionists . JESUS IS A PURE BLOOD WHITE HEBREW ISRAELITE . ( HE IS OUR GOD AND NEAR KINSMAN . All Real And True Hebrews – are White-Men . However , “ not “ all white appearing men , are real & true Hebrews . ) JESUS is a direct descendant , from The Patriarch Judah ( The Son of Jacob… Read more »

Anthony Grigor-Scott
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Dear Brother Mike Ross,

Christian greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What you have written is Absolutely the Truth. Please visit below.

Yours sincerely in the love and service of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Your brother-in-Christ,

Anthony Grigor-Scott
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL
http://www.biblebelievers.org.au
Subscribe for Bible Believers’ FREE Weekly Church Newsletter

Yarkob
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Yarkob

TL:DR.

You lost me at “Jesus Christ”

Rhisiart Gwilym
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Rhisiart Gwilym

This ‘Mike Ross’ post is either the foaming of a religious loony, or a calculated piece of hasbarollocks provocation, to bring the ‘Aaaaagh, look! Anti-semitism!!’ fake-SJW IHRA-Thought Police (like – for a couple of examples – Margaret Hodge or Jonathan Freedland) down on Off-Guardian. Best to dump it where it belongs: down the rubbish chute. The fake-SJWs will be advocating for your censorship otherwise.

flamingosarepink
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flamingosarepink

Hi MODERATOR!!!! The above post is the reason sites get shut down. A troll publishes this rubbish on your site., Then complains to the host and YOU get shut down. The troll moves on… Policing this trash costs you money time and angst. That is precisely what they want and who knows the grauniad likely will complain to your host too!

Robbobbobin
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Robbobbobin

“A troll publishes this rubbish on your site., Then complains to the host and YOU get shut down.”

Please stop taking the name of the H-ST in vain.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Exactly! I can just see ‘Mike Ross’ sitting in some hasbara centre, chuckling to himself as he types.

Fair dinkum.
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Fair dinkum.

Like the Buddha and Muhammad, Jesus was an ordinary man who was deified by a handful of exploiters to exert influence over the gullible.

Tim Groves
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Ordinary man? FD, I think you may be getting Jesus confused with Brian.

Fair dinkum.
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Fair dinkum.

Brian? Jesus? Tim?
The ‘map’ is not the territory.

vierotchka
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frank
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frank

Alex Jones is a US intel asset.

petergrafstrm
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petergrafstrm

But Us intel may be divided

Duncan Phelps
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Regarding comments on Alex Jones: The above may in fact all be true! ..and you might as well throw in the name & comments re: Jesus Christ too!!

Tim Groves
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Possibly. On the other hand he may have become a US intel liability.

Yarkob
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Yarkob

or just possibly he’s being used to test public opinion on blanket, evidence-free censorship across multiple public platforms..Plenty of people rejoiced at AJ being banned, with nary a thought that it could very well be somebody they support next..

First they came for Alex Jones etc…

mohandeer
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Many thanks for this Kit. I do hope you have a back up plan and will be alerting your many followers with email instructions on where to find you. Thanks also for the embed – useful.

Frankly Speaking
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Frankly Speaking

You can use WordPress without a worpdress.com or automaticc account and host it wherever you want.
If I were IT support for OG I’d be migrating you pretty damn quick to another server. You should make sure you are backed up too, not on any wordpress.com / automaticc related backup or hosting.

Frankly Speaking
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Frankly Speaking

What I mean is that WordPress is just a website template that can be hosted anywhere. It’s exactly what I have.

Tim Groves
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There’s a war on to restrict critical thinking on political matters by taking away people’s platforms. Ultimately I would expect it to fail because critical thinkers who want to express their opinions will find other ways of reaching their audience. What concerns me particularly at present is the timing of this purge plus the nature of voices it is trying to silence. They tend to be people who are calling out governments, corporations and the legacy corporate propaganda media as liars, deceivers and purveyors of fake news, and between them they’ve done a very good job in getting a substantial… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

They need an excuse to ‘obliterate Iran’ as blood and gore-soaked Harpy Hillary so delicately put it. Novichok in New York, perhaps?

Harry Stotle
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Harry Stotle

For some time now the Guardian has been at the forefront of pushing the ‘fake news’ trope, heavily censoring commentators BTL who draw attention to the inherent bias in their coverage of events unfolding in places like Syria, or the Ukraine, or those who dare challenge the anti-semite nonsense that has been manufactured in order to taint Corbyn. One of the rationalisations for imposing greater control is their ludicrous assertion that the right ‘not to be offended’ trumps politically driven forms of censorship – to add insult to injury these pompous buffoons portray themselves as a kind of kite mark… Read more »

comite espartaco
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Censorship…???!!! We know everything about it…!!! Here is a sample of our ‘Index Internetorum’…

http://comitespartaco.blogspot.com/2018/07/herrschaft-des-verbrechens_7.html

tutisicecream
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Get ready for the exceptional democracy to swallow your every thought. The corporatism of the web has taken over and you are product. Unfortunately you will earn nothing from this but will lose everything. Extractive capitalism can only be replaced not managed. In the Darwinian economic world the survival of the fittest can only be overthrown. Revolution not evolution…

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Capitalism and ‘liberal democracy’ only ever evolve into more pathological forms.

Denis O'hAichir
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Denis O'hAichir

Well said