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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The content censors

Instagram shuts down street artist's account:
There is an interesting free speech controversy in Melbourne and on the Internet. Melbourne street artist, Lushsux, has not only been told by a city council to remove a parody mural of Hillary Clinton but his Instagram account has been shut down. Once again, the concern is that there remains a overt liberal bias in the sanctioning of comments or images on the Internet.

Lushsux had more than 100,000 Instagram followers who enjoy his paintings and images — work that extends almost two decades. He noted that “It’s fine to go on and do a mural on Trump, but when I go and do one on Hillary Clinton, my account is gone.”

Notably, there are plenty of suggestive murals splashed across Melbourne’s street-scape, including murals featuring Republican nominee Donald Trump and a topless Melania Trump emblazoned with the Mrs Clinton’s campaign catchphrase, “I’m With Her.”
You know, I didn't sweat it when Goodreads banned me and a few others over being Rabid Puppies. And while Milo didn't deserve to get banned from Twitter, it wasn't exactly shocking considering the way he'd been actively baiting them. But things are really starting to get very creepy and 1984 fast.

The SJW left controls the social media high ground and they are making no bones about their complete willingness to abuse their position in order to further their political agenda. Keep that in mind once the alternatives begin to present themselves.

Speaking of social media censors, Facebook has suspended Michael Savage:
Facebook has temporarily blocked talk-radio host Michael Savage from posting stories to his page after he put up a link to a story about a Muslim migrant killing a pregnant woman in Germany.

A message from the social media giant on Savage’s page said: “You recently posted something that violates Facebook policies, so you’re temporarily blocked from using this feature.”

The message then refers the user to Facebook’s “Community Standards” and states the block will be active for 21 hours.

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43 Comments:

Anonymous Ulick Mcgee August 02, 2016 5:16 AM  

Trump is much cooler than Hillary and street artists are cooler than politicians so... good. Doing our side a favour.

Blogger wasu August 02, 2016 5:22 AM  

The only way is to make law that protects freedom of speech - with big fines for censorship

Blogger EscapeVelocity August 02, 2016 5:28 AM  

Aparently the guy has painted a burka on Hillary denouncing anybody who doesnt like the new image as racist, Islamophobic bigots.

LOL!

Well played.

http://heatst.com/politics/hillary-clinton-mural-swimsuit-gets-burqa-makeover-after-govt-claims-its-offensive/

Blogger SteelPalm August 02, 2016 5:32 AM  

Even though I had been on there for a long time and had amassed a following, I almost feel like Goodreads did me a favor with their ban. Their interface, design, and tools were substandard.

My advice is to expect a ban from ANY SJW-friendly entity, realize from the outset your days there are numbered, and don't confine your social media presence to any one site.

Anonymous Marduk August 02, 2016 5:37 AM  

Alternatives might pop up sooner than expected:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jWPsTNBWT0

No idea if they will succeed but its worth a shot.

Anonymous Takin' a Look August 02, 2016 5:39 AM  

Speak of the devil yet another Clinton investigator dead

Anonymous Sazerac August 02, 2016 5:45 AM  

A few years ago a guy did a big mural on the side of his house in Sydney implying 'Ban the Burqa'.

The leftist heads exploded but couldn't do anything about it except deface it which he would then repair.

What made it even more enjoyable was he did it in Newtown Australia, one of the most progressive, social justice places in Australia. This place has a ladyboy restaurant, the usual vibrant types and all sorts of random people with horrible piercings, fashion and tattoos. I have seen people there wandering around public parks in the middle of the day full of families so high on drugs they start taking their clothes off. A lot of these people are SJW type university students and their older versions.

Anonymous Rawle Nyanzi August 02, 2016 6:04 AM  

Until the alternatives present themselves, I suggest doing this. A network of your followers' blogs is a great thing to have; it allows you to keep contact with them even if Twitter/Facebook/Instagram gets jumpy.

Blogger JACIII August 02, 2016 6:07 AM  

Drudge reports Savage banned on facebook. There are too many of these banishments occurring of late for the word "coincidence" to apply. It no doubt will soon be declared a natural preference cascade against extremism.

Anonymous Rawle Nyanzi August 02, 2016 6:34 AM  

Drudge reports Savage banned on facebook.

How long until Drudge himself is banned? Sooner than we think, I presume.

Anonymous Anonymous August 02, 2016 7:02 AM  

It seems to me these SJW media companies are going to be looking at serious regulations because their actions are becoming so indefensible that even the Democrats will forced into doing something.

OpenID basementhomebrewer August 02, 2016 7:13 AM  

EscapeVelocity wrote:Aparently the guy has painted a burka on Hillary denouncing anybody who doesnt like the new image as racist, Islamophobic bigots.

LOL!

Well played.



The best part is the blue and red paint still bleed through the black so you can see what used to be there.

Blogger Michael Maier August 02, 2016 7:13 AM  

Not joking, I've been suspended from FB for posting this to a libtard:

"Liar"

I"m fairly sure that I'll be on my 4th or 5th 30 day suspension any day now.

Anonymous Anonymous August 02, 2016 7:32 AM  

Vox, will you be offering a VPN as part of your solution? Or do you recommend a VPN that you know is not infested with moles?

Anonymous johnnybgood August 02, 2016 7:42 AM  

Off topic, more top notch science!


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...

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Q2. How can a big error in the most famous physics textbook ever published have gone unreported since 1964?
Q3. Somebody must design microwave oven doors based on laboratory measurements. Where are these people?

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Anonymous Rawle Nyanzi August 02, 2016 7:44 AM  

Not joking, I've been suspended from FB for posting this to a libtard:

"Liar"


I knew Facebook was bad, but I didn't think they were this awful.

Anonymous A British Friend August 02, 2016 7:45 AM  

I've come across this scientific paper called The Evolutionary Dominance of Ethnocentric Cooperation.

http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/16/3/7.html

It's a computer model of immigration, meaning it is replicable and more trustworthy than a lot of stuff in scientific journals.

Its concludes that ethnocentrism wins out.

Paragraphs 1.10 and 6.1 are really interesting - they explain how ethnocentric groups can be parasites on humanitarian groups. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Liberals are suckers for any group with a sad story.

Maybe Vox should create a version himself - the Immigration Game?



Blogger SteelPalm August 02, 2016 8:05 AM  

Yeah, Pamela Geller has been banned repeatedly on Facebook and at one point her main anti-Death Cult page was deleted.

No surprise that even Michael Savage was banned for posting a similar story.

This makes more sense when one considers that the largest censor for Facebook censors is in Hyderabad, India. A metropolis with about 7 million people founded by a Mohammed, with 43.5% of residents being Muslim.

That coupled with Zuckercuck's embrace of his would-be executioners.

Blogger JP August 02, 2016 8:14 AM  

So you can't even be anti-Hillary in Australia?

Blogger James Dixon August 02, 2016 8:14 AM  

Well, there already is a viable alternative to Facebook, and while they can't be trusted any more than Facebook can, they haven't been as bad so far: https://plus.google.com/

Have accounts with both and post everything to both. If one gets shut down your followers will know to go to the other one.

Blogger residentMoron August 02, 2016 8:18 AM  

Globalism, JP.

Globalism.

Know your enemy.

Anonymous BGKB August 02, 2016 8:46 AM  

Two for the SJW list a fire marshal no platformed over 3000 people at a TRUMP event.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/08/01/must-protect-hillarys-optics-thousands-of-trump-supporters-turned-away-by-democrat-mayor-and-fire-marshal-in-columbus/

"Thousands were turned away from a Trump Rally today in Columbus Ohio as it appears the political arm of the DNC, via the Democrat Mayor Andrew Ginther, and Democrat Fire Marshal Kevin O’Conner, blocked attendance to the Trump event.

Moments before going on stage to a restricted audience of 1,000, Donald Trump informed the media of the political manipulation:"... has a banquet seating capacity (tables and chairs) of 4,140. – SEE PDF – With auditorium or stadium seating the capacity easily exceeds 6,000.

Blogger The Kurgan August 02, 2016 8:49 AM  

I was banned for 30 days for calling a SJW a retard.
Same retard later called a throw away account retard and I reported him. He didn't get even sanctioned.
Yeah. You bet as soon as an alternative comes along FB will die.

Anonymous BGKB August 02, 2016 8:58 AM  

Aparently the guy has painted a burka on Hillary

Notice the before picture had a vent grate at her throat making it look like a stoma.

Maybe Vox should create a version himself - the Immigration Game?

Which ever side gets their Latrina a full auto vagina wins?

OpenID frankluke August 02, 2016 9:02 AM  

Might be related. I can't get to John Wright's blog today. Could be under attack. The landing page says to contact tech support if you are the owner.

Anonymous 6184 August 02, 2016 9:19 AM  

"so indefensible that even the Democrats will forced into doing something."

I wouldn't hold my breath... That being said, it would be poetic justice to see "Public Accommodations" laws applied to Facebook, Twitter, et al...

Anonymous BGKB August 02, 2016 9:37 AM  

"Public Accommodations" laws applied to Facebook, Twitter, et al...

Bake the CaKKe of Mohamad blowing a pig.

Same retard later called a throw away account retard and I reported him. He didn't get even sanctioned.

It might help to use a (((fake))) name like Cohen-Goldsteinhiem

Blogger Demonic Professor El August 02, 2016 9:40 AM  

Instagram is owned by Zuckerberg and Facebook, so this doesn't seem as surprising.

I remember when Zuckerberg bought Instagram, he stole all the pictures through bizarre legalisms by saying all the pictures on there were part of "Instagram, therefore his property," acting as if they were donations. Then he was selling people's pictures to advertisers, websites, companies, etc. He *almost got in a lot of trouble for this.

Concerning all of Zuck's shenanigans, his hardcore SJWness comes as no surprise. He's an Obamaist/Globalist ally simply to do extralegal activities. And we remember that if any organization or corporation has gone SJW, that means they're in deep trouble and likely have been.

My bet would be that FB's cooked when Thiel decides to dump stocks.

Anonymous JAG August 02, 2016 10:09 AM  

When the alternatives go online, and naturally destroy the converged platforms, the next step of the fascist left will be to cut off the servers and telecommunications from these alternatives. The companies that own them will be pressured (((or willingly))) refuse to allow non SJW commerce.

Anonymous 0007 August 02, 2016 10:16 AM  

Wouldn't it be fun to watch if after Trump completes the Herculean task of cleaning the Aegean stables known as the doj, he sicced them on facefuck and other only-ones social sites as violators of the anti-trust act, heh, heh.

Blogger Alex August 02, 2016 10:17 AM  

#19, Google Plus is just as bad. I have been "restricted" twice, for posting links to this blog.

Blogger James Dixon August 02, 2016 10:50 AM  

> Google Plus is just as bad. I have been "restricted" twice, for posting links to this blog.

Which is why you should have accounts with both, until the alternatives show up.

Anonymous BGKB August 02, 2016 11:02 AM  

How the hell does jewtube go from a Ramz Paul video to a Bill Clinton speech?

When the alternatives go online, and naturally destroy the converged platforms

The problem with alternatives is the funding for these things comes from selling peoples into & those spending money to control narratives. No profits otherwise.

OT;Turns out Bath House Barry actually did do something while Editor of Harvard Law Review, sexually harassed white guys. http://beforeitsnews.com/strange/2016/07/cover-up-obama-sex-settlement-at-harvard-2464494.html

Anonymous andon August 02, 2016 11:02 AM  

frankluke August 02, 2016 9:02 AM
Might be related. I can't get to John Wright's blog today. Could be under attack. The landing page says to contact tech support if you are the owner.


the url says "Suspended page"

Anonymous Susan August 02, 2016 11:50 AM  

@25,

Since Zucky has built his entire empire allegedly by stealing/swindling all from his partners, I am not surprised he thinks he has a go-ahead to steal from his customers too. Good thing the IRS is now on the case. IIRC, they are alleging he has undervalued his assets to the tune of billions in order to avoid paying what he really owes.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus August 02, 2016 12:51 PM  

I feel kind of inadequate. Despite trying for years, FB has never banned me yet.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash August 02, 2016 1:07 PM  

RE: JCWright's page
I can get in just fine at http://scifiwright.com

Anonymous Rolf August 02, 2016 1:41 PM  

Little by little the mask slips far enough away that the ordinary person starts to see the naked partisanship and news-skew of what is shown and what is not. Little by little the average man in the middle starts to suspect that there is a man behind the curtain and all is not well.

OpenID frankluke August 02, 2016 1:58 PM  

@31

I can get to it now. I wonder why it was suspended?

Anonymous Jeff Duntemann August 02, 2016 1:59 PM  

My friend Brian Niemeier (a Campbell nominee and a helluva writer) got shadowbanned by Twitter for reasons unstated a couple of days ago, and his blog views and book sales absolutely exploded. I just spotted a Breitbart post describing his situation, so when the dust settles Brian will be still more famous. Is Twitter really that dumb? No. I'm sure the guys over there know exactly what Streisanding means. They just don't care, as long as their base sees that they're defending the Narrative.

Blogger JWM August 02, 2016 7:05 PM  

Just tried a faceberg experiment. Called Obama a POS n*gger to see if I'd get the boot. 19 comments, some hand wringing, but no boot.

JWM

Anonymous andon August 02, 2016 8:07 PM  

@ JWM - sounds like fun

Blogger JWM August 02, 2016 9:49 PM  

@40 Oh gawd the draaaaaama. I've received a ton of grief, and I'll probably lose a friend or two. The number of people who are offended on obama's behalf is amazing. And I've become badperson to a few as well. (Like what was I expecting?)

JWM

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