My first experience was with the Huffington Post when a well know gentleman in the US wrote that a bunch of 747s attacked the Twin Towers on 9/11. When I sent a comment pointing out that there were no 747s involved in 9/11, my comment was censored as being derogatory towards the author. Well, stick my head in a bucket of molasses! Since when were facts derogatory? So now I know the Huffington Post honours reputation over facts.
My second censored entry was on Apple. After two months of frustration with their new Lion operating system that can’t find a wi-fi network or send an email, I vented my spleen on their community support forum. Within seconds, I was told rather impolitely that this was not the place to vent my spleen by a bunch of paid Apple policemen. Well pardon me, but where should I do it? The bloody Disney Channel? Get off your high horse and get real.
Don’t think you have any freedom of speech on the Internet. The same hyper-sensitive self protection police are alive and well. Censorship is alive and well in the form of the comment police. If it’s not what they want to hear, they censor it.
So have we really made any progress since the fall of the Wall and the Stasi?