Stop the Out of Control Censorship on the Huffington Post
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Stop the Out of Control Censorship on the Huffington Post

    1. Red Dog
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      Red Dog

      San Francisco, CA

Comments on the Huffington Post (HP) that are perfectly in compliance with the site’s published policies are regularly censored. Over the last four months we have documented examples of this out of control censorship on the blog:
http://bannedfromhuffpo.blogspot.com/

The many examples documented on this blog are just the tip of the iceberg.  For each example there are thousands more.  These examples reveal a pattern of arbitrary censorship extending far beyond HP's published moderation policies.  Specific patterns of censorship include:
 
* Censorship by Artificial Intelligence program. Although HP has never discussed it openly, moderators have told us via email that the site uses an AI system to pre-screen comments. This AI system regularly censors comments that in no way violate the site’s published standards.

* Censorship to stifle criticism.  Some HP authors practice routine censorship of comments that point out errors in their reasoning or offer alternative points of view. Specific authors who do this on a regular basis include Depak Chopra, Amy Suskind, and Robert Lanza.

Censorship of comments about the Huffington Post. Any comment that discusses the censorship policy of the site or other issues about how the site is run are almost certain to be censored.

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    • dara adams LEXINGTON, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      I did nothing wrong - broke no rules.. The mods can call people filthy names all they want - buhey - get banned. can break

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    • Steve Herman ASHEVILLE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      This site is rabidly propagandist. The woman doesn't understand this is America. This is alien to our beliefs and values. It's not Hungary, not Egypt, not Saudi Arabia.

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    • Steve Herman ASHEVILLE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      This site is rabidly propagandist. This should not be happening in America..contrary to our beliefs and values. Should take her alien values and go back to Hungary if she doesn't appreciate freedoms like freedom of expression. This is not about a site publshing what it likes. It's about a site masquerading as a news site implementing standard commenting practices representative of American values..

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    • George Schuitt ANCHORAGE, AK
      • almost 3 years ago

      I was banned from aol/huffpost to make comments (Truthful comments with facts to back up my comments)

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    • ray brooks KENT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I have been banned for ststing my views.

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