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  •  Different degree of censorship (1+ / 0-)
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    FiredUpInCA

    At the Huffington Post, they have people there who make it their mission in life to censor what others have written.  Half my comments were never even displayed, because they did not meet with prior approval.

    At least here on DailyKos, whenever I say something that is regarded as unacceptable, I only get hide-rated.  And even when the hide-ratings reach the point of making some comment disappear, most people adjust their settings so that they can read what has technically been hidden.

    In neither case can I say what I really think, else I would be banned.  But at least my self-censored views have some chance of being read on DailyKos, whereas they had no chance at all on Huffington Post.

    •  There is so much to dislike about HuffPost (0+ / 0-)
      At the Huffington Post, they have people there who make it their mission in life to censor what others have written.  Half my comments were never even displayed, because they did not meet with prior approval.
      But their comment moderation system is what drove me away. In my opinion, HuffPost doesn't understand that what distinguishes online news from newspapers is the real-time conversation in the comments.

      What is the point of bringing the old one way conversation model of network news and newspapers to the internet?

      If you're all about social media, why control the social part so rigidly so that it becomes a dictatorship, where readers are relegated to a space worse than Free Speech Zones.

      At least in a Free Speech Zone you have a chance to be heard, even if it is only faintly.

      Now they're limiting a heavily regulated conversation even further by only allowing Facebook subscribers to talk?

      What are they doing over there? Who are they trying to appeal to?

      "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

      by FiredUpInCA on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 03:59:52 PM PST

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