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47th ranked43 comments · AOL.com » Editorial · Admin →
An error occurred while saving the comment An error occurred while saving the commentJane Dorwart commented
I don't think they are censoring because they are "liberals" or "leftist"..On the contrary, they seem to have sort of a narrow minded puritanical approach to all comments. Also almost everthing that is mildly controversial is off topic.
An error occurred while saving the commentJane Dorwart commented
There is no freedom of speech on comments. I regularly write reader comments on various well respected newspapers and have never been banned and often get many likes. It is unbelievable. When there was a baby formula shortage I mentioned the word breastfeeding as being a possible alternative for some people to try..the whole comment was censored. Just censored today. I will not partake in any further discussions or comments. There is no freedom of civilized speech on their forums.Jane Dorwart supported this idea ·
11th ranked71 comments · AOL.com » News · Admin →
Getting kicked off and banned from the commenting section in AOL makes me appreciate the principals of free speech and freedom of the press and our democracy itself, where in the USA a person is innocent until they are proven guilty. Aol's random censorship is what it's like to live in a country with a dictatorship. You don't even get an explanation as to what the problem was with the comment nor have any right to appeal their decision. It looks like people are blacklisted too. I am a paying customer and should not be treated that way. Luckily AOL commenters don't get imprisoned for expressing their opinions as happens to people in Russia and China for example, but AOL presents it as a discussion forum open to all aol members and it is not. It is some sort of randomly censored chit-chat. I wonder if the AOL censors laugh when they kick people off.