Are Comments Being Censored?


A reader sent us the following email:

Why is [a frequent commenter] allowed to off-topic rabidly, while my on-topic posts are censored, not allowed to post?

Why doesn’t Washingtons Blog embrace the accountability it otherwise pretends to seek?

We don’t censor, and we haven’t deleted any comments in many months.

Have other comments been censored by the Disqus comment system?  We switched a couple of months ago, and are trying to get a handle on how many comments are being filtered by Disqus.

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  • rwinkel

    Here’s a totally off-topic message that has been censored in numerous places by mainstream sites, if you investigate you’ll understand how disruptive this info is to the established order. So this is a test of the hypothesis.
    American babies are being brainwashed (imprinted) by rockefeller medicine with sociopathy, alienation, helplessness and rage at birth as a matter of SOP. American obstetrics is the result of decades of profit-driven medicine with no corrective feedback from one of the two people involved in every birth. They’ve radically changed the emotional meaning of the event for both mother and baby, with no scientific basis for doing so. Millions of years of evolutionary adaptation of female and fetal physiology, hormonal interaction and neural development, as well as centuries of wise midwifery have been thrown out the window. And it’s an important factor in the breakdown of our society through its connections to violence, depression, addiction, divorce and mass but subtle brain damage. There is no more pivotal time in anyone’s life than their birth. Follow this link:
    Sorry it’s not nicely formatted. But it’s packed with importan information.

    • Anonymous

      Well, in this case, there clearly was no censorship so everyone is free to draw their own conclusions.

  • Carl Herman

    My comments as a contributing author sometimes fail to post. It has been a problem both in the commenting page for authors, and logged-off with comments written like any other reader.

  • COTO

    Disqus is Disquise and you are being censored by the googleplex, a CIA segment of the Full Spectrum Survelliance grid. Wake up America and look in the mirror. You are not a facebook but they have you living in one.

    • nveric

      Good. Sometimes things said need a wide disbursal and this makes it easier to talk to those you claim to be watching. Let them read, for it’s why I’m here.

      Presenting material which is truthful and affecting all Americans needs a greater exposure. And, through advocating Non-Violent actions, the opponent is informed beforehand the intentions about to come. Only through communication stating the explicit desires and ways to fulfill those desires, can tensions be reduced and may encourage positive outcomes.

      Watchers are still human and can be influenced nonetheless; their current employment notwithstanding future changes.

  • gozounlimited

    Obviously the off-topic rabid commenter isn’t having a problem, while your on-topic posts are censored. If your distress reflects your BS better for all……

    • gozounlimited
      • gozounlimited

        Well Come On Mr. On-Topic …. the floor is yours …. just sittin here behaving myself.

        • gozounlimited

          11:03pm (ET)
          Watch Eric Schmidt on Technology and Society in 2013 tonight 11:03pm (ET) or watch the stream here:
          He briefly explains how the Ethernet is taking on a life of its own developing it’s own algorithms uncontrolled by man. Welcome to the Ethernet …. it may hold a power you are unfamiliar with.

          • gozounlimited
          • gozounlimited

            Did the Ethernet create multiple time date stamps on the Sandy Hook Tribute that preceded the actual shooting event? This demands an explanation.

            Sandy Hook Planned: Video Tribute Video Uploaded Weeks Before Massacre

            Note: More evidence on Facebook shows a fundraiser posted 4 days in advance

            read more: Sandy Hook Shooting: Active-Shooter Drill Confirmed by Law Enforcement Raises Suspicion of False Flag Operation

          • gozounlimited

            Are lives being censored? Props Manager that put Sandy Hook on map in Dark Knight Rises was Killed

            JR Studi0s
            has uncovered new information as to why the town “Sandy Hook ” appeared on the map in the ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Movie scene, infamously associated with the Aurora, Colorado shootings.

            JR discovereed the master prop manager for the Batman movie was Scott Getzinger who lived in Sandy Hook with his wife and family. But asking Getzinger to clear up the details
            is not possible since he died of injuries due to an April 6. 2012 automobile crash.

            read more:

          • Michael Kelligan

            The phrase “sandy hook” was also used in the movie “Chasing Amy”,used by Ben Afflack

  • jesus_loves_you

    Disqus has banned/censored me in a couple places, for no apparent reason. Must be a lacking sense of humor…

    • dddsba

      No – I think they’re just a bunch of simple minded cracker-bigots who really need to have their asses SUED – BUT GOOD! Case: 174048!

      • Ed Ward, MD

        Agree on court, but ‘disgust’ is just one of the corporations assisting government fascism. But, the trial needs to be much bigger, including government and all it’s corporate accessories. There are ONLY two options, as we have clearly seen. Shut the company down or comply with government propaganda, censorship and fascism, and of course cooperation is always very LUCRATIVE in the meantime.

  • hidflect

    To try and add some light; I have had some comments simply not post but rarely. Sometimes you need to refresh the page to see it posted. Disqus has a few light bugs.

  • Fizzywig Chronicle

    The commenting format used by Economic Policy Journal is vastly superior to the one used here. EPJ allows users to sign in using openID, name/email, or even anonymous when posting a comment. Forcing registration discourages some from posting their perspective on the articles. Additionally, allowing a Zero Hedge or Reddit type user rating system is a good way to allow users to participate in determining the quality of the content posted.

  • Bev

    You’re asking us because you must be seeing the comments, is that correct? And, so it is just commentors who are not seeing the comments. Why are you not asking Disqus? This is the second or third time asking.

    Interview Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and others about censorship during the upcoming 50th anniversary (where Dallas wants a week of silence) of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

  • ShankyS

    On my blog (STB) I use Disqus(t). It is free and what I offer. Us bloggers are not made of money and paying a grand a year or more for a comment system is just not in the cards for some of us. Disqust(t) can make comments disappear and bounce around from place to place without the bloggers control. We often joke of a “handler” that appears magically when sensitive subjects are being posted. Given the sensitive nature of the material on WB or Zh or even my blog, would it be a stretch to believe that someone is watching and possibly pushing buttons from the “other side”? I don’t think so. Actually I believe it happens. What aren’t they watching these days and trying to influence? Heck, you know they are taking names of all the “terrorists” that visit this site and the surrounding similar haunts. I don’t think that WB would be monitoring comments for anything other than blatant inappropriateness. Like COTO said below, “you are being censored by the googleplex, a CIA segment of the Full Spectrum Survelliance grid.”

    • Dennis Boylon

      If I click the link from my profile I can see my sensitive posts. If I go to the site and try to find it in the comments section it does not appear.

      • PerceiveToBeWise

        that demonstrates site censorship not Disqus. They maybe part of a conspiracy but I have not come to that conclusion whereas sites are certainly censoring content via Disqus controls.

    • Ed Ward, MD

      Interesting insights on ‘disgust’ and more than likely another censor being added to the mix.

  • Jody Paulson

    I’ve had one or two comments here censored within the last few months.

  • rwinkel

    Well I guess everyone here is in agreement that american medicine is beyond criticism in its treatment of children. Or maybe babies aren’t really children at all, not quite human even. Let me ask you: what is your earliest memory of being on this planet? If you’re a typical american male, your earliest memory may well be one of being tied down to a table in a brightly lit room, with a sheet covering you except for your private parts, and someone in a white robe fondling you. No kidding. It’s called circumcision. And if you don’t think it affects adult men to be molested, tortured and pleasure-lobotomized in this way, at a time when they imprint everything, you’re living in total denial. But don’t worry about it, no one will question your political affiliations or intelligence, because we live in the twilight zone where babies are born with wings that must be amputated so they look like their fathers. How sad. Barbarism really has taken over this country.

    • Shineon83

      —I have an even BETTER example for you (regarding “big” humans’ disdain for “little” humans): Up until fairly recently (5-6 years ago), newborns with heart defects were operated on WITHOUT anesthesia (under the assumption that it was “unnecessary,” as the “pain circuitry” in the brains of babies was, they assumed, “undeveloped,” and anesthetic drugs possibly harmful)…..

      —Surprise, surprise…Some genius pediatric surgeon finally noticed (after 15 YEARS of this protocol) that these babies were DYING at a much higher rate than were infants receiving the same surgery (performed by doctors who “bucked the system,” by refusing to do the surgery WITHOUT anesthesia, due to their personal beliefs that ALL patients experienced pain during surgery)…..It was determined—after a large study (cut very short, due to overwhelming evidence)—-that the babies receiving no anesthesia had actually died due to SHOCK caused by severe pain……..BTW—Our first son’s doctor said he has NEVER performed a circumcision WITHOUT anesthesia, and refuses to do so. My second son was born autistic, and I refused circumcision for him, due to my personal belief that he was having enough “circuit overload” to begin with…..

      —..Although circumcision is often viewed as a form of “mutilation” and unnecessary surgery (as you point out), there ARE very good medical reasons for its use: it reduces the spread of STDs and AIDS (according to many, many studies); in addition, the incidence of penile cancer drops to almost zero in circumcised males, and is seen almost exclusively in uncircumcised males………My son actually NAPPED during his circumcision (his doctor used a “rub-on” local anesthetic, before giving him local anesthetic injections with a baby needle—which he didn’t even feel)…..I wish EVERY baby receiving circumcision would have such a great experience….Of course, the decision whether or not to circumcise a male baby should be made after careful consideration of possible future risk (African males, for instance, are highly encouraged to be circumcised due to the high rates of AIDS in the continent), religious beliefs, and personal preferences…….

      • rwinkel

        Please see my paper on circumcision below and let me know if you still believe the purported benefits outweigh the proven drawbacks:

      • rwinkel

        hmmm my last attempt never showed up. Trying again:
        Please read my paper on circumcision below and let me know if you still believe the purported benefits outweigh the known drawbacks:

      • rwinkel

        Actually most of your statements about circumcision are based on fraudulent medical research which has been disproven repeatedly. As far as HIV, it turns out FGM is about as effective at preventing HIV in women as MGM is at preventing HIV in men. Another detail they never mention is that MGM increases M->F HIV transmission rates more then enough to compensate for its efficacy at preventing HIV in men, which accounts for the USA’s high rates of both HIV and MGM. By the way, the manufacturer of EMLA cream (used in your son’s circumcision) is contraindicated by the manufacturer for that use. Most likely your son wasn’t sleeping, he was in shock, since the most sensitive part of his anatomy was being amputated with only topical pain relief. It will do wonders for his future marriages as well.
        What I’m talking about here is a huge scandal that medicine will continue to cover up at all costs. Mainstream headline-making medical research in this area is not to be trusted. You have to dig to see what’s going on.

  • Peter Sveter

    disqus is THE censor’s tool. using fb is not a big win….

  • Alan

    Well. stupid as it was to post a video with David Ike (for reals? That guy is more cuckoo than an actual cuckoo wearing a feathery cuckoo costume) there WERE some uncensored posts by people pointing out how cuckoo Ike is.

    • Cyberat Rodent


      The cuckoo has been clocked more than once. ;-p

    • Michael Kelligan

      David Icke is crazier than a sh#t house rat,I saw a video of that nut back in the 80’s where he claimed to be the son of god,and another where he claimed Queen Elizabeth turned into a reptilian monster and crawled around on the dungeon walls below Buckingham Palace,it was funny at first but now its just creepy

  • Thomas Jefferson

    I laughed when I talked to the AIR FORCE kid in denver,and he told me they fully intended to block the tickets to the underground from anyone they considered to be a traitor,he said we may be safe but we ain’t sitting on the couch with any traitors either,and if any of them happen to get in,were going to put them in the cages down at the bottom,with their family………..sounds like the traitors have screwed them selves,they won’t get in and even if they do their going into a cage……………………….

  • Thomas Jefferson

    EVER notice how scum never believe they’ll get caught,censors are the same way,YET there’s a paper trail right to them,and what should happen to a traitor who has violated the FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE US CONSTITUTION…………..OH,thats right theres only one punishment “SUMMARY EXECUTION”………………….

    • dddsba

      You got that right, Tom!

    • Michael Kelligan

      Careful Tom your patriotism is showing…LOLx10

  • Marquand Dubber

    Huff post was great but heavily censored. I liked their news stories – especially about celebrities. I used to lurk there a lot.

    However they censor their comments by passively omitting comments rather than explicitly taking a red pen to them. I went round and round with the huff post comment moderators on this issue until I finally gave up and posted my censored comments on the censoredcomments blog.

    I think that comment censorship is becoming a real problem. I haven’t noticed heavy censorship at washingtonsblog.

    • Ed Ward, MD

      The only thing that can be done… BOYCOTT all these censoring sites, don’t promote, and post where you can. THE FACTS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE, if they weren’t the fascist scumbags wouldn’t be censoring them. Don’t forget – ALL WILL NEED ACCOUNTABILITY.

  • dddsba

    My icon is very un-popular with someone along the food chain at disqus (re: recent posts to Politico) and I’ve been unable to post there for the last three days. My 1st Amendment Rights are being absolutely violated by these people…I’d love to hear from others who have had similar experiences w/ disqus. Perhaps my attorney can get together a BIG FAT CLASS ACTION against them. Hope you’re reading, disqus-dears. CASE # 174048!

    • rw93003

      The first amendment probably doesn’t apply to a privately owned website that you are allowed to post on for free.

      • PerceiveToBeWise

        Then a notice thereof should be made public that free speech is not afforded here. That is transparency even if it is in their rights; it is also in ours or should be by the notion that the public is allowed to comment.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Disqus is censoring comments. Nowadays, one has to comment with a social networking site and be tracked, not unlike what is required in China.

    • Artimus Maxtor

      A government does not give up its propaganda machine ever. It drives the herd. Think about this. You go to work in a herd at approximately the same time. Same for lunch. Same going home from work. Your children are herded to school at the same time. Too lunch. Also home. Add to that Christmas, Easter all holidays.

      One guy up there said groupthink. I like that word. The same things are repeated, regurgitated back that people learn from the massive information system in place. Its all about promoting something. Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston. We all know them. Just shows they can an promote a thought or person. A subject or any “information”. People will believe it. Run counter to the herd and what they have been told you can get run over quick.

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  • Engopo

    Beeing censored in Norwegian newspapers using disqus

  • Engopo

    Kind of disqusting

  • Bob Crouch

    I participated in a thread, My comments are still visible and responses are being made to them. Yet, I am told that “You do not have permission to post on this thread” I did not do ANYTHING (such as foul language) to warrant censorship, except perhaps disagree with the censor whoever he or she may be!

    • Ed Ward, MD

      Standard policy in promotion of government propaganda by main stream and alternative media. They are currently at the point where their ‘sock puppet’ articles and commenters are not enough anymore. Now, they have to censor posts from those promoting referenced facts.

  • Stuffinpup

    On another thread, Disqus blocked me from logging in, concealed comments that had been there before, and failed to accept my login. I myself have become blocked out, or censored by their system in that particular discussion.

  • Anonymous

    Disqus is a censorship conspiracy

    • Chien-Sun Zhao

      I agree.

  • Cyberat Rodent

    It seems Diqusting things are going on with “neutral” blog hosts.

  • Cyberat Rodent

    Can’t seem to post on infowars anymore.

    • Ed Ward, MD

      Infowars is covert op.

      Infowars ‘Out Psyops’ BBC: Exposes DC Naval Yard SWAT Propaganda?

      • Cyberat Rodent

        BS, I thought you have something more substantial.
        UK have been long supporters of the NeoNazi/Muslim Brotherhood anti-Israel terrorist organizations such as the PLO, which they trained and sponsored. BBC was banned in Israel for biased reporting and is as credible as CNN or less.

        Your credibility further dropped when there’s a post there by Talmudists, the 2% of the Jewish population, fanatic radicals in their own sect, probably the 20% of all Rabbis, a definitive minority of self hating Jews. Then the site makes it sound like a majority.

        Finally rock bottomed, at the link of Bill Hicks is Alex Jones, do they look a lot alike ? Yes, but that’s where all similarities end. Bill Hicks was a drug abusing smoker whose mannerism, way of speech & jokes do not resemble Alex Jones in the least. Pronounciation of words is the hardest to change later in life.
        It doesn’t matter who arrived when and what number bus they took, the Naval Shooting was a staged event for one purpose – Gun Grabbing. Why are the Local Yokkels involved on a military base ??? The M.P.s could’ve responded with adequate armor & firepower in 1min..
        The truth is out there, dump the BS.

        • Ed Ward, MD

          In what appears to be Infowars trying to one up BBC SWAT propaganda, they
          release the approximate time of arrival. If SWAT, had gotten there before 9 AM,
          don’t you think that is what he would have said? What follows afterward looks
          like a SWAT enlistment article. Based on the information, the SWAT team arrived during the last of the shootouts, if not AFTER the last shot was fired.

          According to Infowars, Navy Yard Shooting: SWAT Team Ordered to ‘Stand Down’, CERT, “arrived fully dressed in their tactical gear and armed with HK-416 assault weapons around 9:00 a.m. Monday morning.”

          “According to the BBC, Response Team (Cert) was near the Navy Yard when the initial report of an active shooter came in about 8:20 local

          The officers, wearing full tactical gear and armed with HK-416 assault
          weapons, arrived outside Building 197 a few minutes later, an
          official with knowledge of the incident told the BBC.”

          Yes, in trying to ‘out promote’ the SWAT conspiracy fantasy of ‘Super SWAT’
          ‘could have’, Infowars exposes the “few minutes later” as WAY closer to an HOUR with arrival during or more than likely AFTER the shooter was dead. All with referenced links and more.

          • Cyberat Rodent

            What part of “I don’t trust BBC as a reliable source for shoveling shit even.” don’t you understand ? Do you work for the BBC ? Are you doing damage control ?
            You just want some of the A.J. success to ooze over to your channel ? You’re doing it all the wrong way or you’re an Agent Smith, none of that matters.

      • Artimus Maxtor

        Info wars is disinformation. In that it throws in things like the Illuminati, Martians and other nonsense. Its a tactic they use in a lot of web writing’s. To make you think that your suspicions. Are unfounded. Possibly a product of some guys cracked thinking.

  • Guest

    good then then they shall reap what they sow1

  • Erik Harahan

    I have the same problem. It sucks.

  • Fran Petin

    PR. The only answer they’re allowed to say. My civil comments anchored in reality have been censored. Unless you’re a political activists paid to comment, demonizing Christians and labeling them anti-gay, you will be censored.

    • PerceiveToBeWise

      Not to be outdone, the left is censoring against political comment against Hillary over her reset button with Russian and the resulting invasion of Ukraine. Unless there are rules round free speech your anti-Christian and my anti-Hillary comments are both censored. It is money of the billionaires that have the final say. This bodes ill for free speech even if we both disagree with each other.

  • Ed Ward, MD

    Disqus for comments is a scam joke. Your comment can be censored by any place you are commenting for any reason or more likely no reason as is the general mark of ‘government propaganda’ media. So, if you want to agree with an article use disqus, if not, forget about it, because ‘propaganda’ sites are not looking for ‘facts’, they are just there to push their agenda.

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  • FredJ11

    My comments are being censored right now on

    • Michael Kelligan

      me too

  • onno

    Disqus seems to encourage the constant obscene bickering and race baiting between Democrats and Republicans; however, ALL of my comments which suggest then Dems and Reps are the same party supporting a fascism hegemony get censored.

    Today, I posted a comment which was a quote from George Orwell. I wasn’t ‘approved’. Oh, the irony.

    • onno

      interesting….I stand corrected. It seems Mother Jones and HuffPost are the ones responsible for the censorship

    • Darko714

      Exactly. Reasonable conservative criticism of liberal authors is censored. Rabid racism is not. Leads me to suspect that the liberal media itself is posting the rabid racism as an Alinsky strategem to smear its opponents.

      • AK

        Wrong. I have the opposite experience from conservative sites with discussion boards powered by Disqus.
        It is not a liberal or conservative thing.

    • AK

      In my experience, Breitbart is the worst offender when it comes to censorhip.

    • Joe Blow

      yep, i post the same stuff, and my post today encouraging the GOP to nominate Rand Paul was put on hold, then just mysteriously disappeared. When I quote Orwell now, which is often, I always refer to him as “the Prophet Orwell”.

    • PropGuard

      Too ironic for words, I will be watching my comments. Dem and reps are one and the same

    • jennyjones

      I don’t have tv who the hell watches ABC anymore. Do they get their funds from Obama.

  • Shineon83

    —I have never once used foul language, hate speech, etc. when posting comments on various site….I AM, however, a writer by profession, am conservative, and when posting comments, tend to get more than a fair share of “likes” per comment ( a not uncommon occurrence for a person who makes a living by their “pen” )….

    —Here’s the “kicker” : I noticed, about a week ago, that my comments were being “pre-screened” (moderated prior to posting) on SEVERAL sites at the SAME TIME (I never had this happen before)….The sites doing the “pre-screening” were/are definitely “left-wing” : The Guardian, Huffpost, Daily Beast……As these sites are NOT owned by the same company, I have come to the conclusion that “Disqus” is responsible for the censorship…….Any other theories???

    • Chien-Sun Zhao

      I got the same problem in Taiwan with the “”. Disqus is indeed censoring my posts on politics. Now my status is “You do not have permission to post in this thread.”

      • Shineon83

        @Chien-Sun Zhao: Yes, I’ve noticed that Chinatimes is also in the “censorship business.”……Is it just me? I find this utterly frightening………………….

    • AK

      I am blacklisted by Breitbart via Disqus and can’t post there. All I did was disagreeing with the groupthink on the site.

    • davedoesthetruth

      Sure, ever make a comment and you can see the up votes clicking off they get to about 3 or 5 and stop like the anchor was thrown out.

    • Lil Indie

      Disqus says if your post shows “removed” it means that the site’s moderator removed it, not Disqus. I’ve had a couple of very mild comments removed from Breitbart. One had the word “hell” in it, but the other had no curse words.

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    • jennyjones

      The Obama Administration did not approve

  • galatian

    I have never once used foul language, hate speech,etc., when posting comments on various sites.
    I have also noticed that my comments are removed when I assert facts and/or statistics that are routinely obfuscated or omitted when discussing political, economic, or cultural issues in mass media.
    I am neither conservative nor liberal, Republican or Democrat; I am an avid reader of the major subjects and write my points of view with an honest attempt to interrelate them all with one another.
    I was very wary about Disqus from the beginning: it struck me as a way for the NSA or other government surveillance agency to monitor and collect public opinion under the guise of “our convenience.” However, most of my favored websites have converted to this program, and so recently I logged into it…
    Out of two dozen comments I have made, six have actually been posted…
    Another poster below is right: the most incendiary, divisive, and hateful speech appears everywhere leaving one little doubt that not much is censored in that respect. However, the more circumspect, compassionate posts are not found as often as before, and strangely, “kicked down,” if you will, posted only minutes ago, it is relegated to the bottom of the thread…
    I am quite frightened, actually…enough to retreat back behind that wall of silence I was in for nearly a year.
    Behind the wall, indeed…

  • cons3rvative

    i called disqus.. they say that they don’t moderate and it is up to the indiviual site.

    • Shineon83

      —I don’t believe them for an instant. They MIGHT have a point if the censorship (in my case, for instance) occurred over a period of weeks or months with the sites I mentioned above. However (and here is my point): I received the “Your comments must be pre-screened before posting” message literally on the SAME DAY from the three (very left-leaning sites) I mentioned above—I did NOT, however, receive similar messages from more middle-of-the-road sites (i.e. CNN)… It seems more than a “tad” suspicious to me that THREE different organizations (all owned by different companies) would suddenly decide to “pre-screen” comments from me on the SAME DAY……(Sounds more like some kind of “trouble-maker” —i.e. conservative or Libertarian—alert is appearing beside the names of known “influential posters”—I have some publishing friends who SWEAR Discus is fielding calls from Huffpost, regarding users HP feels are “rabble rousers”.(and labeling them accordingly for other like-minded organizations which inquire)…………………………….

  • Corpus_Innominata

    Censorship check.

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  • Justin Bilyj

    Discus sucks dick, they censor comments

    • DeathMerchant

      Not true, it’s the individual sites that do the censoring and a lot of it is due to comments being flagged by people who don’t like them. Usually leftists.

  • Phil McCracken

    I googled “diqus censorship” (and this was the first result) since posts of mine and others have been repeatedly cast into the void, sometimes immediately, sometimes when you go back the next day. It has occurred on ABC’s website and Mother Jones repeatedly. I didn’t believe these outlets would so blatantly censor and got the impression it is some kind of block bot used by disqus. These deletions of comments most frequently occur seemingly when I and others are trying to speak in favor of free speech, making it particularly frustrating. If this is the way the internet is going it is quite scary. The problem with censorship is……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    • Artimus Maxtor

      I wrote this is the government using the net:

      Long sought. A government never gives up its propaganda machine. The web was invented for a reason. To collect data on the things they couldn’t get. To get more information than they could by having you register for license’s and other things. Your sexual habits free porn is everywhere. What you read. What your interested in. Any “Anti-American” activities. Employers can now pull reports right off the web. Showing your arrest record. Showing where you live your brothers and sisters and immediate family. Where they live and their information. Also your internet viewing activity. Including porn. What and where you go and any comments. I imagine the government data is much more detailed.

      The internet is a closed loop. Which information that’s the same from here to England. The days of CBS news and ABC news and NBC news. Giving you virtually the same facts and information are still here. Only way more evil. They know what your thinking and watching now. Even the Nielson ratings company is red faced with envy. Go on and enjoy your day. Ignore all of that. Humans are creatures of habit and they know your habits now.
      Add to that my opinion. There are flag waving bots. Also government trolls and apologists.

  • Nuge4Prez

    I was censored only minutes ago. The second I clicked “Post as Nuge4Prez”, it said
    “Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by The Washington Examiner.” The only way that can be happening instantly is that I’m profiled. And my comments disappeared. They are not even being shown in my history.

  • Darko714

    On some sites, “up” votes for my comments don’t show. What does this mean?

  • cloybox

    I was censored today for asking if others had been censored. I was also censored last weekend for using the term similar to baboon. It is amazing that they did this!

  • rw93003

    My posts sometimes “vanish”. One time I got in touch with the actual disqus censor who said he deleted my post because he said he believed I copied it from another source. I proved to him that I didn’t by sending the sources for each of the points in my post and he agreed it wasn’t plagiarism and offered to restore the post. I don’t believe plagiarism was the issue at all–it was because the post discredited another post that was more to the censor’s liking. Lately several of my posts that included stats, dates and other facts “vanish” It appears to me that “progressive” posts are ok but ones that prove “progressive” posts wrong sometimes mysteriously vanish even though there is no rudeness involved. I don’t plan to post to disqus any longer, not because I think anyone cares but because it is a waste of time doing the research and writing just to have it deleted by someone who doesn’t like it.

    • Shineon83

      —You are exactly correct; there is indeed heavy censorship of “conservative” posts….One day (ala Snowden), someone will uncover the “ownership” of Disqus….(I wouldn’t be at all surprised to discover it is funded by a progressive billionaire—who knows the POWER of web to influence opinion)…..Think about it: almost everyone who reads articles from any of the sites usually reads at least several of the comments following the piece; how powerful to, for example, allow posts that reinforce one’s worse stereotypes of the “other side.”……Notice how the most outrageous (read: stupid) conservative comments are published?

      • Jon Jones

        “…there is indeed heavy censorship of “conservative” posts.”

        Paranoid much? I’m far from being a conservative, and my posts are being put “on hold” only to eventually vanish.

  • None of your business

    Welcome to the Gulag Archipelago.

  • BiggerFatterPolitics
  • DrSmitty42

    Disqus removes my comments on a regular basis, and 90% of them are benign but in opposition to the emotional liberal mindset. They even remove comments on subjects that could not be construed as insulting at all, but rather make it clear the liberal topic I’ve confronted is useless.

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  • jburt56

    Yes, discus censors.

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  • Joe Blow

    My comment, that took some time to compose, was just put on hold and then deleted. Why is Washington’s Blog still allowing this to happen?

  • farang

    My comments are removed daily, from many sites. I just typed this, and the screen “blinked twice”: now this comment will be removed. But, I will copy and paste it to you directly if it is. Just did it again.

  • farang

    Disqus “pretends” they do not “censor”, that is a Lie.

  • logansquare

    yesterday i posted a comment to cnn story “what are the russians hiding” (vis a vis the shootdown) directing people to youtube russian defense ministry presentation on the shootdown and it was deleted immediately. there was even a message saying it was being withheld. unsettling.

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  • davedoesthetruth

    I believe that they are pulling a facebook type censorship by controlling the display of comments and up and down votes as well. Thigs are starting to smell like a rotten fish.

    • TheLoneRanger

      The lies just aren’t enough anymore.

  • Ruger 1

    I believe Disqus does censor

    • John

      I have had the same thing happen.

      • Michael J. McFadden

        Ditto here, and it began happening on several sites, all at around the same time. On the sites where I was able to contact an admin, I was told the posts had been routed through Disqus into their spam bucket and those admins, upon reading my concern and checking the posts, quickly whitelisted them and future posts from me. On other sites however, there were either no easily seen ways to contact admins or the admins simply ignored my concerns about postings. There’s clearly some handling done on the Disqus end that interacts with those on the website end. Instead of denying that it has anything to do with moderation, Disqus should outline its policies and methods more clearly AND establish a responsible review mechanism when it downgrades posts.

        – MJM

    • PerceiveToBeWise

      Certain sites indicate site censorship verses Disqus censorship. They have not lost my confidence as my posts are still available via my personal log but they are not necessarily on the site. However, I question when Disqus allows censorship by content moderator which is by admission censorship allowance.

  • Justin

    I was just blacklisted by using a disqus account.

    • SparkleBunny

      Disqus doesn’t moderate comments. The site admin in which they use disqus does.

      So it was the admin from infowars who blacklisted not someone from disqus.

      • Justin

        That’s what I said…

  • dddoc

    There are people on right now slagging off Alex Jones for censorship. But as far as I can see since I just logged into this site using Disqus, even though I’ve never been here before or signed up to this blog.

    Disqus appears to be a program people can add to their site or blog to allow anyone leave comments as long as they’ve signed up and their program is on that site.

    So if there is any censorship going on, it has to be laid at the door of Disqus to whom we all signed up to and who appear to be monitoring our discussions and free f#### speech!

    You see how I censored the word F##### otherwise they might deleted this post and given I like Alex Jones believes in free speech, I can’t image he would discredit himself by deleting peoples posts.

    You have anything to say in defense of this Disqus

  • SparkleBunny

    CNN = Censorship Network Nationwide!

  • Doulos Christou

    They ABSOLUTELY are censoring comments – especially if we mention the Name of the lord Jesus Christ or quote Bible Scripture.

  • PerpetuallyMe

    CNN has proven that the censor our perspective and only allow us to post on articles according to “majority.” If we have a “reputation” according to our thoughts for thinking outside of the box or not in line with Obama rule, we can’t seem to post….even if our comments are logical and void of harassment and “trolling.” Enough. It is sickening and an absolute violation of Constitutional rights. Welcome to “America” under the Obama regime.

  • tslateone

    www dot Examiner dot com Well never had a censor until now. The odd thing is I went to an older article and the same complete rebuttal went through wvwb though unrelated. Not sure it may be related to sources cited because words like hitler, Nazi, abortion, etc all pass through. I can’t believe they have human being sitting back reading these posts, that would be insane. Anyway, Hitler WOULD be proud.
    The poster wrote:

    Cass Ness Stacey Antes • 7 hours ago

    Infest? Now there is a good example of a bigot. Conservatives are full of these terms like disease and infest. Just replace the word Liberal with Jew and you see right away what camp conservatives idiots belong to.

    I wrote:

    Yes it’s true Hitler and his minions not only targeted Jews but his regime parallels progressive liberals today even though they like to hide behind the word fascist. For example, progressive liberals are intolerant of religion, supported (a)bortion, and only view the state as the supreme authority, throwing out all free will. That’s exactly what mimics a fascist definition but is oh so exactly the definition of a progressive liberal. History proves you wrong, chant slogans and insults all you want. Nazi history not only proves you incorrect but also shows where progressive liberalism in this country is headed whether you’re smart enough to see it or not. You’re a tool and have no clue that you are. Choice, yes the state’s choice. The parallels with today’s (a)bortion rules and that of Nazi Germany are striking if not horrific.

    The Nazis believed that a woman’s body belonged to the State, and the State would decide what to do with it. The Nazis did not allow (a)bortion for healthy “Aryan” German women, but demanded and forced (a)bortion upon women deemed “unAryan” (i.e. Jews, Gypsies, Slavs, etc.) and “Aryan” German women who were thought to be feeble-minded, or have hereditary diseases. ((a)bortion in the New Europe p.114)

    The first court to rule that “viability” and the “woman’s health” were determinate factors in (a)bortion was the Nazi Heredity Court of 1934, when it ruled that “…pregnancy may be terminated, with the concent of the woman concerned, unless the foetus is already capable of independent life, or unless the termination of the pregnancy entails a serious danger to either the life or health of the woman herself.” (The Racial State, 1991, p.141).

    In the United States, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that (a)bortion in the first two trimesters (up to 6 months) is permitted because the fetus is not “viable” (not capable of living outside of the womb “independently”). They ruled that (a)bortion in the third trimester (after 6 months) was still illegal, unless the continued pregnancy posed a “serious threat” to the physical or mental health of the mother.

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  • brotherton cat

    well they censored me on the WND a christian based website. I thought promoting Christianity was good thing there.

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  • Hemp4Freedom

    My comments that are critical of Republicans are being deleted on NPR and I have been blocked from posting.

    Can anyone help? where is discis and why do they get to shape the political discussion and stifle Free Speech, especially on NPR.

    Thank you…

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  • Hemp4Freedom

    Welcome to Fascist America….so long Free Speech, Freedom of the Individual and Democracy.

  • Mr Leatherneck

    Disqus is not censoring. Blocking commenters is done on a site level…though obviously Disqus is known to be buggy.

    A good example is…where that little puke Jones has blocked me because I call him on his over-sensationalized bullsht for-profit.

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    I would suggest that people look at history and the political cartoons and commentaries that were made by both parties and they were not censored nor were they Politically Correct. I am not in favor of any censorship unless someone is advocating Jihad or Treason against our country.

    This is not a good thing and what it smells like to me is that the Democrats and Liberals have not changed since kindergarten. Tattle to the teacher and get those of us punished for doing what he/she considers wrong. They want opposition censored while they are allowed to lie constantly.

    • Joe California

      No, as usual you conservatives are always to quick to play the ‘victim’ card. I am liberal and almost every comment I post on ABC News is flagged and deleted quickly. None of my posts are obscene, but I do make comments very critical of the government. That is probably what they don’t like about both your right and my left leaning comments–because we both dare to criticize the crooks and cowards running Washington and state governments. How dare we! ;)

      • David

        Joe I had comments deleted there that I could see no good reason why they were deleted. I mean geesh if they are going to delete like they were the other night why even have a comments section?

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    Professional political hacks use forums like this to post outrageous arguments. Many, many times the flame wars you see take place are many times the same person on two accounts or a group of like minded activists who are looking to provoke an otherwise honest person.

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    ABC just blocked my account

    • David

      Their reaction to the Jonathan Gruber videos was very telling. Many posts just disappeared that were critical of Obamacare. Including some of mine that I could see no good reason why they should be deleted. Many Pro Obamacare posts could not be replied to. But I have seen the same over the last few days on other left wing sites. I posted on the Atlantic a reply that was rather long. it was deleted without a trace. Then I posted a short version It was deleted without a trace. Then I posted a complaint about the deletions and it disappeared without a trace.
      I didn’t realize the ABC news was now owned by the Chinese CCP.

    • MikeChike

      I was blocked by ABC for expressing opposition to Obama’s immigration plan. I didn’t say anything nasty, racist, bigoted, or demeaning. No foul language.

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  • Guest

    YES, many of my comments have been censored. Most of the time its by independent journalists
    who do not want to hear an opposing point of view. Or they don’t want their readers to hear an opposing point of view.
    I never use foul language, I don’t bother with theory’s or opinions I just list the solid facts with the numbers to back up the facts and then I get censored.
    It got so bad one time I actually called out the monitor.

    Brief Example:

    – Median Household income has dropped $2,800 during the Obama administration.

    – 18.6 Million Americans are either unemployed to underemployed.

    – 97,000 Americans Dropped out of the work force between Aug and Sept.

    – 62.7 Labor Participation Rate is the lowest since 1978.

    – 41% of our Nations 17.9 Trillion debt has been accumulated under Obama…

    – In 2007, the average household in the top 5 percent had 16.5 times as much wealth as the average household overall. But now the average household in the top 5 percent has 24 times as much wealth as the average household overall.

    – According to a study recently discussed in the New York Times, the “typical American household” is now worth 36 percent less than it was worth a decade ago.

    – The overall homeownership rate has fallen to the lowest level since 1995.

    – The homeownership rate for Americans under the age of 35 is at an all-time low.

    – According to one recent survey, 52 percent of all Americans cannot even afford the house that they are living in right now.

    – The average age of vehicles on America’s roads has hit an all-time high of 11.4 years.

    – Due to a lack of decent jobs, half of all college graduates are still relying on their parents financially when they are two years out of school.

    Does anyone see anything wrong with what I said? If so please tell me so I can adjust.

    All I am doing is telling the TRUTH… And I get censored…

  • visibleunderwater

    The Atlantic recently blacklisted my comments; pretty sure it’s because I called out their writer who caused the huge “Rosetta mission sex shirt” scandal out on her involvement in a website called “ladybits” on how she’s a hypocrite. Guess the entire newspaper is the same, can’t handle the truth so just block the person who tried to shine a light on their darkness?

  • Ian

    CBS news has an insidious way of blacklisting comments. They remove the comment so no one else sees it but to the comment writer it appears to still be there, if the comment writer logs out and then reloads the comments he will see the comment is not there, if he logs back in the comment will reappear.
    In other words the comment writer will be writing comments that are only visible to themselves without knowing they are being censored.
    This happened to me when I had a point of view that was in opposition to the article writer and because my point of view contradicts the neo conservatives

  • PerceiveToBeWise

    The following sites are noted to have censorship but only when Hillary Clinton is mentioned. Obama appears to be a fair target now but Hillary’s “reset” button snafu with Russia and the current Ukraine crisis is not. Nothing but civil discourse and reasoning posted. This is the worst of the worst in political propaganda censorship – the appearance of free thought and the censorship thereof. – CCTV America, 1099 New York Ave. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001. Operated by Chicago, Ill a Democrat stranglehold. Please also note the major sites they censor. – owned and operated as an LLC by Billionaire Peter G. Peterson (Rockefeller trustee and friends with Bill Gates.

  • wookie

    Disqus Disqusts me.

  • wookie

    I now get banned from ALL websites when I use my e-mail address as a reference. But if I use a fake e-mail address from an account I opened as “pretend” (like I did to post here) then they all come up. It doesn’t matter whether it’s disqus or wordpress or any other commenting system. I AM BANNED FROM THEM ALL.

  • nc2005

    the government is blocking me lol