Saturday, September 24, 2011

More on the take-down of “Activist Post”?

Has Google Taken Down The “Activist Post”?

Source: Illuminati World News

This morning i awoke to find a great alternative news site, “The Activist Post” has been taken offline by the internet goliath ”Google”. The activist post has been a great news and information resource, not just this site and my sister site, but for many like minded people and alternative news sites from around the world. I hope and pray this is a mere technical or temporary glitch and all will return to normality shortly. I would like to wish all the team at the Activist Post a speedy solution to the issue and all my support in their resolution of what looks like blatant internet censorship by Google! – Kevin Gilmour

Google Takes Down Activist Post?
This is what Before Its News said:

Why this has occurred is currently unknown. If Google is honest about the matter, then all will be well, and nothing but time will have been lost; Google’s data retention policy obviously forbids anything to ever be truly lost. Considering the wide range of subjects covered by Activist Post, and their uncensored and honest approach, it would not be surprising to learn that Google has done this intentionally. At this point however, it remains speculation.

With growing hostility for objective journalism and independent media, such events have and will occur. The above example – whether accident or intention – clearly displays the volatility within depending on remote sources to host and manage our data. Such events highlight the need for independence, and fault tolerance.

As the Cloud is pandered by our brave new world, and social networks offer to manage our personal and business affairs, a healthy measure of restraint is strongly advisable. Ultimately, the work and property of an individual should remain under the creator’s ultimate authority. Many people have unwittingly subjected the fruits of their labors to indifferent – or even opposing sources.

If even a portion of Activist Post has been lost, it will be a considerable wound to the flow of real information.

And Zen Gardner:

At mid-day on Friday, September 23, 2011, the popular alternative news blog,, was taken offline. Activist Post receives over one million views per month and has been hosted by Google’s Blogger since its founding in June 2010.

“We remain puzzled as to why Activist Post was erased completely by Google,” said chief editor and co-founder Michael Edwards. “When we tried to load our back-up file into our secondary Blogger account, that was blocked as well,” he added.

It remains unclear whether Google has acted to censor for their controversial reporting. Google is becoming somewhat notorious for clamping down on truth and liberty activists, of which Activist Post is known for.

“Clearly, this is a huge set back for us and the work we do,” said co-founder Eric Blair. “Our entire crew is working on resolving the issue and restoring the website. We certainly look forward to an explanation from Google.”

Activist Post will file an appeal with Google to restore the site in full, and asks their loyal supporters to make their voices heard as well. However, they also are seeking other hosting services to avoid these types of censorship issues in the future.

“We want to thank our loyal readers, contributors, and advertisers for being patient while we work this out. We plan to come on even stronger in face of this adversity,” Edwards said

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