Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Blogs – You (and I) May Be Next


Oh oh. Looks like Scott’s Blog may not be around for too much longer.

Not because I’ll be rounded up under the Malaysian ISA…

But because the entire world has turned to worshipping the Obamessiah.

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From Free Republic:

Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Sites on its Blogger Platform

It looks like Google has officially joined the Barack Obama campaign and decided that its contribution would be to shut down any blog on the Google owned Blogspot.com blogging system that has an anti-Obama message.

Yes, it sure seems that Google has begun to go through its many thousands of blogs to lock out the owners of anti-Obama blogs so that the noObama message is effectively squelched.

Thus far, Google has terminated the access by blog owners to 7 such sites and the list may be growing. Boy, it must be nice for Barack Obama to have an ally powerful enough to silence his opponents like that

It isn’t just conservative sites that Google’s Blogger platform is eliminating. For instance, www.comealongway.blogspot.com has been frozen and this one is a Hillary supporting site. The operator of Come a Long Way has a mirror site off the Blogspot platform and has today posted this notice:

I used to have a happy internet home on Blogger: http://www.comealongway.blogspot.com. Then on Wednesday night, June 25, I received the following e-mail:

Dear Blogger user,

This is a message from the Blogger team.

Your blog, at http://comealongway.blogspot.com/, has been identified as a potential spam blog. You will not be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and confirm that it is not a spam blog.

Sincerely,

The Blogger Team

It turns out that there is an interesting pattern where it concerns the blogs that Google’s Blogspot team have summarily locked down on their service. They all belong to the Just Say No Deal coalition, a group of blogs that are standing against the Obama campaign. It seems the largest portion of these blogs are Hillary supporting blogs, too.

All I can say is, WOW! If Google is willing to abuse its power like this even against fellow leftists, what does it plan against conservatives, the folks Google hates even more!?

Here is a list of the Blogspot blogs that have been frozen by Google thus far:

…Read the rest at Publius’ Forum.com.

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From Bloggasm:

Who’s responsible for shutting down a number of anti-Obama Blogspot accounts?

When Snedeker clicked on the link at the bottom of the message she came to another one that told her that her blog “has characteristics of a spam blog” and, because of this, it had been locked. It allowed her the chance to send an “unlock request” but told her she’d have to wait up to four business days before someone at Google could review her blog and confirm it wasn’t publishing spam.

“At first I thought it was just this random thing with Blogger’s spam bots,” she told me in a phone interview. “I thought that perhaps in their looking across the blogger universe, that I got accidentally flagged somehow. Stuff like that happens.”

But a short time later Snedeker received an email from another blogger claiming that a number of anti-Obama blogs had been “hacked” that same night. After some digging it became apparent that several Blogspot accounts had been shut down because of similar spam issues, and nearly all of them had three things in common: Most were pro-Hillary Clinton blogs, all were anti-Barack Obama, and several were listed on justsaynodeal.com, an anti-Obama website.

I spoke to several of the bloggers who had accounts locked and every single one was convinced that it was Obama supporters who had flagged the blogs in some kind of concerted effort to silence them. But when I asked for specific evidence of this, most simply pointed out that only anti-Obama blogs were targeted — a fact that is certainly suspicious but not especially conclusive.

“I suspect that it was Obama supporters because I think the block was timed to affect blogs prior to the unity event so that we would not ‘rain on the unity parade,’ GeekLove said. “Also, Obama has ads out hiring people with no experience, except the ability to use computers. I presume these are the individuals responsible for silencing any opposition. His campaign has really harnessed the power of the internet and in the process learned to game the system in a way that I find frightening.”

Several of the bloggers hit by the Blogspot outage also write at his site, No Quarter, and so Johnson has been watching the controversy with interest. Like the others, he believes wholeheartedly that Obama supporters are behind the “attack,” and he told me in a phone interview that his website had experienced similar problems a few months ago.

“We were contacted by our host in March and they claimed we were draining too many resources,” he said. “They shut us down completely. But when we went in to look at our site statistics it was evident that something else was clearly going on — we were the subject of some kind of spam attack that was putting a strain on the site.”

An email I sent to Google requesting comment was not immediately returned. Nearly all the bloggers who were targeted by this spam crusade are not waiting around for their accounts to be restored. They’ve flocked to WordPress and opened free accounts there (including Blue Lyon and Come A Long Way), and they don’t have any immediate plans to return to their original URLs once the dust settles.


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18 Responses to “Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Blogs – You (and I) May Be Next”

  1. Kesava Says:

    WOW!
    GORE: During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. – CNN Late Night Edition

    Obama can shut it down.
    These Dems are all mighty.

  2. Child of God Says:

    “They” can shut down as many blogs as they want to. Mr. Obama’s mouth is his own worst enemy and “they” can’t shut him down. Evil will be shut down in the end.

  3. bow Says:

    Very loyal oba-messiac believer indeed,Google-maniac is flexing its cyber muscle to all oba. blog haters.

  4. wits0 Says:

    Google is also anti-Christian, part of the dumbo ‘Happy Holidays’ crowd.

  5. Howard Says:

    I suspect that many online dirty tricks have been used by Obama supporters, for in addition to the never ending avalanche of nasty sarcastic posts from pro Obama bloggers … the unprecedented online fund raising by the Obama camp … the online dominance by several pro Obama websites, like Huffington … and, this recent blocking of anti-Obama bloggers, several times, when I posted anti-Obama, Pro Clinton, pro McCain posts to sites who guranteed the aminitiy of my email address … I ended up getting hundreds and hundreds of pieces of spam in my mail box shortly after each time I posted.

  6. Lee Says:

    Whenever I post a pro McCain blog on CNN’s ‘Ask Jack Cafferty’ blog, not only do they moderate my blog and reject publishing it … I immediately get 300 to 600 pieces of spam in my mail box.

  7. Scott Thong Says:

    Well, what would you expect… Liberals don’t play fair. If you want to use their own tricks against them, don’t use your real email – or better yet, input the email of known liberals!

  8. jeff Says:

    ALL ABOARD! The Stop Obama Express. A great site for Anti-Obama Fun, videos, pictures, quotes and more. Check it out at http://www.StopObamaExpress.com

  9. Raymond Says:

    This is the beginning of end. If they have this much control over the internet to silence us, imagine how much more they will have when Obama is in power.

  10. Howard Says:

    Obama has not been forthright in telling Americans who he is, who he has been associated with, or what he will do if elected. If the media had done its job in vetting Obama from the beginning … and if 18 months ago Americans knew what they know today about Obama, he would never have made it this far. I would be willing to bet that there are still volumes that we don’t know about Obama, and even more Obama is not telling us about what he would do once elected. We also don’t know where much of his 600 million dollars in campaign contributions came from … possibly foreign nationals. Obama’s donations are literally enabling him to buy the Presidency of the United States. And then there’s Acorn, and voter fraud, which all seems to be favoring Obama. A socialistic agenda will ruin America … whose 200+ year capitalistic ideology has made us the country where everyone wants to live … even at risk of life and limb! It’s pretty obvious that McCain loves America, not just in words, but in deeds that cost him dearly. I don’t mind some changes, but changing our entire free enterprise system for socialism is NOT change I can believe in. I don’t trust Obama. I think he will say or do anything to get elected. These are just some of the reasons I’m voting for McCain/Palin on November 4th.

  11. Bonny Says:

    He must be the twin of Osama Bin Laden

  12. President Barack Obama - Four More Years! « BUUUUURRRRNING HOT Says:

    […] (Unless, of course, the new President makes it illegal to criticize him and orders anti-Obama blogs to be shut down. […]

  13. mafia Says:

    OBAMA! OBAMA!OBAMA!

  14. sad n nashville Says:

    As I sit here two days after the election and watch the basis media show clips over and over again of Oprah screaming in joy, I can’t help but think about how Michelle Obama made that wonder quote, “This is the first time I’m proud to be an American.” Well, I have my own quote, “This is the first time I’m truly disgraced to be an American.” No, I’m not racist, but I do believe this county has turned a blind eye to everything this man, Obama, has done to show he is anti-American. This is a man that a few years back said the Constitution was fundamentally flawed. He is against everything our founding fathers wanted for this county.

    I will not support his presidency. The Obama supporters have damned this country to hell.

  15. Mario Walker Says:

    God Bless you… and hopefully he will deal with your heart. There’s nothing that can stand against a united country and the president that they support. What person in the senate has ever supported something and later changed their mind. What person in senate has ever not supported something and later changed their mind. There may be somethings he may not agree with, but he’s here to bring change; and no the change cannot be done by himself. It takes the suppor of the people and he also stated he would call upon senator Mccain, because there needs to be a balance. Open your eyes! It takes more than one person to make change. there is one thing, he made history…… Some only support Mccain because they’re republicans, not because his points are any better. He would’ve had to prove himself just as much. Besides, Obama has created hope and unity beyond where it once existed.

  16. Negrosupporter Says:

    It really sucks yo no how shallow Americans really are just imagined if we got a full blooded African American in office. It would be war and to all you anti-obama people making threats, just remeber this is not the 1800’s or the 1960’s we are living in a new era so you better watch how you speak about us because you might get hurt.

  17. Scott Thong Says:

    Open your eyes! It takes more than one person to make change. there is one thing, he made history…… Some only support Mccain because they’re republicans, not because his points are any better. He would’ve had to prove himself just as much. Besides, Obama has created hope and unity beyond where it once existed. – Mario Walker

    A lot of Conservatives did not vote for centrist RINO McCain. They voted for true-red-blooded Palin and against liberal Obama.

    As for hope – American stocks fall record amounts after Obama win

    As for unity – Obamaphile teacher bullies student who likes McCain, Obama supporter beat old man, black Obama supporter fires gun and hurls racist epithets at police

  18. chris Says:

    It’s the beginning of the end.

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