I was reading Neil’s excellent post about censorship at digg and it made me wonder about a problem I had with digg.
About a month or two ago I submitted a story concerning the “church” of scifientology and their continued effort towards censorship of an unreleased film. The story received 2000 diggs very quickly and became the number 1 story on digg.com and remained there for quite a while. After about an hour I hit refresh on my browser and the story had completely vanished from the front page! I did a quick search and found that it didn’t appear in the search results either, I thought that it was buried but confused why it didn’t even show in the searches. I light heartedly guess that they censored it on the request of the scifientologists, but now I am thinking this may be true…
Let’s look at some recent buries… Go Here and press “Control + F” then type “scientolo”.Â Keep clicking next to see all the buries revolving around scientology (which is a LARGE amount)… all are identified as inaccurate or spam. hmmm.
Anyway, I just thought I would share my thoughts… oh and if you want to see a bit of reporting on the bullshit of scifientology visit xenu.net.
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That’s pretty freakin crazy man. It seems that Digg has struggled with the content it … points to, especially in recent times the whole HD-DVD code thing or whatever. But where I could see why Digg would struggle with the HD-DVD thing, this (imho) is a lot less understandable.
Sorry for the extra post, but do you think that Digg buried those stories, or was it other users?…Like Scientology fanatics?
well I’m not sure… but for my story to completely disappear is odd…
slashdot doesnt do that shit
ahhh tidrock… nice to see you here at cooooooopreme!
So you have that nice, big empty blogroll over there… Interested in a blogroll exchange?
lol i kno, i just haven’t got around to it! but i try to stay away from 2 way link exchanges…
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