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As usual, questions about SSRI and other medications, as well as reminding readers about the link between John McCain and “ISIS” found a harsh audience among Kieth Bilous’s CBC censors.
Comments were pre-censored so I didn’t have a chance to accumulate a lot of likes before they killed the comment, as has become customary.
SSRIstories.org. See for yourself.
But…the next day, posing the same question in an unrelated article was Kosher with Keith.
Canada’s israeli community was determined to make an example of Arthur Topham. And it did.
The Canadian jewish News of November 18 bent over backwards to congratulate itself on the successful persecution of RadicalPress.com’s Arthur Topham.
Harry Abrams, 63, a Victoria-based owner of an advertising company, was among the first to bring attention to Topham’s website and his anti-Semitic vitriol back in 2007. Abrams, who has 30 years of anti-defamation work behind him and currently leads the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island’s social action committee, describes Topham as “rabidly anti-Semitic.”
Curiously, the CjN mentions who was “among the first,” but fails to mention any other complainants. Like the Mysterious Stranger, Richard Warman’s role in this victory goes unnoticed. Warman is the serial SLAPP-suiter responsible for most of the now-defunct Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Warman was cited by the CHRT in 2009 for engaging in provacateuring activity by posting his own “hate messages” on targeted cites and then turning around and filing complaints with the Tribunal because those websites posted his comments in the first place. The CHRT sanctioned Warman by, in the case of Northern Alliance, not allowing him to collect a piece of the action (a portion of the $10,000 fine) as had been customary in his previous cases.
Arthur Topham is forbidden by court order from discussing who the two initial complainants were.
However, the National Post of November 6, 2012 reported the two complainants as Abrams and Warman.
When interviewed by the Canadian jewish News, pliant now-former Royal Canadian Mounted Police worker Terry Wilson (age 51 and retired…nice), who was instrumental in getting the job done for the b’nai brith despite the odds, couldn’t pass up the chance to not only kick Arthur when he was down, but also trash his wife of nearly four decades, Shastah.
Topham also claimed that his wife Shastah is Jewish, a fact Wilson disputes. “He could say she was Jewish by birth but there was no way she would be Jewish by religion and stick with a guy who said things like that.”
A cop speaking his mind about a heinous criminal such as Arthur Topham is one thing. But going after the man’s wife of 37 years for “sticking around with him” is absolutely beyond the pale. Wilson ought to be ashamed of himself. His colleagues in the Police Community should be outraged.
The public face of the prosecution, Harry Abrams, was so elated he couldn’t contain himself when he commented on his own role in the CjN’s reportage.
Actually, Harry, if another website decides to mirror or reproduce Arthur’s writings, there is absolutely no legal consequence to Arthur himself. The only legal consequence would be to the reproducing website itself. And only if Arthur decided to sue for copyright infringement.
There have been spectacular “holocaust denier” trials in Canada in the past. Jim Keegstra, a schoolteacher who was ultimately convicted of “spreading hate against an identifiable group” for teaching his pupils alternative views of World War II history. Keegstra’s conviction was overturned on appeal and subsequently re-instated by the Supreme Court of Canada.
And then of course, there was Ernst Zundel. Zundel was charged under Canada’s criminal code for publishing (he wasn’t even the author; he merely owned the printing plant) a pamphlet entitled “Did Six Million Really Die?” Zundel was charged “spreading false news.”
Canada’s corporate media, the CjN included, were clearly hoping happy days were here again with Arthur Topham. It didn’t happen. They reported he had been charged three years ago (again, based on the complaints of Abrams and Warman). They reported the start of Arthur’s trial. They reported his conviction. But nothing in between. There was no show trial. No circus. No construction hard hats.
LettersToTheBeast is pleased to report Arthur’s website, RadicalPresss.com, is still up an running despite the efforts of the government.
On Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11:27 a.m. in the British Columbia Supreme Court, city of Quesnel, I was pronounced “Guilty” by a jury of twelve men and women of the following criminal offence, also known as Count 1:
“Roy Arthur TOPHAM, between the 28th day of April, 2011 and the 4th day of May, 2012, inclusive, at or near Quesnel, in the Province of British Columbia, did by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, willfully promote hatred against an identifiable group, people of the Jewish religion or ethnic origin, contrary to Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code.”
Immediately following I was pronounced “Not Guilty” of a second and identical criminal offence, known as Count 2:
“Roy Arthur TOPHAM, between the 29th day of January, 2013 and the 11th day of December, 2013, inclusive, at or near Quesnel, in the Province of British Columbia, did by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, willfully promote hatred against an identifiable group, people of the Jewish religion or ethnic origin, contrary to Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code.”
Within moments of the jury leaving the courtroom Crown prosecutor Jennifer Johnson was seeking new bail conditions that would restrict even further my fundamental rights as contained in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Defence Attorney Barclay Johnson immediately objected suggesting to Justice Bruce Butler that if Crown wants changes to my bail conditions then due process should be followed and Crown must file an application to that effect. Justice Butler agreed and the date of Thursday, November 19, 2015 was set for a hearing on Crown’s application. Later it was set for Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Given the fact that Crown has attempted on two earlier occasions to have stringent bail conditions imposed upon my freedom to operate RadicalPress.com it must be assumed that in this instance too Crown will be calling for either removal of my site from the Internet or else a total ban on my ability to operate it until final sentencing which is tentatively scheduled for late January of 2016.
In the event that Crown is able to accomplish either of its objectives, November 20th, 2015 could, theoretically, be the last day that I am able to communicate the status of my case on the Internet pending the outcome of my Charter challenge to Sec. 319(2).
LettersToTheBeast would also like to take the liberty of reprinting a few paragraphs of Arthur’s comments, should RadicalPress become Orwellized by the Canadian government:
Our collective dilemma
Only someone in a comatose condition or willfully blind to any form of self-reflection could deny the fact that the global state of affairs today has reached an extreme state of critical disharmony.
War, and the threat of war, environmental degradation, cancer rates of epic proportions, fear levels at an all-time high and an endless array of bureaucratic and media machinations all designed to confuse and obfuscate any remedial efforts on the part of the people to rectify this imminent threat to our collective condition are the order of the day. Then, coupled with all of these Orwellian conditions, is the growing threat by Zionist infiltrated nation states to introduce illogical, totalitarian, communist tactics such as “hate crime” legislation in order to penalize those who attempt to define and interpret the present narrative of negativity.
Numerous individual writers from the past have warned us repeatedly of what would happen if we didn’t get off our collective fanny and do something about what was happening but, as is the human condition, the general populace is too busy making a living, paying off their plastic, raising families and mesmerized by Big Brother’s “Eye” tv to find the time to address and dismantle these specious, serpentine moves of the Zionist lobbyist to put in place their anti-free speech “hate” legislation.
Now that the proverbial fecal matter is hitting the fan suddenly the truth revealers are getting broad-sided by this legislation and falsely accused and dragged before Stalinist “Show Trial”courts in order to plug the failing dams of deception that are currently crumbling before their very eyes.
In term of my own situation I’ve spent a lifetime searching for answers to this perennial problem of endless conflict and environmental destruction and now, at the ripe young age of 68, I can honestly and rightfully declare that all of my years of research and writing, coupled with the past 9 years of ‘harrowing’ legal hassles, only further corroborates and confirms that censorship of individuals who earnestly try to give warning to their fellow citizens and censorship of the Internet via the unscrupulous use of “hate crime” legislation must be stopped if we are to remain free to think, reason and peacefully protest against any form of oppression.
The final step in this ongoing process of ridding our country of the last remaining legal barrier (Sec. 319(2) of the criminal code will be a Constitutional challenge using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Sec. 2b which states:
Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
Israel and the Zionist agenda
All of the hate crime legislation in the world has been created by one group, the Zionist Jew lobby, working through B’nai Brith International and other similar orgs. They’ve set themselves up in every nation of the West and their primary purpose as agents of the state of Israel is to silence any and all criticism of the Zionist ideology and its debilitating effect upon human rights and freedom of expression. This fact is now beyond dispute and case after case where individuals are charged with these duplicitous “hate” crimes the complainants inevitably are dual citizens of the foreign state of Israel or else goy sycophants in the pay of these same lobbyists.
To support Israel is to support racism, apartheid, murder of innocents, theft of other nation’s land, the destruction of other cultures, war, destruction and endless terrorist acts and media deception on a scale never before witnessed in human history.
Any Western government that “stands with Israel” is admitting to and condoning and complicit with all of these barbaric and uncivilized actions that comprise the whole of what political Zionism entails.
My first duty as a human being is to acknowledge, revere and do the Will of the Creator – source of all life. God = Love = Truth. If I don’t include God in every equation related to my work and my life then it all becomes meaningless and devoid of that one fundamental principle which governs both the physical and spiritual realms. Any attempt at addressing the evils that men do which omits the Truth is futile. God gave man Free Will which ultimately implies the right to express himself without fear of state repression. The atheistic Zionist agenda would end that freedom of the mind and soul and for that reason alone it must be resisted all costs.
My purpose in all that I’ve done over my lifetime has been to shed light upon the machinations of those who would enslave us and silence us so that we’re not at liberty to express our thoughts and ideas. Censorship now remains the #1 threat to our global survival in that without the freedom to challenge the state (any state) and its dictates and demands we’re left bereft of the ability to speak the Truth. In this sense my struggle is every person’s struggle who desires to remain free and live in peace and harmony with their fellow human beings and all other life forms.
LettersToTheBeast continues to wish Arthur Topham and RadicalPress well. Arthur could have easily been cowed by the two notorious miscreants Abrams and Warman as well as b’nai brith. But he wasn’t. He made them work for their single conviction. And he brought attention to the outrageous and unconscionable control these people and organaization have over our public institutions. Arthur knew from the outset that going up against the likes of b’nai brith, its agents and its well-financed and influential backers would be like fighting Satan in a house fire. Or an oil refinery. (LettersToTheBeasts thanks two anonymous commenters in an Infowars story regarding Alex Jones’ divorce battle with his ex-wife Kelly for those analogies).
Arthur Topham’s sacrifice also brings up the right to and the need for anonymity. They are just as relevant today in the on-line universe as they were when Johanes Gutenberg re-invented the movable-type printing press nearly six centuries ago. Arthur wrote these articles and opinion pieces and published them under his own name. And now he’s paying the price.
This is a topic LettersToTheBeast will cover at a later time.
Please continue to support Arthur Topham by taking the largest currency note you have in your wallet and mailing it him at: 4633 Barkerville Highway, Quesnel, British Columbia, V2J 6T8, Canada.
DMCA – Editoral response; fair use
Submitted to CBC.ca feedback on November 6, 2015
I couldn’t help but notice that, beyond last week’s blurb on CBC.ca/news the fact that Arthur Topham’s trial was getting under way in Quesnel, B.C., there has been complete silence from the b.s. media (CBC included).
I don’t suppose it’s possible there are some very uncomfortable subjects being discussed in that court room that you would rather not reach the outside world, lest the masses get ideas in their little heads?
Is it possible that Topham is on trial for engaging in legitimate criticism of a foreign government? Accurately quoting religious mythology? Is it possible the government, prodded along by known provacateur and SLAPP-suiter Richard Warman (in addition to Harry Abrams) is carrying out a show trial?
Is it possible that Mr. Topham is not coming off as a nutjob like Ernst Zundel did (yes, I’m old enough to remember that circus). Is it possible that Mr. Topham is coming to court in a suit and tie, and is leaving his hard-hat at home?
I sure would have liked to have known what Gilad Atzmon had to say? Or is it the fact Atzmon was testifying for THE DEFENSE the problem?
So, what is it? If you are going to report a trial is under way, I want to know what is going on in that trial. That’s what I pay you for.
Feel free to respond to me by e-mail. Or at my own website, LettersToTheBeast, where you can find a copy of this letter.
There is nothing more dangerous than a cornered animal.
The government of israel has, in the past year, seen its authority around the planet challenged. When israel says, “jump,” the current president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, is not asking, “how high?”
By managing to accomplish in less than a month what U.S.-government and “allied” invaders couldn’t accomplish in a year, Russia is proving ISIS (aka IS, ISIL, Khorosan, al-qaeda, etc) to be a hoax contrived by the CIA and Mossad. http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iranian-media-Islamic-State-leader-declared-clinically-dead-by-Israeli-doctors-in-Golan-399410 and http://www.globalresearch.ca/isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-trained-by-israeli-mossad-nsa-documents-reveal/5391593
For a host of reasons, Canadians have thrown their Likudnik “Conservative” government out of office. Of course, it remains to be seen whether the new boss, Justin Trudeau, will be the same as the old boss, Stephen “Steve” Harper.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s behaviour has grown increasingly erratic and unpredictable since he channeled Wyle E. Coyote in front of the United Nations three years ago. Recently, Bibi became a holocaust revisionist when he claimed Haj Amin al-Husseini, Jerusalem’s Grand Mufti in 1941, suggested to Adolph Hitler “exterminate” all Jewish people in Germany, rather than merely relocate them to Palestine, as was Hitler’s inclination at the time (according to Netanyahu). Of course , besides challenging the orthodox historical narrative regarding wartime German history, Netanyahu’s claims fly in the face of israeli doctrine which states there was never any such place as “Palestine.” Not today. Not ever.
Never-ending wars in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen (among other places) have caused a humanitarian crisis as swarms of Muslim refugees arrive in Europe. As they assimilate into their new countries, they are unlikely to be particularly sympathetic towards Europe’s traditional ruling class and are likely to take issue with historical narratives. Particularly in Germany. http://www.timesofisrael.com/german-jews-fear-backlash-from-countrys-welcome-of-refugees/ Talk about not thinking things through.
Arthur Topham, the webmaster behind The Radical Press (www.RadicalPress.com) is the latest victim of israel’s wrath this out for himself as he goes on trial for “hate speech.”
Mr. Topham was originally charged in November, 2012. According to Toronto’s National Post newspaper of November 6, 2012 (Stewart Bell, reporter) http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/b-c-man-charged-with-promoting-hatred-against-jews-on-website, the charges were instigated by Harry Abrams, a b’nai brith “volunteer” and serial SLAPP-suiter Richard Warman. B’nai brith is the branch office of the anti-defamantion league (adl) in Canada. And Warman has a storied history at now-defunct Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
During its existence, Warman would regularly file complaints with the CHRT, seek large fines against purported offenders, and arrange for a portion of those fines to be directed towards himself. Warman’s behaviour can be confirmed by visiting the website of the CHRT (http://www.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca/NS/index-eng.asp) and searching “Warman.”
In the notorious Northern Alliance decision of March 13, 2009, (http://decisions.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca/chrt-tcdp/decisions/en/item/6948/index.do?r=AAAAAQAgcmljaGFyZCB3YXJtYW4gbm9ydGhlcm4gYWxsaWFuY2UB) Warman clearly went too far when he was found to be engaged in provacateuring websites by which he was offended.
The above link is from the source. The PDF link below is a text of the decision supplied by LettersToTheBeast should, the CHRT, in the future, decide to memory-hole this decision.
Warman was found to have joined “white supremacist” websites and posted inflammatory material from the point of view of a “white supremacist.” The decision runs over 20 pages, however, you may get to the good part by searching the word “admitted.”
The following is an except from the decision (bold text is LettersToTheBeast’s).
 The purpose of a Cease and Desist Order under s. 54 (1) (a) of the Act is to both remediate conduct found to be contrary to s. 13 (1) of the Act and to send a message to others that such conduct is not acceptable. In the present case, the Northern AllianceWebsite is no longer in existence as it was apparently sold to an unrelated party several years ago. Contrary to Mr. Warman’s Statement of Particulars, there is no evidence that the impugned conduct by the Respondents has continued to the present time. Instead it appears to have been discontinued well before the complaints were instituted. To a certain extent, there would not appear to be anything to remediate. However, one has no way of knowing whether the cessation of activity by the Respondents was related to a genuine understanding by the Respondents that their prior conduct was discriminatory and a firm resolve that it would not be repeated at any time in the future. To be on the safe side, therefore, I will make an Order along the lines requested by Mr. Warman under s. 54 (1) (a) of the Act. If the Respondents do not engage in the impugned conduct again in the future, they will have nothing to fear from such an Order. In view of the ruling by the Chairperson of the Tribunal, Mr. J. Grant Sinclair, referred to earlier in this Decision, this Order will not be issued until a final determination by the Courts of the constitutional question in the Lemire case.
 In regard to the other remedies sought by Mr. Warman, I have decided not to grant any relief under these provisions for the following reasons.
 During his cross-examination, Mr. Warman admitted (after initially denying) that he had participated in communicating messages on Internet Websites similar to the NorthernAlliance Website utilizing pseudonyms such as Pogue Mahone and Axetogrind.
 In one of several such communications that was entered into evidence during his cross-examination that Mr. Warman admitted having made, Mr. Warman using the name as Pogue Mahone Forum Member posted the following on the stormfront.org/forum Website on July 18, 2004: (The bolded words are Mr. Warman’s. The italicized words are a quote that he has included from a previous post made by a S88)
Re: Irwin Cotier (Jewish) as Minister of Justice in Canada
Originally Posted by S88
Did you know our minster of justice is jewish?
He has previously expressed a clear interest in the promotion of the interest in the promotion of the interests of Israel and the Jewish people, who represent a very small fraction of our nation’s population.
A recent announcement by your Federal government regarding a planned initiative to combat racism in response to recent anti-Semitic crimes is evidence of a misguided agenda. Such a plan will not only be a monumental waste of tax payer’s money, but will also lead Canada down the path towards Stalinist-style oppression.
Let’s look at the recent anti-Semitic crimes that have been used as an example for implementing this plan:
These incidents hardly seem like the rebirth of Kristallnacht, as Jewish leaders would have us believe. Jews themselves committed some of the vandalism and the rest was committed by Muslims, who are expressing the anger about events in the Middle East.
Spending much needed tax dollars on a scheme to further impose the will of Israel-firsters on Canadians is not what voters want.
With increasing immigration from third-world countries, old-world prejudices will continue to be expressed in Canada. If we really need to stop hate in Canada, then we need to look at ending immigration from third-world countries.
These information was taken from A Letter to Prime Minister of Canada
by Jason Ouwendyk..
Did you know we had an election and the new cabinet hasn’t been named yet? We still have scum in government but we have to wait and see which scum goes where.
 In another posting entered into evidence during his cross-examination and the authorship of which was admitted to by Mr. Warman, Mr. Warman as Axetogrind Junior Member posted the following on the VNN (Vanguard News Network) Forum on January 5, 2005.
Originally Posted by Thexder 3D
Is everything written there true?
I’m surprised those ADL Jews print quotes such as: Schoep, waving a noose, yelled to the crowd that he came to Kansas to speak the truth for my race, my people, my nation.
Certainly that’s something that might spark curiosity in (not yet racist) whites.
I agree. Keep up the good work Commander Schoep! 88
 Mr. Warman stated that the communications quoted in the previous two paragraphs did not cross the line into hate messaging nor did they provoke hate messages by others. He stated that the inclusion in his postings of possible hate messages from others were inadvertent slips by him in sending messages over the Internet. He further stated that his postings were intended to assist him in his quest for information about persons using the Internet to communicate discriminatory hate messages.
 I do not see any acceptable reason for Mr. Warman to have participated on the Stormfront or Vanguard sites, since there appears to be ample easily obtained messages on these sites available without his involvement. Moreover, it is possible that his activity in this regard, could have precipitated further hate messages in response. His explanation for including other hate messages in his postings by mistake seems very weak to me.
 Mr. Warman has, with the assistance of the Commission, instituted most of the s. 13 (1) complaints under the Act that have come before the Tribunal. He has been very successful in these cases and has garnered accolades for his work in this regard. The evidence in this case of his participation on Internet sites similar to the Northern Alliancesite is both disappointing and disturbing. It diminishes his credibility. For this reason and because the activities of the Respondents have ceased for a lengthy period of time, I will not make any further Orders in this matter.
In the real world, we would call such behaviour a “false flag.”
According to the National Post’s reporting, Mr. Topham asked one of the arresting officers if he had been trained in Tel Aviv, or if the Mossad had come to train him. The question was not out of left field (http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-canada-israel-public-security-agreement/8530 and https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/law-enforcement-resources and http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/03/30/adl-and-splc-dumped-from-the-fbi-website-finally/.
B’nai brith’s Anita Bromberg was quoted by the National Post as saying, “…It is borrowing on age-old canards that raise our concerns that this is designed to spread hate.” The Post doesn’t state which “canards” Mr. Topham was said to have quoted. Obviously, anybody who says “the jews” control Hollywood, the news media, finance, education and politics is a dirty rotten anti-simite who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Who Runs Hollywood? C’mon!
Joel Stein, The Los Angeles Times, December 19, 2008
How deeply Jewish is Hollywood? When the studio chiefs took out a full-page ad in the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago to demand that the Screen Actors Guild settle its contract, the open letter was signed by: News Corp. President Peter Chernin (Jewish), Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey (Jewish), Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger (Jewish), Sony Pictures Chairman Michael Lynton (surprise, Dutch Jew), Warner Bros. Chairman Barry Meyer (Jewish), CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves (so Jewish his great uncle was the first prime minister of Israel), MGM Chairman Harry Sloan (Jewish) and NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker (mega-Jewish). If either of the Weinstein brothers had signed, this group would have not only the power to shut down all film production but to form a minyan with enough Fiji water on hand to fill a mikvah.
According to The National Post, “Police assumed sole responsibility for investigating hate crimes complaints about websites after the Conservatives voted in June to repeal a law that had previously allowed the rights commission to deal with such matters. “
Sadly, Mr. Topham’s orignal counsel, the legendary Doug Chistie, passed away. However, in an interview with WhatReallyHappened‘s Michael Rivero, one of Mr. Christie’s equally-capable associates has taken over.
Mr. Topham is being tried before a judge and jury. LettersToTheBeast wishes him all the best. A legal defense page has been set up for Arthur at http://gogetfunding.com/canadian-publisher-faces-jail-for-political-writings/. Cash and checks can be sent to: Arthur Topham, 4633 Barkerville Highway, Quesnel, British Columbia, V2J 6T8, Canada. Our American friends who are inclined to send Arthur a USPS money are reminded to specify an international money order to Canada as regular domestic postal money orders (identified as “negotiable only in the United States) are useless in Canada.
On a personal note, LettersToTheBeast would like to thank Mr. Warman for quantifying hate speech. And for clarifying that identifying the religious leanings of our rulers, and even referring to them as “israel-firsters” is permissible commentary.
LettersToTheBeast also extends its deepest wishes that the court will keep an open mind and will allow truth to be used as a defense (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Human_Rights_Commission_free_speech_controversy and http://blog.freedomsite.org/2013/03/supreme-court-fossils-rule-that-truth.html) and that it will not dismiss free speech as merely an American concept, unworthy of consideration in a Canadian court room (http://www.nationalreview.com/article/224690/idiots-guide-completely-idiotic-canadian-human-rights-tribunals-mark-hemingway).
Judge Butler has stated he will not rule on the constitutionality of the trial until its completion.
Let this kangaroo court show trial be the last hurrah for Richard Warman and his enablers and hangers-on.
And, Mr. Warman, when you stated, “Did you know we had an election and the new cabinet hasn’t been named yet? We still have scum in government but we have to wait and see which scum goes where,” LettersToTheBeast endorses that stance unconditionally.
For a gallery of LettersToTheBeast’s israel-firsters (thank you, Dick!) in Canadian politics, click here:
And not for the first time.
Every time there has been a mass-shooting and “everyone” is calling for guns to be banned, I have brought up the fact that in EVERY INSTANCE, the purported shooter’s mind has been fried by various psychiatric medications. Often the kind seen on U.S. network television news commercial breaks.
Here’s a peek at what The C.B.C.’s its commenting service Viafoura and its moderator (censor) ICUC found so objectionable:
While all other comments were being posted immediately, this comment had enough keywords in it to flag it for “review” by the moderator (censor). It was deleted within minutes.
A few minutes later…
I then taunted the moderator, posting the word “SSRIs” ten times in rapid succession. Each actually got a “like” before being removed within three minutes.
ICUC Moderation’s (http://www.icucmoderation.com/) job is to provide a “reputation management” service for its clients, which obviously include Big Pharma.
I honestly thought CBC was past this, as very few of its stories are “pre-moderated” now. In the past, ALL comments were reviewed before being posted. But I suppose when you mess with the advertisers, you’re going to get smacked down.
My last comment on the subject…
I’m putting my comments and your censorship on my website, LettersToTheBeast, where you can’t take them down.
…Is still there. For now.
I have a message for the CBC, Viafoura and especially ICUC: I will be posting EVERY comment you delete on LettersToTheBeast from now on as a means of demonstrating your pettiness. ICUC, you may claim to be able to “manage” (ie censor) social media and the larger internet.