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Why is LA Indymedia hiding so many posts?

by sh(A)ne Wednesday, Feb. 01, 2006 at 10:21 PM

Is "hiding" opposing viewpoints supposed to help the democratic process?! Hypocracy.

Why is Indymedia LA hiding all of the following posts:

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/145950.php

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/145959.php

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/145940.php

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/145865.php

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2006/01/145863.php

I realize that some of them present a viewpoint that many people here might not agree with, but I thought this Indymedia thing was supposed to be about "democratizing" the media.

How is "hiding" all the ideas you don't agree with helping to promote Democracy?! How is this helping encourage civil debate? HOW IS THIS NOT JUST AS FASCIST & REPRESSIVE AS THE CORPORATE MEDIA'S HIDING THE STORIES THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE?!

I'm very angered by this. I know this post will just be hidden like the rest, but for those of you who see it in the mean time, I think you need to question the convictions of the "ruling collective" running this Indymedia site.

This is Bullshit.

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While we try to avoid hiding posts as much as possible (Bullshit, so it seems), the following types of items will merit close scrutiny and may be hidden:

* "Spam" posting; i.e., posts deliberately designed to disrupt the newswire and its basic ability to function. These are posts that are deemed to be devoid of content or analysis and appear to be published with the sole purpose of disruption. (NO)

* Posts the author has requested hidden. (NO)

* Posts that are obviously incorrect or misleading. This includes attempts to spread misinformation or to impersonate another individual. ("misinformation"?? Maybe you don't agree with what these posts say, but "misinformation"?? That's scary -- when a small "editorial collective" gets to impose its point of view on the people who rely on Indymedia for exposure to views that they may not otherwise hear in the mainstream press. What problem is Indymedia solving, if it represses the stories it doesn't like, just like the corporate press??)

* Posts that contain generalized and negative assertions about any race, nation, creed, class, ethnic group, sexual orientation, etc. (Hell NO)

* Posts that advocate the mass physical elimination of a specific race, nation, creed, class, ethnic group, sexual orientation, etc, or that link to websites that advocate the same. (Hell NO)

* Posts that treat the newswire as a personal "bulletin board" with non-political content directed at one or another newswire participants. (NO)

* Unreadable formats (i.e. photos posted as text). (NO)

* Posts titled "test". (NO)

* Duplicate posts (including duplicate photographs). (NO)

* Advertising of products or for-profit services. (NO)

* Pornography, excepting sexually explicit satire. (NO)

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TITLE AUTHOR DATE
LA-IMC LA-IMC Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 12:09 AM
At first glance those posts seem OK though. Confused Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 2:04 AM
Indymedia cries about free speech and then deletes posts! HYPOCRITES! Mimbreno Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 3:38 AM
Well this is there board Confused Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 4:04 AM
Waaaaaahhhh johnk Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 4:14 AM
Re: Waaahhaha sh(A)ne Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 6:46 AM
Johnk is right Pete Nice Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 8:07 AM
Hide It! Observer Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 8:31 AM
This is "Open Publishing" johnk Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 9:58 AM
Anti-captialism Confused Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 2:19 PM
...and stories that don't fit our political bias sh(A)ne Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 3:34 PM
question for johnk Sheepdog Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 4:44 PM
taking out the trash IMCista Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 4:51 PM
Question for the spammer. Pete Nice Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 5:24 PM
IMCista Confused Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 6:18 PM
Conspiracy theories are just that, theories. skeptic Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 6:59 PM
If LA-IMC bans some Libertarians from posting who claim to uphold anti-racism principles, JA (cross-posted) Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 8:43 PM
Hidding post goldfish Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 9:10 PM
Regarding Costa Mesa (OT) johnk Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 9:30 PM
Did not want to debate however Confused Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 10:19 PM
words mean things Pete Nice Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 10:40 PM
come on Unconcerned Thursday, Feb. 02, 2006 at 10:41 PM
FYI, propaganda can be completely true or it can be completely a lie, it's all in the way Confused Friday, Feb. 03, 2006 at 12:16 AM
Propaganda GoldFish Friday, Feb. 03, 2006 at 1:17 AM
psychological warfare. Dark Pages Friday, Feb. 03, 2006 at 1:31 AM
"black propaganda" pointer Friday, Feb. 03, 2006 at 5:05 AM
IMCista sh(A)ne Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 3:52 AM
SOS Dissenters Paradise? Border Raven Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 10:35 AM
"anarcho-capitalists do exist" anarchist Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 4:26 PM
anarcho-capitalistism Meyer London Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 5:22 PM
"military intelligence," etc. missed one Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 5:33 PM
and property rights Liberteen Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 5:53 PM
property rights Meyer London Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 6:55 PM
still more founders of property rights Meyer London Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 7:14 PM
Property rights stuff johnk Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 at 8:08 PM
"Would the real anarchist please stand up?" sh(A)ne Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at 12:03 PM
Meyer London speaks on anarcho-capitailsm sh(A)ne Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at 12:42 PM
One more thing... sh(A)ne Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at 12:56 PM
"Government impedes capitalism; it doesn't support it." Meyer London Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at 7:13 PM
Governments and capitalism Pete Nice Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at 10:54 PM
And besides, Meyer London Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at 11:50 PM
Fresca: A new strategy sh(A)ne Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 at 9:44 AM
Good one Meyer johnk Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 at 2:52 PM
for shane fresca Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 at 4:22 PM
BTW shane fresca Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 at 4:35 PM
More about "black propaganda" pointer Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 at 8:10 PM

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