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Krisnatharok
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Re: "Obama Truth Team" Orders GoDaddy To Shut Down Web

said by Frodo:

GoDaddy says shutdown not political
»domainnamewire.com/2012/06/26/go···olitics/

"In this case, we substantiated the complaints and found several examples of content that appeared to violate our Terms of Service. ...We don’t speak to specifics due to customer privacy concerns. "

Maybe Homelandsecurityus would be kind enough to release GoDaddy from its privacy obligations so that GoDaddy's complete side to the story can be released.

Looking at the article:

We dont speak to specifics due to customer privacy concerns. We can tell you our terms of service prohibit content or activities designed to defame, embarrass, harm, abuse, threaten, slander or harass third-parties. We also dont allow content to encourage unlawful activities by others, such as hate crimes, terrorism and child pornography. Our terms also prohibit activities that are tortious, vulgar, obscene, invasion of the privacy of a third-party, racially or ethically.

Staying out of politics, Fast and Furious is embarrassing for the government, so therefore any site devoted to covering the scandal would violate GoDaddy's ToS? Would it be acceptable to cover Watergate? Abu Ghraib? What's the threshold? It's 'embarrassing' to have your mistakes outed to the world, but the risk you take as a public figure.

It appears the threshold is that Nixon is dead and Bush is out of office, but the current President is still in his term (and running for a second?). GoDaddy may as well say they won't host sites critical of the government or designed to embarrass sitting Presidents.

It looks like GoDaddy is filtering content here. They may as well say they don't like free exercise of the First Amendment on their site, which is their prerogative as a private company.

Note: I haven't visited the site so I am going off the story you posted and the story in the OP.
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said by Krisnatharok:

Staying out of politics, Fast and Furious is embarrassing for the government, so therefore any site devoted to covering the scandal would violate GoDaddy's ToS?

As Perry Mason might say, you are assuming facts not in evidence. I gave the site in question the once over, and there is a variety of material on a variety of issues as well as video. So, who's to say that the issue is Fast and Furious? I didn't watch any video, but maybe there is something there on some of the videos?


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said by Frodo:

said by Krisnatharok:

Staying out of politics, Fast and Furious is embarrassing for the government, so therefore any site devoted to covering the scandal would violate GoDaddy's ToS?

As Perry Mason might say, you are assuming facts not in evidence. I gave the site in question the once over, and there is a variety of material on a variety of issues as well as video. So, who's to say that the issue is Fast and Furious? I didn't watch any video, but maybe there is something there on some of the videos?

When it is time to get the facts Joe Friday got em first..and he had a badge..

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khkjq7drGsM

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Krisnatharok
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said by Frodo:

said by Krisnatharok:

Staying out of politics, Fast and Furious is embarrassing for the government, so therefore any site devoted to covering the scandal would violate GoDaddy's ToS?

As Perry Mason might say, you are assuming facts not in evidence. I gave the site in question the once over, and there is a variety of material on a variety of issues as well as video. So, who's to say that the issue is Fast and Furious? I didn't watch any video, but maybe there is something there on some of the videos?

Sorry bro:
said by Krisnatharok:

Note: I haven't visited the site so I am going off the story you posted and the story in the OP.

Was accepting the OP at face value and commenting on:

said by Cartel:

A political website that contained stinging criticism of the Obama administration and its handling of the Fast and Furious scandal was ordered to be shut down by the Obama campaign’s ‘Truth Team’, according to private investigator Douglas Hagmann, who was told by ISP GoDaddy his site contained information that was “maliciously harmful to individuals in the government.”

Having also glanced over the website, which looks like your typical angry libertarian conspiracy theory parking place, I would guess that the graphic abortion pictures (which I hadn't viewed firsthand) may have precipitated the takedown notice.

The unfortunate part is that GoDaddy has already been an internet pincushion and rightly accused of being in bed with Washington through the whole SOPA scandal, so the charge is convenient and easily sticks.

It would have helped if GoDaddy had emphasized the objectionable material and downplayed the First Amendment concerns.
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said by Krisnatharok:

Note: I haven't visited the site so I am going off the story you posted and the story in the OP.

The story in the OP is ridiculous and from a ridiculous source, but that's all it took you to launch a political rant.

Come on. I know an election's coming up and all, but you're smarter than that.
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Krisnatharok
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said by fatness:

said by Krisnatharok:

Note: I haven't visited the site so I am going off the story you posted and the story in the OP.

The story in the OP is ridiculous and from a ridiculous source, but that's all it took you to launch a political rant.

Come on. I know an election's coming up and all, but you're smarter than that.

Yeah, I know Canucks are crazy like that. I posted some thoughts after I got a chance to look over the site from a safer connection. I apologize if this is over-generalizing or offends you:

said by Krisnatharok:

Having also glanced over the website, which looks like your typical angry libertarian conspiracy theory parking place, I would guess that the graphic abortion pictures (which I hadn't viewed firsthand) may have precipitated the takedown notice.

The unfortunate part is that GoDaddy has already been an internet pincushion and rightly accused of being in bed with Washington through the whole SOPA scandal, so the charge is convenient and easily sticks.

It would have helped if GoDaddy had emphasized the objectionable material and downplayed the First Amendment concerns.

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I was surprised. You usually don't jump so quickly off the deep end.

This Haggman guy seems to make a pretty good living being a nut. Nice self-promotion on his part with the GoDaddy "truth squad" crap. There are plenty of idiots who'll believe it.

He's a birther by the way, although there's not as much money in that as there used to be.
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Note to self: refrain from devil's advocacy. Having now understood the context/subtext, this is a nutty article in the OP.



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said by fatness:

I was surprised. You usually don't jump so quickly off the deep end.

This Haggman guy seems to make a pretty good living being a nut. Nice self-promotion on his part with the GoDaddy "truth squad" crap. There are plenty of idiots who'll believe it.

He's a birther by the way, although there's not as much money in that as there used to be.

I think that Haggman guy might be distant relations to that J.R. fellow from Dallas. They all secretly wanted to get into politics at a young age and could be seen hanging out in their backyard listening to the grass grow, planning how they were going to make their first million so the rest of idiots could live in security off the guberment "chicken in every pot" programs through more taxes.
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