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Reasons for ExistingEdit
Allegations of Censorship Being Imposed by National GeographicEdit
Freethoughtblogs and Censorship: The RealityEdit
As absurd as the claims of censorship threat from National Geographic were, the true, pitch black absurdity lies in FFTB's own policies of censorship that extend to threatening other sites that dare to criticize FFTB - though these charges can more appropriately be described as FFTB purging heresies and blasphemies.
Within the iron curtain of the FFTB site itself, the censorship regime is entirely arbitrary, the innumerable "comment policy" statements irrelevant, and there is rarely any logic or reason beyond tribal baboon ingroup/outgroup demarcations. Comments disappear, sequential comments have key items removed to make authors appear incoherent, and items even get modified for the same ends. In fact, all of the content on FFTB is dynamic and constantly modified to reflect whatever reality is being dictated on any given day. Static, objective reality simply ceases at the gates of the site - any information that enters is instantly corrupted and in a constant state of mutation (see Myers' Law).
This in itself is bad enough, but on top of that there is constant activity by members of FFTB to force other sites that dare to criticize offline by generating spurious complaint email campaigns. Most notable instances of this kind of vandalism have included -
- Pharyngula's attempts to get ERV censored and/or shutdown by complaints to National Geographic
- Greg Laden demanding that The Amazing Atheist be purged from the internet
This is, of course, just an iceberg tip. What it does though is add yet more unnecessary evidence to the wholesale hypocrisy which is FFTB's very backbone.