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Censorship

New Old Econ 2 years ago in Website • updated by doggiecool 6 months ago 4

I read SA daily - I have it up most of the day, in the background, in fact.


It's deeply disappointing to me that something like PhilStockWorld's daily blog (and whatever else is going unposted by SA's editors) would be censored here, not for profanity nor vulgarity, but for content that apparently doesn't sit right with some readers /editors. PSW's blog is one of the central reasons I come to SA each day (and 50k others, it would appear) as an amateur study of options and the interplay of geopolitical goings-on with the macro- economy.

My Question:
What is the policy on political speech within investment / market observations for SA contributors? Are we pretending that a hypothetical federal government's behavior - ludicrous or otherwise - doesn't have a relevant bearing on the market?

Thanks for the message, it's a fair question. We're focused on investing. Politics obviously have relevance to investing, and politics in the US are very sensitive these days.


Our policy is to make sure articles are focused on investing, and that political discussions are made relevant to the primary investing discussion, and that they are respectful and measured. That's not really from a censorship perspective, but the perspective that it's not in our interest to have an article focused on politics that devolves into a 500 comment screaming match.


In other words, the political opinion expressed to us is of no concern (within reason, I guess). Whether it is measured and whether it is relevant is our primary concern.


For what it's worth, we have gotten a lot more complaints that we have too much politics than not enough over the last 6-12 months.


Please let us know if you have any questions,

Daniel

Not true.  You censor anyone who has strong dissenting opinions to your "regular" contributors that may be paid by you to write articles.  Don Dion's analysis is superficial copy/paste of company propaganda and marketing materials, and yet when countered he's allowed to make snide comments without impunity while he constantly asks for post deletes and now as I am experiencing full outright censorship with the "wait on our moderation" pop-up all the time now.  I will just create other accounts with varying emails to keep folks honest here.  Good luck tracking them all down.

It seems that you censor anyone who challenges the "resist movement"!  I have attempted to highlight the fact that a certain user's message history is entirely filled with anti Trump statements - every message contains an anti Trump theme.  I don't want this kind of low brow political discussion.  But instead of seeing the real problem, you have excluded my posts.  This is bizarre behavior on your part, since you appear to allow childish name calling.

I'm currently in the sin bin for being a pro-Trump policy advocate.

For the past MONTH all of my messages get on the "wait on our moderation" . 90% of my posts never get posted.


SA discriminates against the anti resist movement. That is a fact.

I see vile anti-Trump administration posts all day long. None of it relates to the article in any way, shape or form. None of it ever gets censored.