“One week after the 2020 presidential election, The Conservative Treehouse received the following notification:
…”given the incompatibility between your site’s content and our terms, you need to find a new hosting provider and must migrate the site by Wednesday, December 2nd.”
The Conservative Treehouse, known to users as CTH, finds themselves (and ten years of work) under threat of censorship from WordPress, the hosting site for the webpage.
Their editor writes:
The WordPress company is not explaining the reason for deplatforming because there is no justifiable reason for it. At the same time, they are bold in their position. Perhaps this is the most alarming part; and everyone should pay attention. They don’t care.
Truthful assembly is now the risk. CTH is now too big; with a site reach of 500,000 to a million unique readers each day; and with well over 200,000 subscribers; our assembly is too large, too influential, and presents a risk… we guard the flickering flame.
Ten years of work assembling a library of factual citations and explanations of those discoveries, positions CTH to be a leading force in the rebel alliance push-back. [Heck, that’s why this place was started… that was our purpose: “The Truth Has No Agenda.”] However, that also makes us a target; hence the deplatforming.
Conservatives are no doubt being censored on the internet, including not being allowed the freedom of thought awarded to those in much more deprived nations than the United States. Big Tech is censoring any retort to their accepted narratives, in anyway they can. And they get to do so with impunity.
The pushback against this blatant silencing is rare and often superficial. Congress will question Big Tech executives when information comes to light exposing their biases or proving their interference in civil processes in America, but the problem only grows worse despite the sporadic interactions.
Liberals have successfully dominated the public sphere of the internet, banning dissenters, censoring ideas they don’t like and even cancelling the people that prove themselves effective at cutting through their conformity.
Now WordPress is joining the crackdown, deplatforming a successful site that has been operating for over a decade because someone, somewhere decided they didn’t meet some ever-changing standards that seem to manifest on their own with the purpose of outlawing conservative thought and speech.
Big Tech will once again be brought before Congress where Senator Marsha Blackburn will question Twitter and Facebook bosses on whether their censorship interfered in the 2020 U.S. Election while she introduces legislation she’s hoping will prevent social media publishers from engaging in censorship of political ideas.