Google Shuts Down

September 24th, 2011

Via: Before It’s News:

At mid-day on Friday, September 23, 2011, the popular alternative news blog,, was taken offline. Activist Post receives over one million views per month and has been hosted by Google’s Blogger since its founding in June 2010.

“We remain puzzled as to why Activist Post was erased completely by Google,” said chief editor and co-founder Michael Edwards. “When we tried to load our back-up file into our secondary Blogger account, that was blocked as well,” he added.

It remains unclear whether Google has acted to censor for their controversial reporting. Google is becoming somewhat notorious for clamping down on truth and liberty activists, of which Activist Post is known for.

“Clearly, this is a huge set back for us and the work we do,” said co-founder Eric Blair. “Our entire crew is working on resolving the issue and restoring the website. We certainly look forward to an explanation from Google.”

Activist Post will file an appeal with Google to restore the site in full, and asks their loyal supporters to make their voices heard as well. However, they also are seeking other hosting services to avoid these types of censorship issues in the future.

5 Responses to “Google Shuts Down”

  1. savethepopulation Says:

    I wrote a brief commentary on my site:

    I wasn’t aware AP used Blogger, could be why it was pretty slow. They should have just purchased their own hosting from the outset, but anyway, the game is on now.

  2. Kevin Says:

    Yep, Blogger/Google.

    I don’t really know what it’s going to take for people to figure it out, but I hope they watch and learn from this.

    Buy your own hosting, people, for f*ck’s sake.

  3. LykeX Says:

    Remember when google had the motto “don’t be evil” ?

    Those were the days.

  4. dagobaz Says:

    eric blair ? !

    eric arthur blair ? !

    george orwell says the new world order has taken a repository of realfacts offline ?

    oh my.


  5. Zuma Says:

    this might be of interest, or merely sadly amusing. hopefully it’s considered ontopic in any case (this cryptogon post was the closest one in relevence i could find).
    “I’m told that my Two Point Plan for pseudonymity was discussed at the Google all-hands meeting on Friday.

    Every week, Google employees internally vote up the questions that they want the executives to answer at the meeting, and this one made the list, so CEO Larry Page read this aloud to the whole company:

    jwz says, the way you “support” pseudonyms is as follows:

    Stop deleting peoples’ accounts when you suspect that the name they are using is not their legal name.
    There is no step 2.

    Can we do this?

    To nobody’s great surprise, his answer was a very long-winded “no”.”

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