Substack is starting to censor its dissidents (updated - Stegiel has been unbanned)
In other words they no longer hold to their own policies
Although I, nor my blog, have so far been censored I will be backing up this blog elsewhere on the website address that is in my header. At the moment that address just points here. I’ll do that as quickly as I can, but 7-10 days is likely how long it will take to complete.
The first instance that I came across of Substack’s new censorship policies was from Stegiel’s Substack;
His blog is still there even if he can’t comment on it although there are other places that he can do that. I can confirm that all of his posts to my blog have been filtered by Substack into my blog’s Substack spam folder (which I’ve only recently found). There’s nothing wrong with Stegiel’s blog, in fact it’s a very good one. Even more active now as he reacts to the banning by pushing out even more information.
There was a previous link here but I’ve deleted it as it looks like there are games being played. I will investigate further.
This is what Substack says about it’s moderation decisions.
I have not yet found any other banned Substacks but if you have please bring them to my attention and I will add them in here.
The first of these reports is that increasingly substackers are going to the Substack spam folder. And it certainly seems like it might have something to do with Proton Mail as I’ve seen a few mentions of that now. Pierre Kory is mentioned as one substacker who is going to the spam folder. But as above Stegiel is also suffering from this. (Thanks Jacquelyn).
This is not a good sign that Substack is going to remain a bastion of free speech. In fact they’ve already failed on that front.