One Researcher’s Account of a WordPress.com Takedown

Cinderella Broom
FOTM

The week of August 12 was a countdown, though to what remains to be seen. I didn’t know it at first. Someone dear to me had died the week before, and I had miles to travel, tasks to finish and people to visit. It never occurred to me that the week following would bring more deaths.

The first happened on August 15th: the original FOTM blog was snuffed out by WordPress.

Then, from the same host, a series of kills: American Everyman, Jays Analysis, 50 Shades of Pissed Off, Fundamental Option, Chem Trails Planet, Government Rag, Dutch Sinse, together with my blog, Cinderella’s Broom. More small, independent blogs, I’m sure, were taken out, sites that shared a mission of exposing false flag operations and hoaxes, notably Sandy Hook.

A few days later, in response to my inquiry, a vaguely worded explanation arrived from WordPress, nearly identical to the one FOTM received:

The death notice was signed as shown:

Sal P.│Community Guardian │WordPress.com

In my case, there were two casualties: three-year-old Cinderella’s Broom and a much older WordPress blog, mixing personal and political topics, which I had voluntarily sealed, marked PRIVATE, with no admission granted without my approval.

Two down. By then it was obvious why WordPress had killed Cinderella’s Broom. It wasn’t because of policy violations (I had never breached the policy in force). It was because someone didn’t like the opinions being expressed and the facts being revealed.

The private blog was another matter. No one was allowed in. Why bother axing what amounted to a sealed coffin?

Two to go. Besides the two dead blogs, I had two others on my WordPress account, each of them artistic in nature without any reference to Sandy Hook, false flag ops or anything remotely political. But given what had happened to the sealed blog, I had to wonder which would be next.

I asked the vague “Sal P.” and got an answer from the phlegmatic “Knox,” who assured me that “transferring your domain to another host will not affect your other sites,” the reason being that, “they are not connected in any way to your domain.”

I wasn’t convinced. I knew I’d been foolish, putting all of my eggs in one basket. I wrote to “Knox,” asking about the private blog. “Did WP violate its own rules and allow others to view my blog who were NOT AUTHORIZED to do so? It’s a question I’m posing now and I’d like an answer.”

That sealed the coffin on the other two blogs. By that evening, I had my answer from the prickly “Fenton” (redaction is mine):

Our decision is final.

The site at ________.wordpress.com was not made open for public viewing. We are suspending your account, and as part of that all sites on your account.

Regards,

Fenton
Community Guardian
WordPress.com | Automattic

The next day, both of the artistic sites were tombstones.

It was obvious that policy violations were not the reason, and equally clear that content  wasn’t a factor in these two cases. The motive was one of the oldest in the homicide business: revenge.

It lives. WordPress, like other corporate-owned social media, was never a trustworthy platform for the truth. It was the siren calling out to survivors of the great deception, people willing to take a risk, swim out and grab hold of the rock. Then, when it had us sufficiently attached to its slippery surface, down it took us.

The trouble for the controllers of big-tech media is that too many of us had just enough time to stand up and shout. Inconvenient facts have been disclosed. The truth has been told, and the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated.

~C.

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8 thoughts on “One Researcher’s Account of a WordPress.com Takedown”

  1. When I re-contacted you, Cinderella, a few years ago after our brief entente in private online discussion, I was concerned that MHB’s republishing your piece on the Newtown asylum might land you in a very real coffin. The teen boy who’d investigated had been found dead in his bed without any cause of death.

    I didn’t think you and other intrepid skeptics who have not grown up in the heart of the orchestrators of these psy ops (Connecticut ain’t nothin’ compared to NYC/NJ’s mafia) could fully grasp the risks you were taking.

    I also wondered why blogs like yours and others were allowed to stand.

    Was it a way to gather intelligence on participants? Or an opportunity to test the public’s reactions to both the psy op’s and the exposes of them?

    Or was it just too politically and logistically difficult to achieve the level of repression they’ve finally reached?

    I still have no certain sense of all the dynamics. I’d guess the first two motivations factored in, but am also struck by your contention that revenge shaded Automattic’s gratuitous destruction of your unrelated blogs. How thorough the rot is seems hard to measure.

    It’s all very sinister.

  2. Thanks for your comments, Sue. I’m sure the surveillance crew benefited from letting blogs like mine stay up for a time. They learned a lot about many things. But I’d also like to think our work remained up because of the many courageous (and largely invisible) efforts to protect free speech. Because of that, we are corresponding on this blog (MHB) today.

    I’ll just say this briefly: I truly believe that SH was an effort to pit the gullible against the committed fact finder, those who still believe in objective truth. People like you saw through it almost immediately, but most did not. I guess the intent was to prod truth seekers into a state of meltdown, making them look like lunatics to the majority. But most of us didn’t scream and shout; we just kept looking and reporting.

    Matthew Hunt was the young man you referred to in your note. Thanks for reminding me. His work was totally wiped out. But his story wasn’t. ~C

  3. So what’s the alternative to using WordPress, is there one? Whatever it is, it stands to gain from WP’s censorship–we should all flock to it!

    1. I’m not a techie, Marie. But there are other platforms. Just not sure which to trust at the moment. Eventually, all of this will become clear. I think the best thing to do now is to support those blogs, like MHB and FOTM, that ARE up and running. We owe them our thanks and loyalty. All best ~C

  4. I’m so sad this has happened! Years of work…gone. Just didn’t expect WordPress to do that. Wish I had though to back it all up. Where will you be moving your site to? You’re one of my favorites. Thanks for the mention.

    Laurel Glaze
    (50shadesofpissedoff)

  5. As mentioned in a previous post my site went down as well but on the 17th.

    I know the topics they have an issue with, it’s obvious, also If your site gets a decent amount of traffic it also makes you a target.

    I’m actually happy WordPress.com to my site down because I wanted to move to a different host for quite some time and made preparations to do so. Luckily I had backups and I was able to move my subscribers.

    We’ll see what happens with my current host.

    This was my ordeal if anybody is interested:

    https://asweetdoseofreality.com/2018/08/18/wordpress-com-shut-down-a-sweet-dose-of-reality/

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