Sarah Gooding made a concerning post at the WordPress Tavern (WP Tavern) called WordPress.com Boots Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory Sites, And Bans Malicious Publication Of Unauthorized Images Of Minors:
I recommend reading her post, if it were not for her, I would not have known about this, which is sad.
I am not happy with how this was handled, it is disappointing to see WordPress.com / Automattic’s stance silently change like this.
So now people can be banned and have their blogs deleted, along with the content that does not violate the rules, here without warning & without a chance to correct things et cetera by silently changed rules that most people do not know about?
Hopefully that is not the case.
I still recommend making backups of your blog(s) / website(s) often in case your blog(s) gets deleted / banned one day, and have some other website / blogging services in mind just in case you need to move to another service if there are any safe ones left by then.
Fewer people are safe now, is WordPress.com / Automattic is joining the censorship bandwagon?
Hopefully it is not.
I know that some content should probably be deleted and banned, but things are going further down the slippery slope now with how many companies / people / et cetera are starting to handle things like this.
Hopefully things do not get too bad, and hopefully they will be more transparent & consistent & fair.
Fortunately, it has not gotten that bad here yet, and so that is good.
- John Jr