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 I guess people can be banned and have their blogs deleted (along with the content that does not violate the rules) here without warning and without a chance to correct things et cetera by silently changed rules that most people do not know about?
I recommend making backups of your blog(s) often in case your blog(s) gets deleted / banned one day, and have some backup services in mind just in case you need to move to another service if there are any safe ones left by then.
No one is safe now, and now it seems that WordPress.com / Automattic is joining the censorship bandwagon sadly; but 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 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.