In May last year, this blog and its readers broke the story of men's human rights sites been censored and smeared by major mobile phone companies in the UK. It has now emerged that Norton is also smearing most of our movement as hateful, with its DNS service blocking access to many of the most popular sites, this blog included.This is outrageous. My blog is not even a mens rights blog. I mostly post in favor of parental rights, and support shared custody by moms and dads.
It's unsurprising that people would try to censor us in this way and it's particularly disappointing that someone out there is stupid enough to regard this blog as hateful when it's abundantly clear we have no tolerance here for sexism towards anyone, and the whole point of this site is to campaign against sexism and gender hatred.
I've done significant research to find out the true scale the censorship of mens' human rights material and can exclusively reveal the most complete and accurate list of sites currently being blocked. I can also reveal that both O2 and Norton appear to be using the same list for their disgusting censorship. Previous lists of banned sites totalled 21 URLs, my research more than doubles that total to at least 48 sites and 54 urls.
I got this email from John Kimble:
Major update on this issue now, I finally managed to get a response out of Symantec, albeit via O2. They are refusing to reclassify almost all the sites in question, only backing down in 2 cases out of 47. This means the censorship of your site is no accident, nor is that "hate site" classification. Please see my latest blog post for full details.He says that there are workarounds for accessing this blog, but not for many other blogs.