Yes, indeed. I went to my phone yesterday morning to check on emails and there it was: An email from Google telling me that I violated their "Terms of Service" of their Blogspot/Blogger app. Why?
Here are the two emails I received from Google:
Wed, Jan 29, 5:53 AM (1 day ago)
Hello, Your blog at http://muccings.blogspot.com/ has been reviewed and confirmed as in violation of our Terms of Service for: HATE. In accordance to these terms, we've removed the blog and the URL is no longer accessible. For more information, please review the following resources: Terms of Service: https://www.blogger.com/go/terms Blogger Content Policy: https://blogger.com/go/contentpolicy -The Blogger Team
Wed, Jan 29, 6:19 AM (1 day ago)
Your post titled "Can Muslim-Free Zones be Justified?" at
has been identified as in violation of our Terms of Service for hate
speech. In accordance to these terms, we've removed the post, and the URL
is no longer accessible.
For more information, please review the following resources:
Terms of Service: https://www.blogger.com/go/terms
Blogger Content Policy: https://blogger.com/go/contentpolicy
The Blogger Team
The blog titled "Can Muslim-Free Zones be Justified?" was written over five years ago. That apparently offended a Muslim, leftist, or snowflake to the extent that they complained to Google about it. And Google, in their predictably intolerant, offend-no-one, knee jerk mentality, instantly banned my blog into oblivion - 10 years worth - without notice. Many conservative bloggers who go against the leftist narrative experienced the same fate. One of my favorites, Pamela Geller, changed from Blogspot several years ago. She saw the censor coming. I was not as prescient.
But wait, there’s MORE…
Later that same day I received another email from Blogger:
Blogger firstname.lastname@example.org Wed, Jan 29, 9:49 PM (10 hours ago)
Hello, We have received your appeal regarding your blog http://muccings.blogspot.com/. Upon further review we have determined that your blog was mistakenly marked as a TOS violator by our automated system and, as such, we have reinstated your blog. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused in the meantime and thank you for your patience as we completed our review process. Thank you for understanding. Sincerely, The Blogger Team
The blog was “mistakenly marked” as a “terms of service” violator.
That was a wake up call to the fact that,
(1) Google Blogger can, will, and does, at its sole discretion and without notice or legitimate cause, unilaterally eliminate content from its sites, and
(2) Google has been known to do this to blogs and web sites with conservative leanings on a frequent basis.
The removal of 10-years worth of Muccings, even with their “generous” reinstatement, was enough for me to be wary of Google Blogger.” In fact they did permanently remove the one blog post discussing whether “Muslim-free zones can be justified.” I’m guessing the problem Google Blogger had with that is that not all who say they are Muslim agree with all or most of the Islamic doctrine and practice. So if I wrote “Can Islamic doctrine-free zones be justified” that post might not have been removed. I will soon rewrite that blog to express while the great majority of Muslim likely believe the vile Islamic doctrine, the majority do and deserve close scrutiny.
So, stay tuned.