Google\Blogger\Blogspot: Slightly Unclear on the Concept…

8 02 2007

Hello,

Thank you for writing in regarding content posted on BlogSpot.com. We would like to confirm that we have received and reviewed your inquiry.

Blogger.com and Blogspot.com are US sites regulated by US law. Blogger is a provider of content creation tools, not a mediator of that content. We allow our users to create blogs, but we don’t make any claims about the content of these pages. Given these facts, and pursuant with section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act, Blogger does not remove allegedly defamatory, libelous, or slanderous material from Blogger.com or BlogSpot.com. If a contact email address is listed on the blog, we recommend you working directly with the author to have the content in question removed or changed.

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team

I have responded to their email with the following:

Dear Google\Blogger\Blogspot,

I do not think you have read (or if you have read, then you have misunderstood) the issue I am requesting support for.

The members of the ACME blog are making malicious and untrue statements about my blog, as well as INCITING their readers to FALSELY flag my blog as being illegal, or inappropriate. They are flagging me WITHOUT CAUSE. Other Bloggers they have been doing this to HAVE had their blogs REMOVED. You can reassure me all you want that you do not do this, but YOUR ACTIONS of the last few months are not in line with YOUR WORDS.

–I*Love*Green*Olives

Hopefully this time someone (not a robot) will read the email and respond with something a bit more reassuring. As it is now the canned response is almost worthless, and no reassurance that someone who works to write their thoughts won’t have their words erased by bigots and ignoramuses following a party line. Why should anyone work to provide Google content under those conditions?

–I*Love*Green*Olives (asking Google not to fail so hard this time)


Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: