Anti-Obama Bloggers Claim Censorship

Writers say Google allowed unwarranted freeze of their accounts
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2008 7:25 PM CDT
Some conservative bloggers are angry after their sites were disabled following a suspected spam-based attack.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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(Newser) – A rash of bloggers running anti-Obama sites are charging that Google took away their soapboxes, the New York Sun reports. Many of their blogs were temporarily suspended, likely after being flagged as spam by Obama supporters. Google reactivated the conservative blogs the next day, but those involved are not satisfied with the company’s apparent lack of safeguards.

Google accepted the blame and said a malfunctioning spam filter caused the suspensions. "We have restored posting rights to the affected blogs, and it is very important to us that Blogger remain a tool for political debate and free expression," a spokesman explained.