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posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 06:12 PM
So much for transparency ...
I dont know what was on this website but it put a burr under someones saddle.... but it does speak of the state of the union - if the state has to resort to such depths to censor information then what is the point of truth - justice - law ... all the criminals have to do is pay off an official or make an official complaint just because it contains information that may lead to them doing jail time...... pretty interesting case to investigate

‘Obama Truth Team’ Orders GoDaddy To Shut Down Website

Information deemed “maliciously harmful to government”

Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A political website that contained stinging criticism of the Obama administration and its handling of the Fast and Furious scandal was ordered to be shut down by the Obama campaign’s ‘Truth Team’, according to private investigator Douglas Hagmann, who was told by ISP GoDaddy his site contained information that was “maliciously harmful to individuals in the government.”

Hagmann, CEO of Hagmann Investigative Services, Inc., a private investigative agency serving a roster of Fortune 500 clients, was given 48 hours by GoDaddy to find a new home for his website before it was deleted.

Hagmann was told the reason for the shut down was because the website featured “morally objectionable” material. After GoDaddy refused to identify the complainant, only saying that it was not “any official government agency,” further investigation by Hagmann revealed that the order came from a group tied to Obama campaign headquarters.

Speaking with the chief investigator in the GoDaddy Abuse division, Hagmann discovered, “Ultimately it was found that the complaint originated ostensibly with a group associated with the campaign to re-elect Barack Hussein Obama.”

Turning to his contacts within government, Hagmann then spoke with another source who confirmed that the ‘Obama Truth Team’ was responsible for the shut down order.

“I’m laying this right on the doorstep of the Obama Truth Team,” said Hagmann.

The ‘Obama Truth Team’ is an outreach of the Obama 2012 re-election campaign that urges supporters to “help fight back against the attacks on President Obama and his record” by reporting supposed misrepresentations and lies. However, as ABC News reported, the ‘Truth Team’ has mischaracterized legitimate criticism as smears in an effort to chill dissent against Obama. It has also been caught fibbing on a number of other occasions.

The same methods of intimidation were also very much in force during the 2008 campaign season. Under the guise of the ‘Obama Truth Squad’, influential public figures in Missouri including St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, and Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, promised to “respond quickly, forcefully, and aggressively” to “lies” about Obama.

As ABC News highlighted, this helped to create a chilling atmosphere in which “Missourians might be afraid of being prosecuted for criticizing Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.”

This is by no means the first time political websites have been shut down on a whim with no due process after official pressure is brought to bear on ISPs.

edit on 26-6-2012 by 1BornPatriot because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 06:44 PM
And it just keep getting nastier.....I'll be so glad when Obama is voted out of office.


posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 06:46 PM
the government shouldn't be doing anything that secretive in the first place..or we should all be kept in the loop in some ways..I think it would make us a lot more socially responsible at least.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 09:04 PM
reply to post by 1BornPatriot

What I find particularly galling about this is the way that Godaddy just caved.

A responsible answer to the complaint would have been, "As an independent ISP, Godaddy is not in the business of sifting our customers' websites for truth. Our customers have rights, too. If you've been harmed, then it's your right and responsibility to take it up in a court of law."

ISPs that engage in this kind of secret collusion with semi-official organizations, and engage in dumping customers without proof of wrongdoing, are surely asking to be boycotted. I've already taken my business elsewhere, when Godaddy signed up to support PIPA--or was it SOPA--or was it CISPA--well, whatever the hell it was; and I urge all of you to do the same....
edit on 6/26/2012 by Ex_CT2 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 09:07 PM
Ben Butler, Network Abuse Director at Go Daddy

We did receive complaints about objectionable content on, but it was not from a government agency or campaign committee, nor was it political in nature.

As you may already know, we investigate all serious complaints about content reported to violate our terms of service. In this case, we substantiated the complaints and found several examples of content that appeared to violate our Terms of Service.

We don’t speak to specifics due to customer privacy concerns. We can tell you our terms of service prohibit content or activities designed to defame, embarrass, harm, abuse, threaten, slander or harass third-parties. We also don’t allow content to encourage unlawful activities by others, such as hate crimes, terrorism and child pornography. Our terms also prohibit activities that are tortious, vulgar, obscene, invasion of the privacy of a third-party, racially or ethically.

For a complete look at our terms of service, you can visit [here].

It would not be a violation of our terms to disagree with a person or organization’s politics.”

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 09:23 PM
reply to post by JBA2848


We're having fun bashing Obama. No need to bring facts into this thread.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 10:04 PM
reply to post by drwizardphd

Well, Ben, what you do is of little consequence to me. I'm never coming back, and nor are any of the people I used to refer to Godaddy. I'll step away now, before I say something that will violate the T&C here....

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