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Is it true that Quora suppresses free speech with its moderation?
asked by Yonathan K. on 10/7/15
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Yes, the questions about penis size and virginity seems to sponsor endless discussion!
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Yes it does as the sinister Quora admins seem to be remote controlled by some ideology, they rewrite your questions, if you answer a question crystal clear they go on making to make it clear until you are tired and give up. They entertain insane questions like " How can I destroy this earth ?" and avoid serious questions . If you don't agree they insult you like hell.
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If you mean having a reasonable discussion about something without being subjected to bullying and trolling without consequences? Then no. The site admins openly favor certain points of view, and seem to be involved in their own personal feuds that flow over into moderation.
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By the definition of "moderation" and its intent, most would understand that to mean that anyone becoming bullying or vile in their language would be warned. However, they do not intervene when the bullying occurs if they are biased against the user being bullied. So short answer is YES. If they support trolls and thugs on their site that champion atheism and when they cannot produce a cogent argument in defense of their points and view they turn to vitriol, obscene language, and childish -trollish behavior, then YES they do not support free speech on their site. If they did, moderation would show an even hand to all viewpoints and arguments.
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Yes. They not only modified one of my questions, but took one of them down because someone was offended by a reply to an answer on one of my questions regarding gender. Not only was I attacked, they tried to make me look stupid. When I didn't change my opinion, they completely removed my question. They must have some snowflakes working as moderators, because it was only my fifth question. I'm very opinionated and my mind isn't easy to change. Once they saw that, I was a threat. Now, I'm just waiting for my account to be deleted.
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Yes, as a conservative libertarian (but not a raving lunatic) I can tell you with 100 % certainty that Quora suppresses political opinions, whether through its moderators, or through downvotes/reporting from the progressives who form its user base (or both). It is impossible to use and enjoy Quora on a long-term basis if you are right of center. You will constantly be reported, blocked, and otherwise prevented from getting a good user experience.
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By the definition Quora uses moderators??, my experience with an 18 year old Cyber Bullying college student from a Denver business school. She would not let up.
Long story short, I don't have an account with Quora and wouldn't recommend anyone to even attempt to engage in free speech.
Quora uses essentially children, who have no experience in almost 100% of the things they attempt to discuss or reply to.
These children, are so easily offended, and quick to retaliate in very illegal ways that go well past in having a persons account suspended.
When I attempted to bring this to the attention of Quora main office in California??, what a complete joke. I wouldn't be surprised if this site is in some way affiliated with George Soros. I would almost bet my life on it.
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In my opinion yes. I think the site has been taken over by militant atheists and far left thinking people. I think it's kind of sad because it has a lot of potential. But that's my take. Anything that you post on Quora That doesn't follow their ideology. You risk getting viciously attacked.
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If by free speech you mean the ability to say whatever you want about anything provided that it is not illegal (such as libel), then it does suppress free speech. That said, if you have read my review, they do have a considerable amount of toleration. I would say that the adminstrators accurately mirror what far left liberals in the U.S. believe. If your answers are too offensive to this group then you will get banned.
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