May 29th, 2007
|11:55 pm - DON'T PANIC!!!!|
To everyone who's panicking about the sudden lj suspensions on accounts and communities, the latest info I have is:
A group of people calling themselves "Warriors for Innocence" decided to target lj communities that list pedophilia or similar interests on their profiles page regardless of what context the interest is used in. They reported these communities to the lj abuse team and due to legal binds the lj abuse team was forced to shut down those communities.
Here's a lj abuse team response to one inquiry about a suspended community:
This person wrote an email to these "Warriors for Innocence":
And got a reply:
This person's got a handy list of links regarding this wave of drama at the end of this post:
A pre-written letter you can send to either lj or simply comment like a petition against this censorship:
Two communities keeping track of what's happening:
My recommendation is that just to be on the safe side remove anything in your interest on your profile page that's questionable and f-lock or private lock any entries containing any questionable content until this blows over. Also remove any questionable userpics.
You might consider removing the following terms and userpics which contain:
(feel free to suggest more, better safe than sorry in this case)
[EDIT1]: I have purged my interest list and simply replaced it with "freedom of speech" and "solidarity_against_internet_witch_hunts" as was suggested by sdragon on this post. One this serves to safe guard my journal hopefully and two as an act of retaliation if those morons do come a knocking.
I just purged my interest list and simply replaced it with "freedom of speech" and "solidarity_against_internet_witch_hunts" until this blows over.
Ah I am going to do that soon.