Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sky Broadband: It is a hate crime to report about antisemitism and anti-Zionism

I have reported a number of times before how this site - along with many pro-Israel sites - are blocked by various mobile service providers (using the default security settings) while no such blocks are placed on the most vicious anti-Israel (and indeed blatantly antisemitic) sites. 

Increasingly, I am hearing that now even broadband service providers are blocking pro-Israel sites. For example, somebody trying to access my site using Sky's broadband today has informed me they got the following message:
Sky Broadband Shield "The site was blocked because it matched the following categories: Weapons, Violence, Gore and Hate"
The mobile and broadband companies use third party services for these parental/security controls. Those third parties rely in part on end users reporting 'offensive sites'. A known tactic of the anti-Israel activists is to report pro-Israel sites as 'hate speech' and that is why we get blocked. It seems that these activists are not content just to make up vicious antisemitic blood libels against Israel which are a perfect inversion of reality (such as the current one parroted by Gerald Kaufman that Israelis are executing random Arabs and 'planting knives on them'). They are also determined to silence anybody actually calling them out and reporting the truth. 

See also: EE blocking pro-Israel sites


Rob said...

Same issue with Elder of Ziyon on o2 mobile network in the UK. I have to switch on adult over 18 content to access it!

Ps John Waller said...

Daphne Anson getting the treatment also. Originally it was flagged by Sky as a porn site!

Elder of Ziyon said...

Do you know how to report these miscategorizations?

Confronting antisemitism and Israel hatred said...

Elder of Ziyon. I only know how to report to EE:
I tried contacting sky but never got any response.