A letter to WordPress was leaked. It is similar to thousands of other blogs, letters and entire websites by thousands of other members of the public who have reported increasing censorship, by WordPress, as the elections near. Most of these website owners and publishers, who are complaining about censorship, are not even associated with any political party. The writers of the letter, below, state that most of their members define their political party as “independent”. A couple DNC campaign financiers, though, are big in the controlling directives of the community service WORDPRESS group and they flipped out when news stories about DNC hit jobs on the press and the public started getting published. Since WORDPRESS is now regulated as a public utility and is required to follow the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment because of the monopoly-penetration of WordPress and the reliance on WordPress by those who cannot afford any other means of internet expression, the issues raised affect tens of millions of web users.
One of the letters follows, Below:
Matt Mullenweg – CEO
132 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Aug. 12, 2016
Dear Matt and WordPress Users and Staff:
The Alliance Of Independent Newspapers and Publishers (The Alliance) was formed in 2002 and has had a decade long working relationship with WordPress. We have helped thousands of newspapers start thousands of online news sites. We have brought some of the largest volumes of users and readers to WordPress. We have sponsored thousands of servers, hosting and education services for “main-stream” reporters to go indie and start their own online papers. Among other things, the publishers, writers and blogger contributors are highly dedicated to the bi-partisan termination of corruption. The Alliance has put both corrupt DNC and GOP individuals in prison, and terminated their government jobs and corrupt organizations. Our work has launched FBI raids, epic and successful public interest law-suits, the disclosure of felony-class abuse of power, and other large format law enforcement activities. We report to senior agents at the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies. We account for a large part of WordPress sites since WordPress was created but when our publishers and public users posted one story that offended a WordPress investor/politician, you guys turned into the most Machiavellian censors ever seen. The public does not really go for censorship and violations of the U.S. Constitution like that. Neither do our members.
On August 12, 2016 WordPress attacked us, our readers and public decency, overall. WordPress arbitrarily took down thousands of our members public news sites on orders from DNC campaign financiers who fear the loss of their control of their own manipulated media. In a jury trial, We will show emails, documents and provide WordPress staff to prove this. WordPress violated our paid contracts with WordPress, SLAPP Laws, Freedom of the Press rights, Fair Use Doctrine, Creative Commons standards and engaged in fraud, RICO violations, interference and many abuses of the public trust. Additionally, in an ongoing federal criminal investigation involving hundreds of billions of dollars of the embezzlement of taxpayer dollars, many of those sites were being used for the ongoing reports to federal law enforcement including the FBI, GAO, FTC, SEC, EU, OSC, IG and other agencies; thus you are interfering with a criminal investigation.
The take-downs are so voluminous, arbitrary and timed that this targeted attack and massive censorship intent, by WordPress, is obvious from the facts. Our publishers were too good at their jobs and they exposed criminal activities which WordPress sought to cover up. No court or public opinion poll on Earth will tolerate that. Law enforcement, consumer rights groups and our own investigators will NEVER tolerate that. The Alliance has terminated multi-billion dollar corrupt companies, dirty AG’s, racketeers, hubris-ridden illicit tech moguls and illegal business Cartels. We are pretty certain you will not survive the wrath of thousands of attacked reporters who are very creative, some intelligence-agency trained and dedicated to terminating the abuse of the public without breaking a single law and with the help of law enforcement. Our law suits have set national legal precedents. We don’t lose and the law and public opinion are against those who try to stop anti-corruption efforts like ours. Your massive take-down of our First Amendment, SLAPP, Freedom of the Press, Fair-Use free public news centers was illegal and audacious. You made up arbitrary, nonsense reasons about your concurrent take-downs of thousands of newspapers. There was no “spam” on any of the sites, if there was, show us the link and a screen-shot with the “spam” circled. There was no content created with the primary purpose of mass solicitation or increasing traffic of third-party sites. The only promotions on the sites were the promotion of WordPress and WordPress’s own ads to its third party sites placed there by WordPress. There was no unwanted promotional content or content written for gaming search engines. The only outside links were from the ADS that WORDPRESS put on those sites to make money from. There was only news which WordPress campaign financiers wanted hushed-up. Many of the sites used WordPress’s own multi-site publishing tool which WordPress promotes for multi-site authoring. You are acting more like the Russian Mafia than an “American free speech resource”, as your executives define WordPress.
As we told Otis, at your office: We are publicly posting this course of communication on the open internet because many First Amendment people now find it to be very interesting.
The ACLU and some Congressional Chiefs of Staff want us to ask you: "If you empty the contents of our publishers and web users websites and our users re-post exactly everything that they previously posted, because they think they have been illegally censored in violation of the U.S. and California State Constitutions, will you attack and kill those websites again because some posters used the same words?" "If we re-post the United States Constitution on every one of the WordPress sites using SCRIBEFIRE or WP Manage or Other Multi-Site posting efficiency software will you attack and kill the sites again because "Duplicate content" can be found on each site?" "Do you consider duplicate postings of the United States Constitution to be "Spam"?" "Do you consider duplicate news stories that cover felony crimes by financiers of WordPress to be "Spam"?" "Do you consider duplicate news stories that you do not agree with to be "Spam"?" If you answers to the last three are "YES", The Department of Justice and the U.S. Congress considers you to be engaged in a crime.
WordPress gets tax benefits, public access perks, tax shelters, and other financial benefits because it holds itself out as a public interest community service. When the “public interest service” suddenly turns into a mercenary censor of the news on behalf of crooked covert financial backers, it loses all of it’s rights and credibility. We are all volunteers, you have deep pocket tech billionaires pulling the strings in this incident. Who wins on the karma points there? WordPress can suffer the same disclosures that Gawker Media and Enron did, and also disappear, or it can take responsibility for its actions and correct this today before the books, investigative reports, videos, subpeonas, leak docs and other fun items get torrent-ed across the planet. A lawsuit will be the least of your problems. Turn the sites back on, Today!
The Members of the Alliance and Millions of The Readers and WIKI users of the News publications in The Alliance
BCC, and Complaints filed with:
Freedom of the Press Foundation
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Electronic Freedom Foundation
Press Freedom on All Platforms | UNESCO
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
The Center for Public Integrity
MuckRock News Center
The National Security Archive
The Guardian Tips Line
World Audit Press Freedom
Committee to Protect Journalists
IFLA — Intellectual Freedom & Human Rights Organisations
World Press Freedom Committee | WPFC
The U.S. Congress
Department of Justice