The world-class blog publishing platform “Wordpress” suspended the blog-spot of Golden Dawn, the notorious right-wing party which seems to be prevailing in press coverage. The site might even be permanently shut down as a result of increasing complaints by Internet users who had visited the platform.
According to WordPress requirements, the administrators have the right to archive, suspend or even shut down blog-spots in case they don’t ensure that: the Content is not spam, is not machine or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material, the content does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party and that there is no spanning involved.
According to the platforms Terms of Service, “Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Automattic has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Automattic’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Automattic’s reasonable opinion, violates any Automattic policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Automattic’s sole discretion. Automattic will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.”
WordPress runs the majority of blog-spots nowadays. The notorious site of the Golden Dawn party was functioning under the following address: xryshaygh.wordpress.com. Today, that access and publication was suspended probably because the administration breached the terms.
Supporters say that it’s not democratic at all to shut down a blog-spot of an elected party (though Golden Dawn also publishes a weekly newspaper), while the many offended people by the blog’s publications demanded WordPress to take action. No official announcement has been made by both the party spokesman or WordPress administration.