BIG THINK censorship: Censors ‘Orwellian Rules of Writing at The New York Times’

BIG THINK censorship: Censors ‘Orwellian Rules of Writing at The New York Times’

— With censorship, Big Think intimidates its contributors: Deletion, ban, termination may strike at any time

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Most ‘Style Guides’ in the US are still obsessed with purity of language, and advice: “…avoid foreign words. Write in English.”

NEW YORK – An article on “Orwellian Rules of Writing at The New York Times” was taken down by Jason Gots, a New Yorker, at Big Think in New York. Century-old language policies and US style guides that enforce racial ideas of purity of thought – Avoid foreign words. Write in English. – do not amount to “Cultural genocide”, thinks Jason Gots, a content editor at Big Think. Despite Big Think having syndicated and distributed the article under the tagline “language is power” earlier, for example on Facebook [1] and Twitter [2], Mr Gots decided that this article must not exist and its author punished:

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Censored:

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Profile (author of 80 articles) removed:

Big Think Censors Bloggers

The article about censorship was subsequently censored; the account of the author, long-time contributor and cultural critic Thorsten J. Pattberg, PhD, immediately suspended. (No account means no access to the blog, effectively confiscating the remaining 79 articles). The author’s profile, too, was removed shortly after, again without notice or warning:

“…I did not have your email address nor any way of contacting you” claims Jason Gots, answering to an email inquiry. He’s either being dishonest or blind. The article in question was signed by an email address. The author’s website was linked in. There was a comment section, and so on:

"...I did not have your email address nor any way of contacting you" --said the censoring body. Really?! Dishonest...or blind.
“…I did not have your email address nor any way of contacting you” –said the censoring body. Really?! Dishonest…or blind.

Big Think is a corporation and “knowledge forum” that aims at disseminating “big ideas” that are “significant,” “relevant,” and “applicable to the way we think and act.” That censoring foreign words and cultures in the US flagship media is all of this, and more, Big Think’s Jason Gots believes is inconvenient and harmful to certain interest groups (The New York Times) and thus must be suppressed, removed, and disappear at once:

“You have no legal or civic “right” to be published on Big Think” Mr Gots justifies revisionism in his response email. Apparently, not even after having been published: Big Think can and will take down authors and pull off their work any time, without consent, and without notice.

What does the internet say about censorship

Here’s what the internet says about censorship: “Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication or other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups of institutions.” (Source: Wikipedia.org, last visited April 2015). In that spirit, let us say “No” to BIG BROTHER and “No” to censorship at BIG THINK.

Big Think's Jason Gots has a big idea: He will censor your ideas if he doesnt like them
Big Think’s Jason Gots has a big idea: He will censor your ideas if he doesn’t like them (or you)

Jason Gots’s “big idea” for Big Think: He will censor your ideas if he doesn’t like them (or you). The article ‘Orwellian Rules of Writing at The New York Times’ has been re-uploaded here: http://www.east-west-dichotomy.com/orwellian-rules-of-writing-at-the-new-york-times/

[1] The original @bigthink Facebook post entitled “Language is Power” of the now censored article on ‘Orwellian Rules of Writing at The New York Times’:

Orwellian Rules of Writing at The New York Times: Big Think posts on Facebook: "Language is Power". Article later censored, profile taken down
Orwellian Rules of Writing at The New York Times: Big Think posts on Facebook: “Language is Power”. Article later censored, profile taken down

[2] Note: @bigthink unfortunately deleted the tweet and blocked your author from viewing its Twitter feed:

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Here’s a copy of the original tweet that’s now history:

Big Think Censorship and Revisionism: The original tweet of the now censored piece
Big Think Censorship and Revisionism: The original tweet of the now censored piece