After the popular America’s Frontline Doctors (AFD) livestream event went viral the other day, the tech platform Squarespace, where AFD had been hosting its website, shut the whole thing down for alleged “activity that’s false, fraudulent, inaccurate or deceiving.”
A screenshot captured and shared by Dr. Simone Gold, who heads up AFD, reveals that Squarespace did not want to be left out of all the fun in censoring the group alongside Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, and YouTube, all of which blocked the video livestream event for spreading “medical misinformation.”
“Our website host @Squarespace has just completely and arbitrarily shut down our website, claiming a violation of their terms of service,” Gold tweeted along with a screenshot of the message she received from Squarespace.
This writer can confirm that while trying to write about the AFD event earlier in the week, I was unable to access the AFD website, which had been pulled within just hours of the livestream event. The homepage now generically states, “This account has expired,” along with information about how the “owner” can login.
It is nothing short of disingenuous to even call AFD the “owner” of this website if Squarespace can simply delete its contents on a whim. But this is exactly what happened as AFD has been systematically silenced and “canceled” by the leftist mob from virtually the entire internet.
While you can still watch the AFD livestream event at Brighteon.com – here is one link among many – it is impossible to share anything from either Brighteon or Natural News to any of the major tech platforms anymore, which means not as many people will be able to find it.
Squarespace admits it can remove paying customer websites at any time, for any reason
Prior to being pulled, the AFD livestream video had generated more than one million views on Periscope, which is run by Twitter. On Facebook, that number swelled to 17 million views, and at one point had 185,000 people simultaneously viewing it in real-time.
On YouTube, a clip of the event had reached about 80,000 views before the Google-owned video platform struck it down for “violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.” The aforementioned tech platforms did the same thing, claiming that the AFD video contained “dangerous” information about the plandemic.
According to Squarespace, the entire AFD website had to go because suddenly it stood “in violation of Section 3.1 of our Acceptable Use Policy regarding activity that’s false, fraudulent, inaccurate or deceiving.”
An email from Squarespace to AFD went on to explain that the tech provider supposedly maintains the “right” to suspend any organization’s account at any time, and for any reason.
“We are a group of physicians advocating for a better understanding of COVID-19 and its available treatment options,” tweeted Dr. Gold. “This is outrageous.”
Since being pulled from Squarespace, AFD says it has received multiple offers from others companies to re-host the site. A professional designer and developer by the name of Sal Baldovinos, for instance, tweeted that he could have the AFD website “back up and running in a matter of hours.”
“My company offers a censorship-free web hosting service. We can definitely help you here and prevent something like that from happening again. Would you be interested in learning more?” tweeted another by the name of Aaron Tao.
As of this writing, AFD still does not appear to have a website up and running, and has mostly been communicating via Twitter as its page there has not yet been suspended or pulled, though Donald Trump Jr.’s was for sharing the AFD video.
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