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John_Smith
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-04-2011

Norton DNS defaming numerous human rights sites, blocking them by pretending they are hateful

Today it whas emerged that Norton's DNS "service" is censoring the majority of key human rights sites seekiing equality for males and gender equality. Many of the sites do such fanstastic work and include the Natioan Coaltion for Nen not to mention the hugely popular avoiceformen.com.

 

Sites Norton is smearing with the riduclous suggestion they are hateful include:

 

http://ncfm.org/
http://egghead.adamsspace.com/
http://www.antimisandry.com/
http://www.avoiceformen.com/
http://www.the-niceguy.com/
http://counterfem.blogspot.com/
http://markymarksthoughts.blogspot.com/
http://masculistadvice.blogspot.com/
http://www.mens-rights.net/
http://www.rulymob.com/
http://www.angryharry.com/
http://whatmenthinkofwomen.blogspot.com/
http://equalbutdifferent.blogspot.com/
http://mensrightsboard.blogspot.com/
http://failuresforgodesses.blogspot.com/
http://www.antifeministtech.info/
http://theantifeminist.com/
http://www.mensactivism.org/
http://no-maam.blogspot.com/
http://www.mgtow.com/
http://www.manwomanmyth.com/
http://mensrightsedmonton.com/

 

More can be listed here as they are uncovered.

 

I expect Norton has been the victim of a rather sneaky man hating feminist who has managed to abuse their list of hate sites by using it to censor any support for equality for males.

 

Coverage of this issue can be found here:

 

http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/feminist-lies-feminism/to-norton-symantec-ceo-steve-bennett/

 

Please fix this issue ASAP It would also be appreciated if you could find out who exactly was responsible for falslely categorising such a large number of sites on this topic, such censorship is very distubing indeed.

 

Many thanks.

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JohnM
Posts: 112
Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: Norton DNS defaming numerous human rights sites, blocking them by pretending they are hateful

Hi JohnS,

 

Thanks for bringing this issue to our attention. I assure you Symantec does not have a political agenda here. We're investigating right now and will take immediate action to rectify the situation if we find any (or all) of the sites have been added in error.

 

JohnM

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John_Smith
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-04-2011

Re: Norton DNS defaming numerous human rights sites, blocking them by pretending they are hateful

[ Edited ]

Thanks for the prompt response. I can't see anything remotely hateful about the sites, one or two deal with fairly adult issues such as false **bleep** allegations so might be unsuitable for very young children, but there's no way it's appropriate to categorise them as "hateful" - they are clearly the opposite of this and concerned with exposing injustice, human rights abuses and gender hatred.

 

Vast numbers of these types of sites are censored. Please state if you require a list of every such site that has been censored in this way (I imagein it will be a lto fo work to test them all), or whether you'll be able to find the source of these malicious entries.

 

I very much hope you can solve the issue without people having to test hundreds of similar sites individually, though I'm sure people will volunteer their do this if it really is needed.

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John_Smith
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-04-2011

Re: Norton DNS defaming numerous human rights sites, blocking them by pretending they are hateful

This story is now big news on Reddit, story is featured there twice, most popular discussion having almost 500 votes and 150 replies.

 

It would be good PR for an Norton employee to pop over there to explain what went wrong:

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/17xrir/norton_is_censoring_numerous_mens_rights_sites/

Tim_Lopez
Posts: 7,612
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Solutions: 890
Registered: ‎04-07-2008

Re: Norton DNS defaming numerous human rights sites, blocking them by pretending they are hateful

[ Edited ]

Hello John_Smith,

 

I posted in the Reddit thread directing people to this forum thread so that these forums can be utilized as the source of the most recent information on this topic.

 

Just to let you know, we're investigating this right now and looking in to the reasons for these categorization. 

 

I'll provide an update as soon as I have more information!

Cheers,
Tim Lopez
Norton Forums Administrator
Symantec Corporation
Tim_Lopez
Posts: 7,612
Topics: 353
Kudos: 1,512
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Registered: ‎04-07-2008

Re: Norton DNS defaming numerous human rights sites, blocking them by pretending they are hateful

We're still investigating this but do not have any updates at this time. We will continue to investigate and provide an update tomorrow. 

 

Thanks for your patience while we look in to this! :smileyhappy:

Cheers,
Tim Lopez
Norton Forums Administrator
Symantec Corporation
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Kelly
Posts: 160
Registered: ‎11-19-2008

Re: Norton DNS defaming numerous human rights sites, blocking them by pretending they are hateful

FWIW,

 

I checked each link mentioned in the original post (at 11:10 p.m. US CST), and they opened fine - no warnings triggered, all reported as "safe" in Norton Safe Web.

 

Regards,

Kelly

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John_Smith
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-04-2011

Re: Norton DNS defaming numerous human rights sites, blocking them by pretending they are hateful

Just to be clear, it's not Norton Safe web that censors these sites, it's the 198.153.192.60 and 198.153.194.60 addresses that bring up the "hate" classification block page. The product in question is called Norton DNS or Norton Connectsafe, (version C)

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Tyler00929
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Registered: ‎02-06-2013

Re: Norton DNS defaming numerous human rights sites, blocking them by pretending they are hateful

This is just outrageous. I'm lost for words. Propaganda's everywhere.

dickevans
Posts: 12,446
Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: Norton DNS defaming numerous human rights sites, blocking them by pretending they are hateful


Tyler00929 wrote:

This is just outrageous. I'm lost for words. Propaganda's everywhere.


Welcome,

In a perfect world everything works perfectly all of the time. We are not perfect nor is the world we live in. The problem is known and the people who can fix it are working on it. They will make an announcement WHEN it's fixed but I don't think they are willing to guess when that will be [other than as soon as possible]

Stay well and surf safe

Dick
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