Brief note on Dropbox censorship

As many of you will be customers of Dropbox, I thought I would write a brief note on my recent experience of censorship by them. I have been a customer of theirs for many years.

I shared the Word document of my “On Q” collection of essays via a tweet, using the Dropbox link sharing mechanism.

GeddesOnQ - Martin Geddes 10 Essays on Q

After a few days I had people writing to me that they were getting “404” errors (i.e. the web page didn’t exist).

I received no notification from Dropbox, so enquired what was wrong. I got the following response:

Dropbox flagged Geddes on Q for potentially malicious content

Based on my previous experience with Medium and Mailchimp, I have become more aware of my rights and the need to make these platforms adhere to their own terms. There is no concept of “malicious content” in the contract I have with them. There is absolutely no way I was going to delete my own work to please Dropbox.

So I inquired which contract term or acceptable use policy I had broken. This got me the following response:

Dropbox lifted ban on Martin Geddes account

I would say there are several takeaways from this episode:

  • “The swamp” is a vast system of corruption, and will act to protect itself from those who expose it.
  • There is currently a (failed) Bolshevik style uprising in the United States, which puts enormous pressure on many companies and individuals to participate.
  • The tech industry is complicit in widespread censorship and social engineering in support of the insurrection (with BLM and Antifa being part of the violent effort to overthrow the legitimate elected executive).
  • Whether Dropbox itself is follows the current Cultural Marxism trend I do not know, but they seem to have revealed themselves by their action.
  • You do have rights, and there is a due process for these companies to follow. Force them to adhere to their own terms and contract. You are paying them, after all!

You may wish to reflect upon whether Dropbox is a good home for your sensitive data, given they shown themselves willing to censor innocuous content without any good reason.

Digital book burning should not be rewarded with cash.