Written by Brian Massie
January 17, 2021
We have been informed that the Conservative Treehouse website has been deplatformed by WordPress.com.
Excerpt from the article:
One week after the 2020 presidential election, The Conservative Treehouse received the following notification:
…”given the incompatibility between your site’s content and our terms, you need to find a new hosting provider and must migrate the site by Wednesday, December 2nd.”
What does this mean? It means CTH is being kicked-off the WordPress website hosting platform because the content of our research and discussion does not align with the ideology of those who define what is acceptable speech and what is not.
What was our violation? After ten years of brutally honest discussion, opinion, deep research and crowdsourcing work -with undeniable citations on the events we outline- there is no cited violation of any term of service because CTH has never violated one.
The WordPress company is not explaining the reason for deplatforming because there is no justifiable reason for it. At the same time, they are bold in their position. Perhaps this is the most alarming part; and everyone should pay attention. They don’t care.
LFC Comments: Since our website was also hosted by WordPress.com, although we are much smaller in reach than the Conservative Treehouse, we asked WordPress if our conservative site would be deplatformed? We asked twice and received no answer.
We did not want to take the chance, so will migrated to a company called MediaServe and have our own self-hosted server.
The transfer was not without its difficulties, but we were able to finally retain most of the features that we had with the old site. However, we could not transfer over all of the email addresses from our followers. Since we never keep a permanent records of those emails, if you want to follow us again you will have to re-enter your email address.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.