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    Steven Sauer commented  · 

    In comments today on a race-themed story, someone was ranting about Yahoo requiring approval for comments was "communism". I attempted to reply in defense of Yahoo with this: "It's not communism. If anything, it's authoritarian, but only so much as a sign that says "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" on a storefront window is. We do have freedom of speech in America. We also have private property rights. Neither congress nor any public entity is interfering with your right to say whatever it is you want to say. Yahoo is a privately owned company, providing a comment section on its own publication. It does not violate the first amendment for them to establish terms of service, and restrict what can or can't be said based on those terms."
    In an extreme burst of irony, it got rejected for violating the guidelines.
    I went through those guidelines, and could not find one that it violated. Could someone please explain exactly why the racist garbage being spewed by others on that thread was okay, but my post wasn't?

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