Proof today that pro-NZ emigration sites are using censorship to prevent people from getting the full picture about New Zealand.
For some time we’ve known that sites like Britishexpats.com use software to replace the word E2NZ with a string of ****. It’s incredible that this form of censorship is used in this day and age.
What is it that the moderators of Britishexpats.com (a commercial site owned by Internet Brands) finds so challenging about E2NZ.org?
- Our coverage of the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes?
- The exposure of the poor state of the health and education sectors?
- The high crime rates, child poverty and youth suicide rates?
- The fact that we don’t censor comments left at the site? People are able to speak freely here if they keep within the guidelines
- The fact that we have clear anti-trolling rules to keep the nasties out?
- The fact that we provide a safe place for people to express their disappointment with New Zealand, without telling them it must somehow be their fault for not doing their research/being too weak/need harden up/don’t like it leave/but people have it so much worse in [insert name of third world country]?
- We expose the 100% pure NZ myth?
It’s well known that we don’t serve kool-aid here and many New Zealanders find that hard to deal with, they’ve been brought up on it since birth. It’s interesting to see that Britishexpats.com prevents its readers from learning about this site. What does it hope to gain by doing so?
Please take some time to look through our Migrant Tales series – hundreds and hundreds of first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand.
Then ask yourself, who is more likely to be telling the truth – a commercial site, funded by advertising revenue?
Or an independent site with thousands of subscribers both here and on Twitter, funded out of our back-pockets and the bits of loose change down inside the dusty sofa cushions of our admin team?
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