I have come to a crossroads. Not only has the host for the vast majority of my online media library SUSPENDED MY ACCOUNT, but they are also DELETING ALL OF MY UPLOADS.
THOUSANDS of PDF’s, 100+ videos, countless man-hours and 3+ years of work is ALL going down the drain.
60+ GB’s of data is being wiped from the internet. Their excuse was that I violated copyrights, yet the overwhelming majority of the data that they are deleting is either open-source or of my own creation.
It is clear that my content has struck a nerve. This censorship is no coincidence and is clearly aimed, as it has crossed numerous online platforms. I am honestly surprised that it has taken them this long to do this.
There is no easy fix for this. I could re-upload the media using free hosts, but it would just get taken down again. The only sure-fire way to avoid censorship is to use a private, off-shore server. Obviously, that would require money; money that I do not have.
My goal from the start has been to KEEP EVERYTHING FREE. I obviously cannot do that if I am forced to buy/rent an off-shore server. I do not wish to prostrate myself and beg for donations or pimp myself and my work out to advertisers.
So right now, it is back to the drawing board. I will still continue to update Facebook page, the WordPress NEWS FEED and publish new articles, but the DOCUMENT & VIDEO LIBRARIES are dead in the water.
Any suggestions are welcome.
~ Merit Freeman