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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Report Locally Offensive Blogs Using The Courts

Some blogs offend their readers - and the readers are legitimately concerned about viewing inappropriate content.

Instructed in Blogger Help Forum: Get Help with an Issue, to report offensive blogs using the right complaint form, they may reply
I did - several times, but with no result!
In some cases, the blogs in question may be offensive only to a local audience. Though distasteful, blogs should not be unfairly censored.

Blogger wants to allow us to publish our blogs - and does not want us to publish offensive blogs - but also cannot needlessly interfere with blogs that are only offensive to a small reader population.

If you report a blog for offensive content - and the content does not actually violate Blogger / Google Content or TOS standards, Blogger / Google may be legally unable to properly react to your complaint.

Blogger / Google wants all Blogger blogs to follow standards - but they also do not want to needlessly interfere with blogs that do not violate their standards. Google Corporate Headquarters are in the USA - and the population of the USA believes in due process of law, and in innocence until proven guilty.

If you feel strongly that the content of a specific Blogger blog violates local standards, and is offensive in your country, your best recourse would be to get a court order from a judge in your country. Then submit your court order to Google.

Blogger can block specific blogs in specified countries, upon receipt of a properly supplied court order, by using country code aliasing. This will provide the blog owner proper treatment, in the world, in general - and people in your country can avoid viewing a culturally or religiously offensive blog.

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