I disagreed with Svetlana on many topics and found her beliefs to be too conservative for my tastes (Mr. O’Neill’s description of “classical liberal” is more accurate, though). Despite that we found common ground in the discussion of history. She is a very intelligent person, and I am very angry to hear she has been banned, but grateful to the people who have posted commentary like Mr. O’Neill’s because people have shared links to her work elsewhere.
Another writer I liked, a Berner critical of the established left in the US, was also banned. Since I followed her (Kim Holleman) very closely I am 99% certain that she did not commit hate speech, especially since she is hard left and was very pissed off at the Clinton camp for their hate.
So that + Svetlana shows me that this is not limited to conservative writers, but also shows me that there is some insidious censorship going on by Medium, and I find that a little scary because I have just begun to publish. Any suggestions where else I might go? I have Steemit, but would love to hear suggestions for other platforms.
As for Medium, my question is, who is next? Could it be me? Could it be you?