(This passage was in the original Stefan Molyneux and the Secret Silencing article. I reluctantly replaced it for for reasons explained in the article. Nevertheless, I still consider it an egregious example of silencing a user who has simply asked an awkward, though very respectful, question.)

This user made no judgement about the DMCA takedown of Tru Shibes. He just asked a question about the takedown notice and Molyneux’s stance on IP:


According to Google’s cache, the message survived long enough to get three responses:


But it was soon seen by administrators who monitor the board for just such awkward questions. So today when you look for that post, you now see this:


The thread was immediately deleted and, for his crime of asking an awkward question, the user was banned.