As you know I discovered that my petition to let Yulia Skripal speak was being blocked and only I could see it on the RT site. That petition, as far as I can establish, has been up for almost a week on the comment feed of Russia Today’s article Whatever happened to the Skripals?
Many comments around the article were deleted including one by Forbjuden in an attempt to get rid of the non-existent petition that appeared to be there but only to me. Forbjuden’s comment read: “Skripal poisoning was a psyop that has backfired. The best they can do now is just to pretend to be quite (sic) and talk about parking tickets and teenage pregnancies.”
As you can see it had 70 likes after 4 hours and there was no reason for the moderators to remove it. But somebody did remove it.
When I went to check today (08/05/2018) it showed that the petition itself had supposedly been up for 6 days without a single like, without a single share. I suspect it will be there for eternity yet nobody but me can see it.
While I concede that it is impressive to have developed software which makes it appear that you have shared something when you have not the software developers should be metaphorically roasted over the coals for leaving such a blatant glitch in their work. Or perhaps it was deliberately coded that way by a developer loyal to ordinary people, someone who does not want spooks to control the planet. Unfortunately there are not enough Edward Snowdens about.