A SimNews article detailing harassment and child abuse (that some believed was not happening and previous articles on the situation were false) was removed by a moderator of the r/flightsim subreddit following it being linked to by an anonymous whistle-blower in the flight sim community. Following days of hysteria by recent articles posted by SimNews, we yesterday posted an article that was intentionally dumbed down for the brainwashed by the fake mainstream flight sim media that fully exposed child harassment occurring under the watch of one of the communities most well known names. Shortly after it was posted to the subreddit by a well known, anonymous whistle-blowing account a moderator removed the post citing rules of ‘spam’ and ‘self advertising’. It is clear neither of these rules apply as the post was not spam, it was a very important issue that we are trying to raise awareness for that is occurring in the community that the subreddit is dedicated to. Secondly, the rule of self advertising does not apply either – the person who linked to the article (who came to us following the censorship) has nothing to do with the writing, management or administration of SimNews and therefore it cannot be considered self advertisement. For the purposes of disclosure it should be noted that the whilstleblower has worked with us in the past and provided us with some of the biggest stories in the Flight Simulator.
The moderator who took the post down is not new to the censorship of SimNews articles. In fact, he recently earned himself the name of Sim Jong Un due to his mass censorship regime that even Chairman Kim of North Korea would be jealous of. He is known to censor and target SimNews articles that are telling facts that many know about but not many want to hear due to the fact that most likely, they either have sympathy for the people committing the horrendous acts or are involved in them someway themselves. The fact that the child bullying and harassment is being censored and covered up is a worrying thought and what makes the situation even worse is the fact that high profile figures who are each day capitalizing on; and profiting from the flight sim market are directly involved in the stories that we are trying to expose.
SimNews reached out to an expert on censorship to give their opinion on the situation. They were quoted as saying the following:
“Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people”
This online deletion of article links is considered a modern day equivalent of book burning which was a method used by the nazis in the lead up to the use of concentration camps and the “Final Solution”. Although the subject matters may not be the same, the analogy can be summed up as this. In this case: child harassment and bullying is occurring in the community (or a minority group that Adolf Hitler does not take particularly well too are free and welcome to do as they please) so the people purporting the abuse don’t want to be found out or exposed (or Adolf Hitler wants to portray the minority groups in a bad light so that he can start to be rid of them) and to achieve this, the people responsible.. or their fans will begin to censor links being shared exposing the behavior that is occurring (or in our analogy, Hitler orders the burning of texts that portray the Nazi’s in a bad light or texts that either support the minority groups or were written by members of those groups). This is why censorship online, no matter how small, should not be taken lightly.
The censorship of SimNews follows the targeted takedown of right wing radio broadcaster Alex Jones and his InfoWars show on multiple social media platforms which were removed in one fell swoop by almost all major social media sites. Although SimNews holds little sympathy with the ideas promoted by InfoWars or Mr. Jones, it is worrying how similar the censorship is and how close it is happening to both SimNews and InfoWars.
We hope that this article reaches Sim Jong Un and that he will reconsider his stance on SimNews and will help to expose the child harassment and bullying that is being allowed to operate by high profile figures in the community.