Censorship in Professional Online Groups

Today (9 March 2013) I have experienced a situation with a global organization. They said they block messages because some people might have flagged them as inappropriate! How did people flag those messages if they were never posted to start with?
I am not going to name the organization – it may shock some people – since I gave them a week to correct the situation or refund us our fees (significant fees) if they cannot tolerate critique of their bad management!

A Different Perspective

This is updated from an older post and re-posted

I write this post to reflect on a trend that we have observed in more than one online group; the trend, or practice if not a trend, is Censorship and moderation. This include major global organization that we pay fees to join but if you decide to critique them – they block you … will write more about this next week.

We agree that some time, moderation would be necessary for new members of a group or to avoid potential problems. However, I would prefer that for professional networking and discussion groups there should not be any moderation, and for sure no censorship of opinions.

To avoid problems, the group could have strict rules if any member violate these rules, should be notified (in case it was an honest mistake) but if the violation occur again, then the group moderator can…

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About Mounir Ajam

Mounir Ajam is eager to awaken the giant of project management within individuals, organizations, and nations! He is an experienced executives with global experience working on projects from the United States to Japan and in between. He has been privileged to work on multiple small projects and mega projects. Mounir is an author, volunteer leader, speaker, consultant, executive coach, and entrepreneur who is open for further learning and sharing.
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