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A Talk Radio Listener Says United Airlines Is Enforcing PC Against Mark Steyn—But Not VDARE.com.
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November 27, 2015, 04:33 PM
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Re: James Fulford’s article Internet Filters—Private Sector First Amendment Workaround, or Gov`t Censorship In Disguise?

From: A Talk Radio Listener [Email him]

Gateway Pundit posted this:

Canadian conservative author Mark Steyn discovered Friday that his website, steynonline.com is on a United Airlines blacklist that blocks accessing the site while passengers use the airline’s in-flight WiFi system. Steyn learned this by being a passenger on United.

Steyn posted to Twitter about his being blacklisted along with a screen grab:

A closer look at the URL of the screen grab shows that the word ‘blacklist’ is part of the United WiFi re-direct page Steyn got when trying to access his site along with the message, “This site cannot be viewed on United Wi-Fi…

FLY THE FASCIST SKIES: Mark Steyn’s Website ‘Blacklisted’ by United Airlines WiFi

Kristinn Taylor, GateWayPundit, Oct 30th, 2015 5

Steyn talked about it while subbing for Limbaugh today. He's been fighting with them for more than a month, but there has been no response from United. He found that the CAIR website works on United.

See previous letters from the same reader.

James Fulford writes: The United Airlines FAQ says this:

Does United Wi-Fi restrict what content I may view?

United does not allow customers to access certain websites that may be inappropriate or unsuitable for inflight viewing.

United probably hasn’t made this decision itself—corporations buy a blacklist from some faceless IT filtering vendor, which I wrote about in 2006 and 2008. (If you're not at 50, 000 feet, you can generally read anything you like on your tablet or smartphone.)

However, what interested me was a really close view of Mark Steyn’s inflight screenshot:

vdaresteyn

It includes a TakiMag article which looks like Steve Sailer’s Houellebecq review Submission’ Statement, and a tab with our own distinctive icon which looks like VDARE.com’s Kevin Michael Grace article Paul Ryan Presaged: Canada’s Conservative Party Elects a New People—Which In Turn Elects Liberal Party. Duh!

I am happy to see that Steyn is keeping up with our Canadian coverage, and a little startled to see that United, which bans Mark Steyn, allows its readers to access Steve Sailer on TakiMag and VDARE.com.