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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…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.
Kristinn Taylor, GateWayPundit, Oct 30th, 2015 5
See previous letters from the same reader.
Does United Wi-Fi restrict what content I may view?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.)
United does not allow customers to access certain websites that may be inappropriate or unsuitable for inflight viewing.
However, what interested me was a really close view of Mark Steyn’s inflight screenshot:
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.