Disqus censorship!

Have your comments been detected as spam on Disqus? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Word must get around to boycott Disqus completely. Censorship on Disqus is undeniable. Using intrusive and invasive technology Disqus will censor individuals from making legitimate comments simply because Disqus does not like what that person has got to say. This highly popular commenting platform used by some of the worlds biggest and most popular websites uses sophisticated algorithms to profile you based upon what sites you go on and what phrases you use when commenting to determine whether or not you should be censored online.

Disqus has even teamed up with Google to create a “toxic comment filter” system that uses AI to detect and delete “toxic” comments. This technology is proving a real problem with a conservative with many complaining that their comments are being automatically censored by Disqus because they are not liberal or politically correct like most tech companies purport to be. This is a real affront to democracy and freedom of speech online and should not be tolerated. This very real problem is simply not getting the attention that it deserves this is because most politicians and media groups are on the payroll of the big tech giants such as Google and Facebook who seek to control the internet.

If you are a European citizen you may be able to fight back! Under the new European GDPR laws enforced on may 25th 2017 it states that websites must make it clear to you when signing up to their website exactly how the website will be processing your data and what they are doing with your data. However, Disqus fails to notify users explicitly upon sign up their data is used to censor them if the data is rejected by their system. This means that you can actually sue Disqus for this.

Should you use Disqus? Is Disqus a good comment plugin?

Even if you aren’t bothered about Disqus and their blatant censorship there are still plenty of reason why you shouldn’t use this comment platform on your blog. Informative and high-quality comments can really help your website rank in the search engines. BUT if you have Disqus installed these juicy comments can actually have a negative impact on your site.

Disqus is bad for SEO because the content is not hosted on your blog but on Disqus own website this and are served in javascript iFrame. At best search engines won’t even be able to read your comments section, at worst these comments will be seen duplicate content and could actually cause your site to be penalized.

The fact is that Disqus is simply not as good as WordPress built-in native comment system, with Akismet that monitors for spam comments you really don’t have to worry about being bombarded with spam comments…