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Verizon censoring internet. How do I get the block removed?

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Today Verizon starting censoring certain websites.

 

One such website: REMOVED FOR BEING INAPPROPRIATE. SORRY!

Google 'Verizon blocks 4chan' for more info.

 

It is blocked on both my cell phone and my FIOS internet.  I pay good money every month to Verizon, and did not agree to be censored. 

 

Customer service has denied any knowledge of the censorship, although it has been confirmed by higher-ups at Verizon.  So, is it possible to removed the blocks from my account?  If so, how do I do it? 

 

If I can't get this resolved soon, I will be sending a complaint to the FCC, and I will notify the Better Business Bureau. 

 

Thanks for your help,

Brad

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I just read a press release saying that the block is temporary.

 

Thanks everyone!

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I'm not sure why you think this is being blocked. I can access it without issue. Do you still continue have a problem accessing?
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As can I. And I am going on the record as saying the  content on the site IS Not appropriate for this forum! and sould not have been linked to.



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Hopefully the site admin will catch it and remove it.
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Just in case they haven't, I have notified them.



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You're right.  The content in that link is not appropriate for the forums.  I appologize for not marking it accordingly. EDIT: I REMOVED THE LINK 🙂

 

However, it is still blocked for me on my cell phone and FIOS connection.  I can access it through a proxy and through my internet connection at work.

 

More information on the block can be found here:  http://status.4chan.org 

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I just read a press release saying that the block is temporary.

 

Thanks everyone!

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@bradcromwell wrote:

I just read a press release saying that the block is temporary.

 

Thanks everyone!


 

Is this press release available on the internet somewhere? Could you possibly provide a link? I would very much like to read it.

 

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"Our network security system found traffic from some 4Chan Web sites that had strong potential to disrupt the Verizon Wireless network, affecting our customers' use of their services," Verizon spokesman Jeffrey Nelson wrote in an e-mail to CNET. "With continuing investigation, and ensuring no current risk of harm, we are giving the green-light to all 4Chan traffic. We will continue to monitor for any possibility of network harm."


http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10449167-245.html




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It may be "temporary" still doesn't mean that it is right. If I wanted someone I pay money to, to censor what I can and can't see, hear, read I would move to Iran, North Korea or China. BTW, VZW is still blocking this site.
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