IMDB Stifling Free Speech

I belonged to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) since May, 2002, but tonight I went in and deleted my account.  I had about 75 reviews of films and hundreds and hundreds of messages on their message board system I wrote over the last 15 years.  I cried.  I put so much time and effort into blogging on the IMDB, researching the message boards of IMDB – and it turns out they deleted 15 years worth of message board activity in one fell swoop at the end of February.

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Hmm…what could have caused IMDB to erase out the entire database of messages?  Could it be that IMDB, now owned by Amazon, doesn’t want to have the voices of Conservatives included on their message boards?  They claimed it was because of “trolls” on the boards.  I’ve been on those boards for 15 years and I’ve never had a problem with a troll.  I think the “trolls” were Conservatives and I believe this controversy began because Conservatives complained on the message boards about Meryl Streep, among many other Hollywood elites who have made a habit of bad mouthing our President.

It is so terribly sad that the internet – the very thing I have loved for such a long time – is shutting down free speech more and more often today.  Later, I went to, the website for Turner Classic Movies, and signed up.  It may take a while to get accustomed to the TCM format, but I think I’ll grow to love that website, too.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed they don’t suddenly decide to shut down their viewers.