It's no secret that NextDoor censors speech they don't like. Not by how it's said, but actually by what is said. Over the weekend, a large thread discussing the recent purchase of $22M of Legacy Lands by the City- exceeding expense projections by almost 500% and paying on average, a 700% premium over appraised value- has mysteriously disappeared.
Thanks to a good neighbor who was able to screenshot the entire conversation prior to its deletion, we can now attempt to figure out what is it about this particular post that caused it to be "unacceptable" while other posts that deal with local politics remain. I have sent this screenshot with the same question to NextDoor Support in California, but have not received a response.
Notice that a single "Neighbor" appears in almost every thread that is deleted or causes someone to be suspended for speaking their mind.
Imagine the frustration of being someone who spent an hour or more penning an opinion and/or response to the post, only to have your words wiped out and deleted forever by the complaint of a single gaslighter. Would you continue to post there? Would you just give up altogether when you realized the fix was in? Would you scratch your head and wonder if there was any depth they wouldn't stoop to in order to make sure your opinion was not heard or circulated?
Or would you fight back, by calling it exactly what it is?
Killing the messenger will NEVER silence the message.