Website hosting provider Squarespace has shut down the website of the group America’s Frontline Doctors following a press conference they held in Washington D.C., according to Dr. Simone Gold. According to a screenshot posted by Gold, the web hosting service shut down the group’s website for “activity that’s false, fraudulent, inaccurate or deceiving.”
Breitbart News recently reported that the Masters of the Universe quickly censored a live stream published by Breitbart News of a press conference held in Washington D.C. by the group America’s Frontline Doctors and organized and sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) was featured at the event and doctors at the event shared their views on the coronavirus pandemic and the medical community’s treatment of the virus.
Footage of the livestream on Periscope, Twitter’s livestreaming platform, had generated 1 million views before being removed by the site. Footage on Facebook had accumulated over 17 million views within 8 hours and had 185,000 concurrent viewers at the time it was streamed. On YouTube, a clip from the event received 80,000 views before being removed by the platform for “violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”
Now, the founder of America’s Frontline Doctors, Dr. Simone Gold, stated in a recent tweet: “Our website host @Squarespace has just completely and arbitrarily shut down our website, claiming a violation of their terms of service.”
Gold included a screenshot of an email sent by Squarespace in which the hosting provider stated that the group’s site was “in violation of Section 3.1 of our Acceptable Use Policy regarding activity that’s false, fraudulent, inaccurate or deceiving.”
WOW: Our website host @Squarespace has just completely and arbitrarily shut down our website, claiming a violation of their terms of service.
We are a group of physicians advocating for a better understanding of COVID-19 and its available treatment options.
This is outrageous. pic.twitter.com/TNwvpbsBGC
— Dr. Simone Gold (@drsimonegold) July 28, 2020
The email further notes that the provider reserves the right to suspend the organization’s account at any time for any reason. Since the site has been taken down, multiple Twitter users have offered to re-host the group’s website.
I’m a professional designer/developer. I host all my clients’ websites. Please reach out. I will have you back up and running in a matter of hours.
— Sal Baldovinos (@SalBaldovinos) July 28, 2020
My company offers a censorship-free web hosting service. We can definitely help you here and prevent something like that from happening again. Would you be interested in learning more?
— Aaron Tao (@aarontao2) July 28, 2020
Breitbart News will continue to report on this issue as more information becomes available.