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Where is CYFSWATCH????????????????????

Filed under: General — domviol @ 1:00 pm Thu 22nd February 2007

It seems that CYFSWATCH has been removed overnight.

Another blow for Free Speech in New Zealand.


  1. It was shut down mid morning this morning There is a mirror site apparently but cant finf the web address

    Comment by Budd — Thu 22nd February 2007 @ 1:03 pm

  2. Yep Gone Gone Gone

    Google has shut down the controversial Cyfswatch website because of threats posted on the blog site yesterday against Green MP Sue Bradford.

    Google spokeswoman Victoria Grand said the US-based giant had previously censored postings that breached its terms of service but had now closed the site permanently because of “repeat violations”.

    She said Google investigated the site when the New Zealand Ministry of Social Development first complained about it last month, and again after the ministry lodged a new complaint about the postings threatening Ms Bradford yesterday.

    Cyfswatch said yesterday that it had details of Ms Bradford’s home address and would post them unless she withdrew her “anti-smacking” bill. The bill, removing a defence for parents against assault charges if they used reasonable force to “correct” their children, passed its second reading in Parliament by 70 votes to 51 last night.

    A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Social Development said the ministry would not comment on the site’s shutdown.

    Cyfswatch, whose authors have always remained anonymous, issued a statement today saying Google’s action was “a breathtaking display of socialist censorship”.

    It said a mirror site was now available.

    Google’s terms of service prohibit the posting of content that is “unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable”.

    Comment by Budd — Thu 22nd February 2007 @ 1:16 pm

  3. Might this be the link?

    CYFSWATCH Yahoo Group started

    As posted on CYFSWATCH

    Thursday, 15 February 2007

    Watching CYFS


    In defence of CYFSWATCH New Zealand and Free speech.

    Group Email Addresses:

    * Post message: [email protected]
    * Subscribe: [email protected]
    * Unsubscribe: [email protected]
    * List owner: [email protected]

    Posted by cyfswatch at 20:19

    Comment by domviol — Thu 22nd February 2007 @ 1:18 pm

  4. Where is the mirror site????????

    Comment by domviol — Thu 22nd February 2007 @ 1:22 pm

  5. There was a similar site for child support but that seems to have disappeared too.

    Comment by Bevan Berg — Thu 22nd February 2007 @ 1:45 pm

  6. NZChild Support Truth is still up and running.


    Comment by Scrap_The_CSA — Thu 22nd February 2007 @ 3:38 pm

  7. NZChildsupporttruth


    Comment by Paul Catton — Thu 22nd February 2007 @ 4:12 pm

  8. Well seems google have surcume to the New Zealand governments policy of NO FREE SPEECH in New Zealand.

    My story on there was of Cyfs interference with me going for custody of my children and cyfs wanting them returned to a drugged up alcoholic of a mother.

    google or is the new zealand governments I.T. police, your sad

    Comment by Steve — Fri 23rd February 2007 @ 9:02 am

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