On the 12 July 2016 you removed my blog, www.shadowsussexpolicecrimecommissioner.blogspot.co.uk from the internet, citing HARASSMENT as the reason for doing so.
I am unable to contact you directly concerning this matter because I can't find an email in which I can contact you. I have decided to make this appeal public because I know representatives from Google regularly monitor my blogs and trust that this appeal reaches the appropriate person(s) and department.
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My blog has been active since 2012, in which I've written hundreds of articles about Sussex Police and the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, of which the blog was created to hold to account, adding an extra layer of public scrutiny and accountability. I am immensely proud of the work and effort I've put into this blog since 2012, and believe I am doing a worth-while job which is in the public interest.
Once I discovered you had removed my blog I appealed your decision and on the 22 July received the reply as below:
"Hello, We have received your appeal regarding your blog http://shadowsussexpolicecrimecommissioner.blogspot.com/. Upon further review, we have determined that your blog was mistakenly marked as a TOS violator by our automated system and, as such, we have reinstated your blog. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused in the meantime and thank you for your patience as we completed our review process. Thank you for understanding. Your sincerely, The Blogger Team"
But within moments, another message was delivered contrary to the above:
"Hello, Your blog at http://shadowsussexpolicecrimecommissioner.blogspot.com/ has been reviewed and confirmed as in violation of our Terms of Service for: HARASSMENT. In accordance to these terms, we've removed the blog and the URL is no longer accessible. For more information, please review the following resources: Terms of Service: https://www.blogger.com/go/terms Blogger Content Policy: https://blogger.com/go/contentpolicy -The Blogger Team"
At no point has anyone in Google's Blogger Team informed me of who or whom I have alleged to have HARASSED...
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I assume this because following a Freedom of Information request to the OSPCC about certain Youtube videos being removed from public view, it was revealed that Mark Streater was the person who made the complaint.
Through the lack of information from The Google Blogger Team, I am left to assume the allegation of HARASSMENT was made based on the many articles in which I call Katy Bourne a liar.
Calling Katy Bourne a liar is not HARASSMENT; its the truth and in the public interest to do so.
Katy Bourne has provably been caught out lying during the 2016 PCC elections about her expenses claims, and this has been vindicated and confirmed by both Sussex Police and the Crime Panel, by referring my complaint against her to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for further investigation.
The following article, (which I would have published on BlogSpot, but am now forced to publish on your rival's blog place,) confirms what I've written above.
News-Flash Katy Bourne SPCC in serious trouble with the IPCC
Calling Katy Bourne a liar is not HARASSMENT, as confirmed by Sussex Police and the Sussex Crime Panel (set up to hold Katy Bourne to account).
By law the exceptions of HARASSMENT are three-fold:
1; Honest opinion.
2; The truth.
3, A matter of public interest.
I have proved to the satisfaction of Sussex Police and the Sussex Crime Panel that I am exempt from any defamation and harassment laws, because I meet all three exceptions of the defamation and harassment Laws.
Whoever complained to you citing HARASSMENT did so to cover-up the FACT that Katy Bourne lied during the PCC elections about her expenses. In theory Google could be prosecuted for covering up a crime.
You have made a serious error in removing my blog and I appeal you to reinstate the blog, as you originally agreed to do on the 22 July 2016.
You can contact me over this matter by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to a response by The Blogger Team...