Cancel Culture: LinkedIn Cancelled Me

Boo hoo waah. They “restricted” my account and wouldn’t even take the time to tell me why. LinkedIn wants a photo of a government-issued ID before they’ll communicate with me. Ef that.

Steve Parker, M.D.

Update Sept 18, 2021:

From Yahoo!News: “Rep. Jim Banks, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee in Congress, sent a letter Friday to Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, criticizing them for bowing down to the Chinese government by blocking the profiles of Americans who refer to the Asian superpower in a critical fashion.”

Surely my little blog isn’t on China’s rardar screen. I don’t recall posting or saying anything critical of the CCP. But if I want to, I will.

Update Oct 22, 2021:

I scanned LinkedIn’s terms-of-service “Do’s and Don’t’s.” Under Don’t:

Violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights. For example, do not copy or distribute (except through the available sharing functionality) the posts or other content of others without their permission, which they may give by posting under a Creative Commons license;

I do often comment on what others have written or said, always (as far as I know) with attribution. To be fair to the other party, I copy and paste the pertinent passage. This is “fair use” and doesn’t require specific permission. Maybe LinkedIn disagrees.

2 responses to “Cancel Culture: LinkedIn Cancelled Me

  1. John R Bafaro

    That’s what you get for posting truth.

  2. Maybe they found out you read the below, or something like it, which got taken down by blogspot. Peter McCollough, most published cardiologist in US–oh so deviant, he! Treating Covid in outpatients!
    Expressing his concerns over the mRNA injections too.
    Such nerve!