In short: Free Dominion, the Canadian counterpart to the formerly great Free Republic political discussion forum, has been shut down because a few commenters said something (hard to tell what) negative about a “human rights” lawyer.
Strictly speaking, the Canadian judicial system has not shut the website down. However, what they *have* done is made a ruling that if any of the supposed libelous statements are repeated on Free Dominion, the owners of the site will be *jailed.* How do you prevent, say, an American leftist from signing up, posting the statements, taking a screenshot of the post they themselves just made, sending it to the Canucops, and having you arrested? You can’t, that’s how, unless to shut the place down.
So, congratulations, Canada, on your innovative new ways to censor political speech you don’t agree with.
An Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for an appeal.