Arthur West, of Olympia Washington, was an active user of the Nextdoor.com app. That is, until they didn’t like what he had to say and then kicked him off the platform.
Not one to be silenced, West sued Nextdoor and it’s CEO, using the precedent from a landmark sex offender case, Packingham v. North Carolina, that held the government cannot block an individual’s access to social media – which is the modern day “public square”.
West’s argument, that in partnering with government agencies, such as law enforcement, Nextdoor is acting as a quasi public body and therefore cannot restrict people from it’s public square. This is precisely the issue FAC has had with the company and their policy of banning registrants and their cohabitants from their website. (see: https://floridaactioncommittee.org/fac-response-to-nextdoor-coms-reply/ and https://floridaactioncommittee.org/fac-letter-to-nextdoor-com/).
This is a case we will be watching closely and would love to participate in.
A copy of the complaint can be found here: West v. NextDoor
Thanks to the member who alerted us to it’s filing!
Same here they told me that by Uploading Pictures and information of Sexual Predators in the neighborhood that I was SHAMING the perpetrator and that is a VIOLATION. Hmmm
So, in otherwords ND loves to protect these [moderated] over the protection of the community, Hmmmmmm!.
I still post these [moderated] up on all my social media and if they stop me too, I will go to the nearest Corner in my community with High Traffic and expose how ND is banning anyone from letting neighbors know they have sexual predators in their communities.
Better Yet I will post up a huge tarp style sign on I95 overpass to expose ND for not allowing people to post up sexual predators on their website. Once I get the medias involvement and a movement going it’s a wrap for ND.
Derrick I doubt you’re qualified to identify who is a sexual predator. And you surely don’t have as much power over ND as you think you have.
Sir stop being [moderated] I disseminate the information from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Blotter. They have been convicted and found guilty of the same. You sound like a [moderated]
any idea how to find out who our leads are? I have been told they [moderated] deleting and voting to ban people.
I’d love to know myself. I feel the moderators should be sued personally.
You’re exactly the kind of person PFRs despise. You’re harassing this guy for no reason other than to draw attention away from whatever skeletons you have in your closet instead of letting this guy move on with his life. Its bad enough PFRs have to deal with the registry; they don’t need people like you trying to make their lives worse.
You really need to get a life.
In today’s world you can be convicted and labeled without being guilty.
Not just in today’s world but since the beginnings of time sir.
Yes, I’m Black people and a male, so I know it all too well. Look at how many BM’s are being exonerated over the last 35 years based on a lie. Hmmmm
If you expect to find freedom of speech on Nextdoor you are assured to be disappointed.
Silence is never the answer.
They just issued me my 1st 4-day ban for posting up a picture of a convicted Pedophile who poses a threat to the community. They say it’s a SHAMING VIOLATION. But on the Rules and Regs it says what I was doing is a Concern for all, so I have the right to post it. So, they have basically discriminated against my FREEDOM OF SPEECH rights even though I didn’t violate the rules of conduct based on some people didn’t like seeing it posted, maybe friends and family of his. I would love to join that class action lawsuit 100%. I’ll be back on Sunday, I guess.
You don’t know if he’s a threat to the community, and he probably wasn’t convicted of what you think.
He was convicted sir hence why I uploaded it because they just released him into my community. STOP BEING A PEDOPHILE SUPPORTER UNLES YOU ARE ONE YOURSELF.
I’ve never seen anyone on this site advocating for crimes against children. This site and others like it, advocate for the elimination of the registry and the draconian measures related to the registry. Nothing more.
Seeing as the information about anyone on the registry is available through the FDLE website, it seems completely unnecessary for you to have taken the actions that you did.
No one is condoning or excusing what he did. He was judged in a court of law, which is where he was supposed to be judged. He did his time and was released and now he has been given an opportunity to become a productive member of society. He has a right to live his life now and to work, pay his bills, and move on with his life. Its going to be difficult for him and he doesn’t need people like you hindering his rehabilitation. You do not have a right to judge him or to do anything that would harass him. Are you going to do the same thing for someone convicted of drunk driving who moves into your neighborhood? Drug dealer?
Why are you even here on this forum? I gather you are not on the registry and it sounds to me like you support registries. Do you not have better things to do?
People on the registry face a lot of obstacles, and they don’t need people like you harassing them. You don’t have to associate with him and I doubt he wants to associate with you so why not just leave him alone? He deserves a chance to become a productive member of society, so give him that chance, and if he screws up, you’re more than welcome to be the first person to call 911 on him.
SIR WITH ALL DUE RESPECT I have a duty to make sure residents know who he is so if something happens in their area they can check him, and others like him. Plus, I would wanna know if there is a Sexual Predator in my hood no matter what. It is my duty and Lifes work to make parents aware of who’s living among them. Sorry you feel differently but I will continue to do this work no matter what others say or feel about it. If you’ve never been a Victim, you’ll never understand. I said what I said, and I stand firmly on it. CHILDREN FIRST ALWAYS! Plus, many people DO NOT know who’s living among them until something happens. But as for me and you we will AGRRE to DISAGREE on this matter.
In Florida, sheriffs take it upon themselves to notify the neighbors when someone is designated a sexual predator by the state. The problem is that the state does a very poor job predicting who is at risk to engage in predatory behavior. It’s almost never someone who’s already been held to account for criminal behavior. And almost never a neighbor. Almost always it’s a youth coach, youth pastor, or other regular person who has no criminal record. That’s why even with community notification, sex crimes in Florida keep happening over and over again.
I don’t know the specifics of the case of the neighbor you are talking about, but if it’s been a number of years since this individual was released to the community, and they’ve remained crime-free all that time, then it’s unlikely that that’s the person your neighbors need to worry about. You have the right to be angry at them, but that is a different matter than neighborhood safety. Unless, of course, they have a history of actually preying on neighbor kids.
I’d certainly would like to know where all the self proclaimed vigilantes are so that I can protect my family.
The problem is that the people that you need to most worry about are the people who are not on the registry.
I will like to know if a former or registered predator has moved into my neighborhood to protect my child, it only right, normal, and fair. However, I wouldn’t won’t him to be ashamed nor picked on. It isn’t their fault they suffer with that problematic behavior in my opinion. I have faith they all can get well and beat that addiction, but realistically, it is rare and in most scenarios, unlikely.
Not everyone convicted for a sex crime and thus on the registry is a predator, Maria. There are people who are on the registry for something that occurred 10, 20,30 years ago who have never reoffended. There are those who never harmed a child or person. I’d ask why are you not as concerned about someone with a drug, dui, or burglary conviction when it comes to the safety of your child?
Checking on someone who committed a crime is the job of the police. I’m glad that there is someone who will do their job because they are too incompetent to do it themselves.
It also makes me feel safe knowing that God died and left you in charge to carry on his duties.
It’s apparent that you never read Matthew 5-7. [Moderated].
Don’t be too hard on Derrick. He is exercising what is known as the ‘thermodynamic’ defense…pass the heat on to someone else to get it off of yourself.
And that is the trouble with our society today. Too many people making excuses for and defending bad behavior.
First of all, no one has ever been convicted for being a pedophile. Pedophilia is a clinical diagnosis, not a crime. Because it is used out of that context, the word has lost all meaning and now just serves as a dog whistle. Second, how do you know the guy whose picture you posted is a threat to the community? The answer is that you don’t. Finally you might ask yourself what is motivating you to engage in passive aggessive vigilantism by posting a picture when he is probably on the sex offense registry. You might consider getting a life and allowing others to get on with theirs.
It’s my understanding that Next-door, like Facebook, is a privately owned company and therefore can set rules for what can br posted on their site. Facebook bans registrants from having an account, and several people here have commented that Next-door prohibits or regularly blocks registrants and anyone else who lives with them to use the site .
But why would you post a picture of someone on the registry on Next-door to begin with?
They threw me off because my husband is on the registry. I can’t imagine why they didn’t embrace the idea of someone posting a picture of a registrant. That’s the type of site I think it is in my opinion. I’m happy they didn’t and don’t understand why anyone would think it was a good idea to do something like that. Double shocked that that person is on this site. For what purpose?
Hi I made a joking type of comment someone complained about weeds somewhere in community were to high…. I made wise-ace remark like (don’t remember word for word) Well if you want something done right you got to do it yourself…That must of been really violent wording do you think so? Since Covid people are going berserk or something.
What are ‘Covid people’?
Why are people so determined to access a service that they hate so much?
Freedom of speech.
Can we not play politics because both parties try to suppress free speech? I’m a Conservative and Former President Trump isn’t my ring leader. My problem is both parties take no accountability for their actions and it ticks me off.
Brandon, You are right. Bob’s comment was edited.
Nextdoor is entitled to freedom of speech, just as you and I are. We can’t just petition the government to force Nextdoor to deliver our own messages. They have the constitutional right not to, even if we don’t like it.
So much for freedom of speech lol point proven
You are free to speak but we reserve the right to remove comments that do not meet our member code of conduct.
Right, but every other thread on here is talking politics yet that’s allowed. I was stating an opinion as you see sites like Twitter, Nextdoor banning anyone who goes against the lefts agenda of getting vaccinated. I don’t believe I said trump was my leader as the previous guy said. XXXX is making this political by his statement can that be revised please?
We’re you looking for a site on vaccination? This is a forum about sex offenses.
you’re right if you spoke up about the dems or the virus or vaccine they will remove you, I have been suspended for _ _ _ _ using that! it isn’t even letters! got suspended for BS, but have seen dems spell it out and not get removed they post anything they want and nothing happens to them.
In other words people are not free to make comments that you don’t agree with. It has little to do with any code of conduct with Nextdoor. Nextdoor started out as somewhat helpful but has lowered themselves to the same worm crap level as the other ‘in the tank’ services as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and others. I have been put in time out more than a few times by Nextdoor for ‘violations’ that have not in any way violated any guidelines and interestingly Nextdoor is not at all interested in telling me how I violated anything. They remain silent which is a HUGE red flag as to their real agenda.
I’m surprised you are even allowed on at all. My husband is on the registry and they booted me off because of it.
You can go to your account settings and “request my information” to download all your records on ND. Then you can easily read what you wrote about the same time that you were suspended and you should be able to figure out why you were suspended.
You see it in real time and it’s BS and so are the Moderators, who feel entitled to Hush up certain peoples Free Speech. Must be empowering to them..lol
Nonsense. They banned me for saying the unvaccinated were the people spreading Covid and that makes don’t work. Both were true statements but didn’t fit the narrative they wanted out there.
I had a pic of the saying, “I’d love a mean tweet and $1.43 gas right now.” A few months ago, my account was reported for a false name. I offered a copy of my ID, and without requiring it, my account was reinstated. About a month ago, AGAIN, I was reported for a fake name. They suspended my account. Hilariously, now, I AM on ND under a fake name. Makes great sense! Stupidity at its finest! Weed out the real people and bring on the fakes!
I didn’t intend to have Bob’s comment edited; however if all of us are going to be fair both political parties suppress free speech. Even if I somewhat disagree with a comment I’ll never want it edited. Bob is entitled to his opinion and I respect that as an American.
Why? Because I have as much right to my opinion as my neighbors. They report you any time you have a difference of opinion. Why should this be allowed?
Why use Nextdoor to publish our opinion? Can’t we express it elsewhere?
It’s become a principled argument. Big tech and social media sites have determined themselves to be judge, jury and executioner in order to further an agenda. As has been said, social media has become a ‘town square’ of sorts.
Many towns have moved toward posting public notices and other town notifications on FB pages, etc. They still maintain physical public bulletin boards but in a lot of places these aren’t as prominent as they once were. The Internet has become the go-to for much of the same things once found publicly posted by towns and cities and therefore some serious thought needs to go into how these towns are using social media and if social media sites are being used for this information they should be made to abide by the same rules towns have to follow when posting through physical media.
Social media sites that do not want to ‘play ball’ and be unbiased should disallow such municipal postings if they want to maintain the right to allow content as they see fit. Once they go down this road they should rightfully be subject to some or all of the same rules that governmental agencies are supposed to be following concerning rights and privileges of the citizens.
I personally hope Nextdoor gets their asses handed to them as should all social media sites.
I agree 100% with you ND and its staff as AH.
I’ve been suspended by ND 5 times now.
30 Day Ban on http://www.nextdoor.com again.
Yeah its my 4th time getting the boot. 1st time was for telling people to trust in the Lord & not man or the Jab for Vaccine Jab.
2nd time was for having a bible verse mentioning God in my posts but they reversed it once I pointed out that people were allowed to say God Bless America but I couldn’t have a bible verse in my post. They also took down my post that I was grieving about my dog who passed away because yet again I had a bible verse in it. It got over 200 conversations & like 180 likes. They restored it but i think they deleted it again.
3rd time last week they said was a mistake or over site lol?
4th time yesterday I think was because I commented on the lady post who was using her sick husband to tell ppl to get the Jab? I think they also could have done it for reporting her post as misinformation.
I emailed next door yesterday to ask what I did this time to so greatly offend them as they think I am some sort of trouble maker now probably lol. I plan to challenge what ever their reason is and even get ahold of their CEO & other important people via Linkedin. I have like 11k connections on that site so it might help. #nextdoor #cancelculture #censorship #censorshipsucks #censor #freedom #freedomofspeech
Let me know how that goes or if you have any other way of contacting them, the discrimination is real on that site. I’ve been suspended for posting facts with articles while people sit there bullying me so I just report them yet I’m the one who gets kicked off.
I was booted off because my husband was on the registry, not for anything I did. Who needs to participate in something that judgmental? Not me.
I’ve been booted twice in less than a month for posting ‘misinformation’ yet when I demand that Nextdoor show me what I posted that was this ‘misinformation’ they ignore the requests. However, they allow every left wing nutjob to post anything they want regardless of the validity of the post.
Exactly! They can’t prove the misinformation because it isn’t misinformation. They shut down the debate if it disagrees with their opinion. Not sure where you live but on the Central California coast there are many more liberals.
The exact thing has happened to me. I’m so angry because you have no recourse. They deserve to be sued for their unjust practices.
There should be a new class action lawsuit against Nextdoor’s unequal treatment of people with conservative views.
Glad to see no one’s calling to sue FAC over its unequal treatment of pro-registry views.
I do not deal with Nextdoor because it has idiots managing its operation.
I was given a 30 day ‘time out’ by Nextdoor. One of the posts they used as justification was one in which I and another member were discussing remedies and I jokingly said something about drinking whiskey and going to bed would cure anything. Nextdoor actually eluded to this as me spreading misinformation about cures. If that doesn’t show anyone the mindless censorship that Nextdoor engages in nothing will.
From what I have read this morning, I am confirmed as to why I do not waste my time with Nextdoor or Facebook. I have better things to spend my time with. Let the liberals knock themselves with these sites. I couldn’t care less.
Couldn’t agree more Robert… What do we need to do collect email addresses? And start a group?
How can we join or sue? I was disabled form the site then they told me why. I called someone a bully, so when I was reinstated I took screenshots of individuals calling me an idiot, clown, and just other stupid stuff which didn’t bother me but I was suspended for saying someone was a bully. But they did nothing to these individuals who shamed me even though it’s against there policy. I would like to know how I can sue or contact for this discrimination all because I’m not vaccinated.
I don’t see any grounds for a lawsuit as described here.
…but I am not a lawyer. “Can we sue” is best answered by them.
Exactly! You are not allowed to defend yourself. They totally will gang up on you if you have a different opinion. And even with links and proof they kick you off for misinformation.
I experienced the same sort of thing. You are not even allowed to defend yourself when you are attacked but the person attacking you gets off Scott free.
Let me know when y’all do cus a movement has to happen to affect change.
Tonight on Shark Tank, they have a guest panel member. The founder or something from nextdoor. This will be the first time I will not watch the show. If I do, I will put my boot through the TV’s screen. I can’t afford that.
Anyone know where there are examples of lawsuits (other than the one above) filed against Nextdoor, or other social platforms, which might be helpful?
I don’t know about a lawsuit they seem to claim you can’t sue them. I would like to start a letter-writing campaign and threaten to boycott their sponsors and hit them in their wallets. They have a lot of companies selling stuff or offering services. If we could get them to pull their advertising money nextdoor would suffer.
I would love to organize with others to do that. Nextdoor needs to be brought down with a reality check. They are out of control with their bias.
See now, this is a good example of the sorts of comments FAC moderates
Robert, I would join any letter-writing campaign against Nextdoor and threaten to boycott their sponsors.
Please include me in any future plans. THANKS
I’m in too!
I agree and when you guys are ready let me know asap…
The company is planning to go public.
Best way to hold them accountable is to let the prospective investors how controversial they are. Investors tend to shy away from companies with negative press or controversy.
Absolutely. Should do everything in our power to gut their valuation by destroying their reputation in the eyes of prospective shareholders. Go out and make mayhem.
Ladies and Gents listen up. While I don’t know anythign about this “nextdoor” stuff one still has to remember the internet is an informational hi-way. Gossip here,gossip there or are we all guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt?
Guess one doesn’t think anymore or whats the big deal about nextdoor or Facebook or any other soap gossip, or snare trap. Talk about leading the wittness. Today its sue this or sue that because someone wants their way. Thats stink’n think’n. In fact many wouldn’t be in this registry ordeal if it waasn’t for this internet scavanger hunt or is it the possession that put some behind bars and screw up their facebook account and/or many other issues and not to mention ones reputation.
So who’s really wearing the mask today. Maybe this is a warning to wicked rulers or a game of truth or dare to others like some Evil Knievil stuntman striving to seek justice the wrong way.. Isn’t that what everyone is trying to do seek justice. I’m sure some of you all would like to spend your time on the internet in places like nextdoor, facebook, or some of the other talk and chat cornors but thats a weakness and can lead to danger.
Sure no one should tell others what to do or even force things on another such as in Florida schools today requiring kids to wear a mask today. I think many of us did fairly well without a mask or nextdoor, etc so . All one can say is stand up to big brother government and yes wisdom and understanding works if you ask. One can guarantee governments not gonna give one wisdom and understanding.
Next Door sounds like a bunch of adults bullying others and act worse than teenager drama queens/kings. I rather have a fish take dead skin off me than participate in that nonsense, but that’s just me and my opinion.
It is. Thing is they get on their and make private groups. They use this to gut the reputation of people they are jealous of or a competing business whatever insecure petty bullies do. But, they prevent people from getting jobs and this is a financial issue. It libel its all kinds of things. Its also a violation of the terms and use conditions of app. Which is not being enforced by the company. That’s a legal issue. I know as I have a crazy neighbor who has been doing just this. Its amazing how no one will help you and the police are attached to this app.
I have been active on my local NextDoor for years. I’ve certainly enjoyed it, learned a lot, and shared even more (I’m a government nerd so have lots of local info). Many neighbor originally “met” me through my ND posts. Mostly, my local ND is convivial, informative & helpful and the vast majority of neighbors are pleasant, with a few rare exceptions.
But, alas, one day I will be “discovered” and booted off. 🤷🏻♂️
What can one do?
Every member of my family was kicked off nextdoor.com a long time ago (i.e. everyone living at my address). Even though nextdoor.com is an immoral, lying, scumbag company, a couple of us found it useful and wanted to keep using it. So we talked with friends down the road and made accounts from their address. We had many neighbors that offered us the same “accommodations”.
Frankly, since nextdoor.com told me that I cannot use their services they have guaranteed that I will always use their services. One way or another. I have thought of many, many ways that will always go around any restrictions they (or the criminal regimes) could ever put into place. They will never be able to block me. They’ve guaranteed it.
I’d encourage everyone to contact nextdoor.com often and let them know how immoral they are. They are not just immoral, they are incessant liars. Just read their website. You will see lies all over it about how nextdoor.com is for every member of every community. BS like that. I contact them frequently about it. Read their “help” web pages. They have a handy button on there for feedback/corrections. Their content about “including everyone” is definitely inaccurate and you’ll help them by pointing it out. They need millions of people doing that. They simply need to find a different way to word their blathering so it masks/hides their ostracization policies.
I’ve also thought for a very long time about filing formal complaints against them with government regulatory agencies. They are definitely running false advertising. That is illegal. They need to fix it. What else are they doing that is illegal? I need to care a little bit more and get those complaints filed.
Next door reminds me of high school cliques filled with bs drama; except the drama comes from adults and not teens. If they want drama watch Lifetime or try out for Broadway!!
Sue them is what one can do. With their censorship they’ve damage my business/income. My communication with some friends, have attempted to make me feel substandard (they failed at that). I’ve had a different perspective on COVID that doesn’t fit their narrative. They pushed it. I stand against it and get suspended. They suck! Yet summer pretty nasty people seem never to get suspended.
They censored me as well. They are on the same page as Facebook. You can’t post anything about vaccine injuries or election fraud. Do we have enough people for a class action lawsuit? I would love to set them straight on violating my first amendment rights.
I agree 100%. Lets do it. It has it’s hands on the mouths in every state. I could write a lot more, but I have taken screen shots, copied messages sent back n forth between Leads recruiting other Leads to take people down, shots of suspension messages including the bs they were for, and more. Lets do it.
I’m in we started a lawsuit.
Now I am just mad.
How can I get involved in your lawsuit against Nextdoor? I would like to be in on it if possible
Share more about lawsuit.
I currently have a lien on my home bc our HOA President got his little feelings hurt when i called him out on his violation of bylaws. Ran right to the HOA ATTORNEYS like a 5 yr old w hurt feelings.
Nextdoor needs to be sued out of business.
Remember What Happened to the Colonial Pipeline and how it was shut down…
I suggest any GEEK-A-ZOID out there to contemplate the same actions; Colonial had to pay millions in Bitcoins (another scam). ‘SCAM ON SCAM, SAM I AM!’
I was blocked because I answered a Neo democrat post saying Americans are trapped in Afghanistan and cant get out…they said it was ‘misinformation’. WTH? It’s true,
They need a class action suit.
100% agree. How do we get one going? They suppress any opinion they do not like labeling it “misinformation.”
Agreed, they booted me for posting the new California bills mandating the vaccine to work, and go to certain places in the state.
Yes how can we do this?
They do but its hard to get mole to go in and get the information.
100 percent bs!! Same here, I was blocked because someone complained about a post. I asked them to provide evidence I committed an infraction and/or violated their TOS, they still have not provided me facts substantiated by evidence. I doubt that richy rich CEO Ms. Sarah friar gives a damn but if they don’t reinstate my account before October 2021 (their scheduled return date) I will scout our the CEO and write to her!
The Leads control the local sites and are free to do what they want including deleting any content they want to. The local site where I live has 2 leads, one is a moderator and they routinely violate the guidelines related to soapboxing, over posting and they dominate any posts related to any issue they are interested in. They are rude to anyone who disagrees with them and post long tirades as if they are shouting down the opposition. They also promote and try to send traffic to a private website they own.
I know of a woman who commented about all the dogs they left behind. She was banned for 30 days because it was not “friendly”. When she pressed their admin, they then said she had no proof it happened. She said she posted several links in her comment per the rules. The said that was fake news and misinformation. I think they’re trying to one-up facebook and twitter to be the kings of censorship?
You can email [email protected] and request a full copy of anything you have ever posted!! Done it many times!!
What has to happen to stop Nextdoor from getting away with what they are doing? They have no right to disable someones account for no reason. It has happened to hundreds of people over and over again and they keep getting away with it.
I reported someone calling me a xenophobe. It was in a post about local masks mandates for the public schools. The post is as follows:
“When the government leaves our border open for illegals with the CCP virus to just waltz into the good ole US of A and buses and flies them all over the country, how much more hypocritical can it be? Allowing ILLEGAL, INFECTED INDIVIDUALS into our country and transporting them all over the US WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS and then telling me to vaccinate my child if I want her to get an education in a public school or wear a mask is absolutely pathetic. Sorry, credibility is out the window…especially when they cannot produce the studies and stats. I would love to see him debate with Fuh-Falci. The CDC needs to stop moving the goal posts!!!!!!!!!
Unvetted, unvaccinated illegals are trumping my child’s human right to an education…per the government. Actions speak louder than words. States have the obligation to protect, respect, and fulfil the right to education, period. I can decide if my previously infected child by a teacher needs to “mask up.” Case made.”
Another user then proceeded to call me a xenophobe. I reported the comment about xenophobe and was suspended for MY post as nextdoor says it was discriminatory. I am talking to a lawyer about it. This is insane. I emailed them asking them to please pinpoint exactly which phrase is discriminatory. These are simple facts. The people coming across the border are coming illegally, are unvetted, are unvaccinated, and are considered immigrants. How is that discriminatory, pray tell?!?!?!? They are simple facts per the media. If people do not stop them, the USA will fall.
I agree with your comments wholeheartedly. However, Nextdoor, in my opinion, is a complete waste of one’s energy. As the old saying goes, they aren’t worth the powder to blow them to hell.
What is a xenophobe? I think they may have thought the comment was discriminatory in nature because it targeted a single group of people and a race (illegals= minorities, specifically of Mexican descent.)
Although I find your comment a bit racist to be honest, and as a minority myself I do not blame ANY race for my ability/inability to get an education or for my children to continue theirs, I do believe the first amendment protects our right to freedom of speech.
I think this might be the premise on which you could argue your position.
You find a comment stating Americans were left behind in Afghanistan “racist”. That is just nuts.
Yeah, surely you don’t believe that is what she finds racist.
Personally, I found most of the writing to be obnoxious. The southern border is not the problem in America. The problem is the human garbage that has been living in America for a long time. You know, those people who believe random internet ranters instead of 99.9999% of the doctors in the country. That is the problem. Those people have a lot of beliefs in common and few are good.
AMEN and AMEN. I would not give them the sweat off a rat’s ‘butt’. Please don’t waste time with Nextdoor.
Hi MJ, I just posted the same thing near Buffalo, N.Y and they did the same thing to me. Violated are freedom of speech.
I should have sued! They disabled my account a few years ago because I have a close friend to come live with me. They recently opened my account out of no where. Im sure they were sued numerous times.
I was curious, so I looked up the case number in King County Superior Court, Washington.
The case was dismissed without prejudice on 9.26.19
The dismissal order was not readily available (unless I missed a link somewhere)> I think one must order a copy somewhere.
WEST VS TOLIA ET AL
Miscellaneous, Civil (2) – Completed/Re-Completed
Sub Number Date Filed Document Name Additional Information Page # Seal
1 09/24/2018 CMP – Complaint COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY & INJUNCT 11
2 09/24/2018 *ORSCS – Order Setting Case Schedule SET CASE SCHEDULE 09-23-2019ST 6
3 09/24/2018 CICS – Case Information Cover Sheet CASE INFORMATION COVER SHEET 1
4 09/24/2018 SM – Summons SUMMONS 2
5 12/13/2018 ORCJ – Order for Change of Judge 1
6 09/26/2019 ORDSMWO – Order of Dismissal Without Prejudice
I do not give Nextdoor the luxury of my time.
I’m a victim of sexual assault and go by altered name and they deleted my account for not using my real name as one of my neighbors that doesn’t know anything about me complained.
My account was also canceled because I registered as First Initial Last Initial Last Name. I did this because I did not want to be confused with someone that had the same name as me but a different middle initial and had been employed by the FBI. I made numerous comments on many posts and all was fine until I posted a reply comment to someone’s post. They were giving out incorrect information about who was responsible for Covid-19 mask enforcement. I posted the correct information and asked a question for clarification. My account was then closed. When I inquired they said a neighbor had complained that I was hiding my identity. This person likely did not live near me and did not even know me. Nextdoor asked me to send in proof that I went by my initials. Since I do not have to show an ID to vote in my state, I find this request unreasonable and invasive when I have already been verified. This appears to be censorship.
My account was also canceled because I registered as First Initial Middle Initial Last Name. I did this because I did not want to be confused with someone that had the same name as me but a different middle initial and had been employed by the FBI. I made numerous comments on many posts and all was fine until I posted a reply comment to someone’s post. They were giving out incorrect information about who was responsible for Covid-19 mask enforcement. I posted the correct information and asked a question for clarification. My account was then closed. When I inquired they said a neighbor had complained that I was hiding my identity. This person likely did not live near me and did not even know me. Nextdoor asked me to send in proof that I went by my initials. Since I do not have to show an ID to vote in my state, I find this request unreasonable and invasive when I have already been verified. This appears to be censorship.
Kay , they did the same to me. Even after I verified my identity, and explained the reason I did not post my entire last name is because 1) I am a victim of domestic violence and b) a current restraining order is in place against the defendant, they didn’t care to protect my identity! They stated I needed to prove to them that I am currently enrolled in my state’s address protection program. Unbelievable, I’m still apalled…
It is not possible on the platform to hide your address (street and location) to everyone. At the present time people are very scared of the current situation regarding the Coronavirus, furthermore they are confined to their homes where they see negative news on a daily bases. These facts are very disturbing to a group of people who develop aggressive and paranoid tendencies. A simple post can be easily misunderstood and result in threats to the individual who posted it, particularly if it is a woman. Additionally these people can locate you. It’s very important to maintain people’s location private and per what I and others experienced it is a dangerous platform. I would not be surprised if Nextdoor leads to very serious consequences for people in the future because of it’s unsafe aspect.
Pam I agree, I do NOT want my address disclosed! Even if I was not a victim of domestic violence, the fact that there ARE infact aggressive people on this social platform and they know your address opens up the pandoras box of stalking behaviors and the possibility to even bring physical harm upon a person and most definiitely grounds for a lawsuit (btw at least 2 lawsuits have already been filed from 2018- 2021.)
On the flipside of this I am sure Next Door asked members to agree to their terms of service before initiating our accounts. Read the fine print.
Pam….YES YES YES and I have complained to them several times about addresses. They “assure” me no one using the app can see my address. That is true, but if you live in a named subdivision, it shows such subdivision or show the area you’re from. It would be easy for someone to walk or drive into that place and catch the first “neighbor” they see and ask “Hey, I’m trying to find x because she left her keys at the club” How many people would know her and say “Oh yeah, she lives 2 blocks down on the right with a red car and purple house”?
Not only that, many places have a parcel map online for realtors that shows such subdivisions. Just click the home and it shows all the owner info. Scary stuff right there by itself.
In 2017, I received call from next door asking me to pay for the advertisement. I refused. Shortly after that, I realized my account was blocked. I barely posted anything on next door back then.
they have blocked me 3 times now.. and have blocked me from seeing reported context
Me too. Each time I replied to a nasty lib post that was not accurate. I was suspended but not the Neo liberal.
That seems to be the case every time. They are pro liberal, anti-conservative. I posted that I had gotten the covid antibody test at my local CVS, and that I had both IGg and IGm antibodies. My account has been disabled due to vaccine misinformation! I have the antibodies, how is this misinformation! Its true, I have the paperwork to prove it!
Let’s get a class action suit going. This is total BS. I’m in VA.
Im in !!!
I need to either join an existing class action lawsuit against NextDoor.com or start one. I have had my account revoked because apparently my name is not ‘really’ my name. I think it might be because of it’s origins that they don’t care for. I mean, really. Now I can’t communicate or get information from my neighbors!
please contact [email protected]
Hi my name is Antonio Alatorre contact info 9139993195. [email protected] im unrelated to this issue but i am reaching out to you in guidance of legal help against the group next door which had violated me in so many ways and i have proof of it they have been the sole responsibles of my problems and demise causing havoc on my life in yhe way they have investigated me for wrongful issues never finding any wrongdoing causing my separation of my family my wife anf endangering my life with the scandalous and terrifying ways in which they stalked me day in day out prwventing me to do anykind of business in the community such as a simple drs appt often suggesting treatments and preventing me to conduct myself in every day life up to causing me g
To recwive threata and kidnapping attemps up To me trying to commit suicide in several occasions due to the way they have over run my life for morw than a year now if you know of some one legal representation that could help me i would deeply appteciatw it
I am currently having this issue also! I have been an active user for years and never had any problems. However, lately I have been having disagreements with neighbors about issues. They have remained respectful and never got out of hand. I changed my name after a transition (which Nextdoor allowed) and then MONTHS later, my account was deleted and I was told it was because Nextdoor could no longer find my name in the public record! They actually asked me to scan and email them copies of my government IDs. When I did not comply they told me I can not use the site anymore. I believe this was all due to my transition and my unpopular opinions. Discrimination!
Please know, these people haters in your neighborhood know how to use Nextdoor for neighbor bashing slander racist remarks and just plain evil hatred. They know how to work the system and do it over and over to neighbor after neighbor…for ATTENTION. If you disagree, or ask them to stop being mean, They have their Network, file complaints and get you removed. I recently made a positive post shouting out a thank you and asking for anyone to help with kittens. And the neighbor haters called me a baiter, and a woman that was helping me Foster these kittens a paranoid schizophrenic and baiter. Nextdoor loved that it increased their ad views and made them more money. When I ask the neighbors to please ignore these lonely housewives and Bullies who only spread hatred. Nextdoor removed me from their site. They blocked me when I posted to the neighbors to please post without fear of bullies. I never used any names… but the haters continue to post slander racist remarks and false accusations, and when I asked the neighbors to ignore these bullies and help with kittens if they wanted to, Nextdoor blocked me. Shame on them what a horrible website to make money on the hatred of others. Everybody gets theirs and these negative people will pay with their karma ..
all the good people will be rewarded. That’s why I don’t get angry, I’m just very sick of the cruelty for money allowed in this country and across the world.
My HOA has sent me three letters to sign up for Nextdoor. I will have nothing to do with Nextdoor.
You got it! People are using this app to slander other people out of jobs, medical care, all kinds of stuff. What they do is call you a suspicious person or whatever they do and you get blocked. This app is a public menace. Its like a giant mean girl club. But, what it is is cyber stalking and cyber crimes. Contact your states cyber unit. I am not even on this app but realized the neighbors were using it to slander me all over town!! I believe this is the roots of “gang stalking” or “community harassment”.
I have a 501c non profit in New Jersey and on their blog in the South Jersey area. I was blocked similar to your situation with no explanation or due process. I have sent them a Tort Letter with the intent to sue for Internet Defamation. They didn’t respond within the 7 days that I provided for an explanation as to the charge’s and ho made the charges.
I am putting together a Class Action Lawsuit in New Jersey, but if your interested in following this up contact me at [email protected].
They blocked me 3 times. Once for giving a fake address…which is false. Guilty till you prove you are innocent ..and twice more for ” not following.”..
All 3 times were in respond to issues that were not popular, never wrote an insult. There is a group that intentionally reports everyone with different opinions. Nextdoor is biased and dies not check facts.
The reason they gave me for one of my disabling:
“We temporarily disabled your Nextdoor account after we received a complaint regarding your recent content and found that you had violated our Community Guidelines on be respectful to your neighbors.
Here is an example of the content that was brought to our attention:
” police officers do not kill black skin kids…they die from crimes in their neighborhoods. When you say women, children not being murder, what do you mean?”
A lady said that police are killing women and children. And there is no crime in the neighbourhoods …For me that was outrageous. Instead of blocking her, they blocked me.
It happened to me and few more people who oppose the riots.
I am considering to complain for non objective reactions.
I was blocked from Next Door because my husband is on the registry and since I live in the same home (Gasp), I was not fit to have an account. This was over a year ago that they informed me of this. Evidently, they aren’t well organized as I just received this e-mail from them that asked, “Are you celebrating Halloween this year?
Add your home to the Treat Map to let neighbors know if you plan to pass out treats or host a haunted house.” Idiots!
Im in Iowa. My Ex husband and the homeowner where he resides arent allowed on the app. Air is let of of my tires on a reg basis. Bikes have been stolen. Numerous times in the past. Im not a perfect person but this app can be used to hurt people. All incomes, all races, all states and all neighborhoods. Especially the homeless. They are vulnerable as well.
Even visiting my disabled son at his apartments Ive have kids on bikes ask where Im headed to next with big grins… Often walking the dog Ive witnessed cars parking after driving past us to look at phone then back at us.
This app can be used to hurt people. Least that’s my experience. I pray others dont endure this as well.
You have no idea how much I agree with you this is the third time I’ve been locked out of my own neighborhood account. They told me to abide by the guidelines and I wrote how sad I was to see stray dogs on the street and how it was such a sad thing to see that and I wrote go Blazers which is our home basketball team here that’s all I wrote and I got locked out of my account because I broke guidelines this is the third time they’ve done this to me I swear to God I’m going to sue them for so much money is not even funny I’m with you
they never notified me when they blocked me
Sure this is how they “gang stalk” people or community harassment. If you can get someone in the group to tell you whats going on and give u screen shots call it a cyber crime and have it investigated. Thats what they are doing this app is public nuisance.
Please, I have been suspended twice from Nextdoor twice. I live in Oakland Ca. With no explanation other than I broke the guidelines. Oakland is very liberal and I am as I know one of about 10 Republicans that are willing to admit it. I reached out to the ceo. Someone said they would contact me but never really did. I live here and have rights to my opinion in my neighborhood and to be aware of what is going on as this neighborhood is not safe. I want to sue for being censored. It’s not American. I’ve done nothing but help my neighbors
Hi was block for days election sign need to be take down. This was well over the time limit we were allowed in my city. People went crazy about it. I felt my freedom of speech was taken away. Last time I look I live in USA.I’m not that text smart. This Laura Vestrand send me a message to take down the thing I said. By the time I went on my app. I was block and couldn’t read her message. I’m thinking of during the app and my freedom of speech. I have the right. I mad that the embarrassing me with my neighbor and friends. I hope the other should get kick off for bullying each other. I didn’t bully anyone.
I would like to join the lawsuit or set one up in my location as I had a similar situation happened to me as a woman was illegally going through our neighborhood on Labor Day pretending that she was working for the US Census which it turned out she was not doing business for the US Govt as she stated. I reported her to Commerce Dept IG as a result I was bullied on NextDoor and later my account was revoked. Therefore, I plan to sue.
In Florida we have strict government meeting laws and public records laws. Nextdoor is partnering with our community law enforcement and city to provide information yet nextdoor prohibits from disagreeing with a government post, The Sunshine law means they are acting as a public body and can not censure and remove your content.
Wait so Nextdoor already is breaking Florida sunshine laws by deleting responses to government postings?
This sounds like good material for a Florida lawsuit.
So in Florida we need to report if we are censored? I would assume the attorney general.?
AWESOME ANALOGY and this true in florida. i never thought bout this law but know it well cus my city of riviera beach has been found guilty a few times.
Today I received in the mail, an invitation to join Nextdoor. “There are already over 800 posts on Nextdoor [my neighborhood name], including posts about crime and safety issues in the neighborhood.”
Good to know. The invitation comes with an access code that “expires in 7 days!”
What should I do? 🙂
Also, do we know whether Nextdoor has responded to the complaint of Arthur West, or whether the court has issued any rulings in that case?
I got one of those invitations also with an access code. I applied and was turned down. Knowing the background of this organization it doesn’t really break my heart. I got along quite well before they came on the scene and I will get along quite well long after they have faded from the scene.
Okay, that complaint is kind of funny. Mr. West seems like aa well educated but silgith nutty type. But you have to love a guy who throws references to Cato the Elder, the Gestapo and Josef Stalin’s birth name into a complaint. I i wish him well. LOL
@ Sean: I’m not sure what exactly is meant by “partners with”, but the police department in my area is active in posting items on the local NextDoor platform. Typically, they post announcements about upcoming meet-and-greet events, a recent crime and asking for any potential witnesses, etc. I don’t believe our local LEOs “monitor” people’s comments or postings on NextDoor. And I have never seen LEOs post a comment to anyone else’s NextDoor post. So it is my experience that they typically use it as a “Notification” platform, not an interaction platform.
I asked my “3 month cop” who does my registration and “he says….. They dont have time for that foolishness to be checking on sites like Nextdoor”.
(he also told me not to put any merit into Packingham, Gundy and the ex post facto challenge……)
Then he asked the age-old question that cops ask when they are questioned about the law and they dont know the law.
“Where did you get your law degree from?”
I had to snicker!
Packingham was decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. I wonder what he meant by not putting any “merit” into the decision? Is he trying to impose restrictions on your social media access?
FAC, This is a Broward Sheriff with “sex crimes”. I have to be honest, he is a good/nice cop, yet he is “confused” when it comes to actual LAW. He thought, up until 6-9 months ago I couldnt live within 2,500 of a park, nor go into a park. (I live about 200′ from a park–for the past 18 years!!) He didnt even know what SORNA was, or SORR.
I told him that Packingham was already decided/heard, yet he said “it wouldnt pass”. He told me not to put to much faith in these things…
(This is what is keeping me alive about this point)
I think he is just ignorant on the new & upcoming things that are being decided in court. He didnt know about the sex offender exclusion on Amendment 4……
Remember, he is a cop. His job is NOT to know the laws… his job is to put people in jail—innocent or not.
As far as “social media access” for me….. I had 2 outlets; Facebook & Nextdoor.
Facebook banned me for the sex offender thing because I called someone (a friend) a “snowflake” and they got PO’ed and reported me as a sex offender. I was on Facebook for about 4 years previously.
Nextdoor?? Well, we have already talked (FAC & me) and we all know how that is going.
The Michigan laws still have not been changed and apparently still being enforced expect as they apply to the actually plaintiffs in the case that was decided HOW long ago? I also haven’t heard anything about that decision positively impacting people in the other states in the 6th, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. Anyone form Kentucky been put back in the 10 year count instead of the 20? How about Tennessee? Do out of staters convicted before the law changed still have to register for at least 5 years and abides by the residency restrictions before they can be removed regardless of how long they have already been on the registry? And Ohio. Are out of staters still classified as Tier 3 because they come from Florida, Alabama, etc, even though they were classified as lower level offenders before the law changed and like people convicted in Ohio are now? Yeah, don’t put much faith in such things.
For many of these law enforcement officials the Supreme Court rulings are a threat to their job security. They hide from these rulings hoping they will go away or that their ‘subjects’ will be ignorant of them. Thanks to FAC that won’t happen.
typical pig response
Is FAC going to open a donation box for their own lawsuit against Nextdoor? If so, when/where can I donate?
Or is FAC going to wait till the ex post facto thing pans out?
Either way, you have my support
Would the same apply to Facebook, where I was expelled because a vigilante found me and reported me to FB who then booted me off?
Would the same what? Not sure what you mean.
Argument here is that since Nextdoor “partners” with Law Enforcement, they are serving a government role.
They (Nextdoor) “claims” that they partner with police and Law enforcement agencies. Is there any way that they just posted/wrote that to dissuade further inquiries? Bolster their side?
In other words are/were they not being truthful with that statement?
(remember they never answered FAC about that inquiry thru two requests)
Trust no one when it comes to laws regarding sex offenders; They make them up as they go along to suit their own agenda
Which appears on the surface to be in violation of California law which the FACEbook TOS says governs any disputes between you and them. 😉
This is good news indeed!! I was rudely thrown off the site for the crime of living with a sex offender.
I was invited by my HOA to join and then denied by the site. I have as much right as anyone to know if something is going on in my neighborhood that is of concern to all citizens.
Same here. I am the president of the HOA, but cannot join next door because a registered sex offender lives in my home
If he is winning in that situation? Then why are we getting kicked off Facebook?
Facebook has the right to kick off whomever it wants. The courts have not ruled otherwise, to my knowledge.