VICE Has Disabled Archiving Sites To Stop People Using Their Own Words Against Them

VICE Has Disabled Archiving Sites To Stop People Using Their Own Words Against Them

VICE has posted a lot of stupid article, and I mean a lot of them. Topics such as ‘Why tipping stereotypes make dinging shitty for people of color‘, ‘The radical queer quest for a hetero-free nation‘ or ‘The Year in Male Tears‘. Usually, I would link the archives to these posts so we could all laugh together. I like posting archive links for two reasons. Firstly, it shows the original article just in case the author decides to make some changes to it. Secondly, we link them here at TTR just in case site decides to delete it, because what a lose that would be. VICE is certainly no stranger to having their words thrown back at their face. Which is precisely why it’s no surprise they’ve decided to disable ‘right wing archiving sites’.

It amazing how VICE cower behind words such as ‘Islamophobia’ and ‘bigotry’ to hide from consequences of their righteous words.

‘…used by ring-wing activists to discredit us and other reputable news outlets on popular forums and sub-reddits by having archived articles…without giving us a chance to update, remove or edit them before discrediting us..’

The cry baby behaviour is astonishing. Your so-called ‘ethical journalism’ should be held accountable for the rubbish it spews.

VICE has written about their distaste for archive sites before in a piece called ‘Dear GamerGate: Please Stop Stealing Our Shit‘. As if anyone with an ounce of self-respect would pass off VICE’s insane rambling as their own. I respect myself, thank you very much.

‘If you want to read video game news on Kotaku, or IGN, or hell, even Motherboard, you could go to those publications’ websites, peruse the content there, and help pay for the work by passively consuming advertisements. Or, you could go to Archive.today, a site that disgruntled GamerGate members are using to illegally divert traffic from websites the movement says it’s protesting.’

The above piece will leave you in stitches so please give it a read, no matter your opinion on GamerGate. In fact I insist you do, just so you can make Jason Koebler dream for views come true.

Nora Malik

Student, worker, and Co-Founder of the #Killstream. You can also catch me on TheRalphretort Rundown.

  • There’s plenty of ways around the block. VICE needs to burn.

  • Toastrider

    That sound you heard is my jaw bouncing off the floor.

    I mean, seriously, there’s chutzpah, and then there’s ‘we’re going to keep people from factchecking us because they’re HATERS.’

    • mokkori

      How about the lack of fact checking in the post you’re commenting on? Seems pretty obvious that the screen shot is a fake, cooked up by 4chan.

  • tz1

    How about not posting fake news in the first place?
    Archive.is, waybackmachine are right wing sites?
    At least the left is catching on that they can’t get a free ride to post junk

  • Mr0303

    So now the act of calling people out on their bullshit is “right wing”. This is nothing short of Orwellian – they want to selectively edit the news without people being able to know about it.

    • Cetera

      Of course it is. They can’t tolerate any of their made-up bullshit to be called out, on any level. It doesn’t matter if it is biology and the number of sexes in mammals, global warming, #CNNBlackmail, or some stupid drivel on a blog.

      Liberalism is incompatible with reality. Anyone who points out reality must be anti-liberal, hence the hysterical reaction.

  • Sammy

    Does anyone have an archive link to Vice’s facebook post? I can’t find it anywhere. I only see screenshots of it. Is it a legitimate screenshot?

    • Thomas Siebert

      I have not been able to find a source either. Is this news about Vice a fact or fake news?

  • Jim Sleazy

    Bunch of sissy pants hypocrites. They spew Shit but cant take shit. Especially their own shit.

  • Maintenance Renegade

    What a time to be alive, sitting quietly in a chair while some harpy screams at you is an “intimidating” act of “harassment” against her, German citizens being arrested for having “illegal opinions” about Islam, “hate speech” laws in Europe extending to pointing out inconvenient “hate facts” and now apparently the latest threat is “right wing archiving”.

    Gotta love how in one breath Vice calls themselves a respectable news outlet and then rails against people making it impossible for them to throw their own articles down the memory hole.

  • Danlantic

    I read this article, turned off the computer and was about to go to lunch. Something was nagging at me about Vice’s pronouncement — the warped logic, the self adulation, the labeling olf neutral sources as right wing….

    Then it came together. It sounds like propaganda from the good’ old Soviet Union in the 1950s.

  • mokkori

    Anyone taking a moment to think about this objectively has to see that this screenshot is fake. The test for fake news is: “Does this article fulfill my political wishes without citing sources?”

    • Ahoy R

      an archive of their post would have been more fitting, if true. This illustrates why the archives are useful in the first place: screenshots are bs-friendly.

      • Bsh 555

        meta

  • doulos23

    Paging Winston Smith to the Ministry of Truth…

  • Celerity

    “Illegal.”

    So I take it they’ll be using non archived links of TRR, Dangerandlay, Infowars…?

  • Silence Dogood

    “edit, update, or REMOVE” – so they never want to be held accountable for what they publish, in other words. “leading millennial news site”… I think I threw up a little.

    • Grust

      The real reason for this is because they know they’re being called out on and at this point, the MSM and garbage news sites are starting to get very scared.

      • Silence Dogood

        Good, their fear sustains me.

        • Grust

          I thought you were a cynical doctor, not Freddy Kruger.

          Lol, couldn’t resist.

          • Silence Dogood

            lol

  • Gregg Braddoch

    Archive.IS still mostly works – It captures all the text content and some pictures.

  • The Aquarius Conspiracy

    I love it! Vice is becoming VULNERABLE. Vulnerable Vice. That’s why they killed the comment sections on their sites.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    First they disable comments, and now this? Do they not realize that they basically admit they’re peddling bullshit?

    Also “leading millennial news source” is about as much of an accomplishment as man with biggest tumor.