We never censor comments based on political or ideological point of view.
We only delete those comments that are abusive, off-topic, use excessive foul language, or include ad hominem attacks.
We operate under the community moderation, we respond to community requests for moderation, but the system has tools which monitors the comments itself.
There are a few scenarios in which a comment might be blocked:
A comment is abusive, off-topic, uses excessive foul language, or includes an ad hominem attack
If a commenter has previously posted comments that are abusive, off-topic, used excessive foul language, or includes ad hominem attacks, a Ponca City News moderator may decide to ban the commenter’s IP address. This means the abusive commenter is banned from commenting on the site in the future, even if the later comments are not abusive. We ban IP’s because the sheer volume of comments makes it too time consuming to individually delete comments written by someone with a pattern of abuse.
If a commenter shares a computer or IP address with someone who has written abusive comments, it could result in a comment being blocked even if the commenter has never posted anything abusive.