One of the most beautiful things about living in the United States is that we all enjoy the protection of free speech from the government to never having to worry about the federal government – or local governments, for that matter – swinging in and censoring anything that we would like to say.
Unfortunately though, most people on the Internet have learned (many of them the hard way) that there’s really no such thing as “free speech” – inside the US or out. Websites that are controversial in nature have been shut down completely without any notice and without any warning, and others have suffered critical “technical failures” that have crippled them completely beyond repair. This ranges from journalist blogs that critize the Turkish government to torrent websites such as KickAssTorrents.
Others still simply find that their web hosting company no longer wishes to do business with them, and that’s probably the most common way websites in the US are censored these days. After all, free speech is protected from the government – it has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not a company wishes to do business with us depending upon what we have to say.
So if you’re looking to establish a controversial website, or if you want to make sure that you really do have complete and total freedom to say anything and everything you like, you’ll want to make sure that you set up your site on a legitimate free speech hosting platform.
How to find the right free speech hosting provider?
You’re going to to have to find free speech hosting services based OUTSIDE of the United States.
We know it sounds a little bit crazy to believe that the land of free speech and free will is not going to be home to a website that is able to say anything and everything (and we mean ANYTHING and EVERYTHING) that they like – but that’s the reality that we all have to face these days.
In other words, United States is not the best country when it comes to freedom of speech.
The US government has wielded considerable influence and power in an effort to shut down websites that they find to be offensive, websites that they find to be contrarian, and websites that they find not to support the ideals that they are looking to propagate at that particular point in time.
At the same time, other nations around the world – predominantly Sweden, Iceland and the Netherlands – are more than willing to provide you with the kind of completely anonymous free speech hosting you’re looking for.
You’ll be able to utilize the exact same kinds of professional hosting services you had hoped to in the US from these nations, but you won’t have worry about your website getting shut down, your content seized, or finding yourself prosecuted is because of the things you like to say on your site.
It’s always a good idea to secure multiple redirecting domains as well
You want to obviously invest in a top-level domain that your audience is going to be able to find effortlessly, but it’s always a good idea to maximize your exposure – and build in a bit of redundancy – by investing in multiple domains that redirect to your free speech hosting platform.
In this way you will be able to easily secure the kinds of domain names that make it easy for your visitors and audience to find your content, but also protects you from those that would ignore seizing your content or shutting down your free speech host but instead to “steal” your domain right out from underneath you and effectively neutralize your website all the same.
When you’re running a website that needs to be hosted on anonymous or free speech hosting its ALWAYS a good idea to building as much redundancy as possible, just as a safety procedure.