I can only conclude this is the case. In this question, there was a comment made by another person saying "it's usual dictator stuff". The comment, along with other comment surrounding it, were removed. I thought this was fishy. On the other hand, I clearly remember this site once having comments denying the holocaust with links pointing to neo-nazi sites that were only deleted after weeks.
I asked another question, in which I called the Turkish president a dictator. This question was outright deleted without warning.
Contrary to what I am accused of in the comments, my question was neither a rant against Erdoan, nor a personal attack against him. I have absolutely no ties with Turkey, and I have nothing personal against him, as Phillip claims, neither this is a rant, as someone else claims. (On the other hand I personally find Erdogan very amusing and funny.)
However my personal opinion does not matter, what does however matter is that I really geniunely ask myself why he didn't cheat more on the referendum, and I get my question outright deleted - that's right not edited or even closed but deleted. This is really an extreme measure and make me wonder that there's something really wrong about how this site is administrated.
I'm used to get a rain of downvotes and/or close votes with any question which is not perfect, as it seem to be the norm here. Even some questions which end up popular makes a start like that - it's usual stackexchange stuff. However it's the 1st and only time I had a question deleted before 24 hours!
This leads me to a few conclusion
- Either using the word "dictator" is taboo on this site. Then it's no problem, I'd like my question edited to remove this word, and possibly tone down the question, problem solved. No need for extreme measures.
- Either there is serious political bias on this site and some criticising voices are shutted down - but I don't think it can possibly be the case as the ruler of Turkey was already critiqued in other questions and answer and this didn't cause any problems.