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I have observed a moderator on this site who consistently removes people's questions and answers and flags posts because they do not reinforce his/her ideology. I have noticed this trend against multiple users including myself. I recently posted an answer to a question that was backed up by 3 highly credible sources including a Congressional report and an interview by the lead investigator of that Congressional investigation and quotes from a 100 year old publication. As well as quotes from historical world leaders.

My question is:

is there any recourse for this bias?

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    Alternative explanation: you are pushing your own ideology at many places where it's completely inappropriate. – Martin Tournoij Jan 10 at 11:06
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    @ Martin Tournoij I would totally accept that if it were only my posts and they weren't completely backed up with sources, but I have seen the trend with many other people's posts as well. – Aporter Jan 10 at 11:42
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    The emotional adjectives I see here are less useful than a concrete description of one such incident would be. That is: toning down the accusations (like "tyrannical") and adding excerpts might help (if that's your route; also suggested in the answer below). Without, the public present here cannot help. –– But: Meta is the place to discuss these matters. Therefore I do not see why 3 downvotes are necessary to pile on this post (while improvements to it are welcome). (at)Aporter please increase the "usefulness" of this post with an edit. @Downvoters: if edited, revisit & reconsider, pls. – LangLangC Jan 10 at 13:20
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    Do you have a link to the question/answer you are referring to? – indigochild Jan 10 at 19:52
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  • @Magisch Good point. Added. – Philipp Jan 10 at 12:32
  • As this was migrated from main: was the negative score migrated as well or did the Q start with 0/0 here on meta? – LangLangC Jan 10 at 13:08
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    @LangLangC I saw it first here on meta and I think it had -1 at that point, but I am not 100% sure. But that should be a comment on the question, not this answer. – Philipp Jan 10 at 13:09

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