Digg, also known as Digg.com, is a website that allows users to democratically rate and comment on short articles posted to it. Each post has a single link to a web page.
Digg has been accused of being stricter on conservatives’ posting than other groups. Digg has said that it treats all groups equally. Digg claims that many of the individuals that were banned were publishing hate speech, such as articles by the American Nazi Party and outright lies.
Starting at approximately January of 2007, a disproportionate number of postings about Ron Paul began showing up on the site's home page due to fanatical support from Paul's base. The number of articles has been steadily decreasing since April of 2007, as Ron Paul failed to generate significant numbers at various Republican caucuses.
Digg started as a technology news site, but during 2007, a political section was added, which resulted in increase of politically-related articles and also attracted large amounts of far-left oriented liberal users, many of them being fanatical supporters of Barack Obama. Since then, Digg has (along with far-left political sites such as Daily Kos and Huffington Post) became one of the Internet strongholds of anti-religious, anti-conservative and anti-American propaganda. Liberal hate speech is rarely sanctioned by Digg's staff while accounts of some conservative or Republican members were banned simply because they continuously expressed their opinion (which usually offended liberal fanatics to the point they started flame wars, often ending up in insults, mocking, or even death threats towards conservatives). During September of 2008, a possible majority of political stories reaching Digg's front page from its U.S. Elections 2008 section were negative towards John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Since the 2008 election, Digg has continued to act as a communication center for more radical groups. Prior to Barack Obama's inauguration, for example, several popular pieces on the website were written by pro-marijuana groups such as NORML.