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Firefox wrong on blocking Deceptive site ahead

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Looks like Firefox uses Google to decide which sites to block when using FF. I know how to turn it off and get around the block, but FF seems to be following the thinking of now allowing conservative Christian views on their browser by using Google. This may backfire and is not an open use of the internet as FF claims. The site being blocked is https://www.toddstarnes.com/.

You may not agree with him, but that doesn't mean blocking the site.

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Firefox uses the Google Safe Browsing service because it's a large reputable database of unsafe websites. Mozilla doesn't have anything to do with curating the websites that are on that list.

According to the Google report, the website tries "to trick visitors into sharing personal info or downloading software".

If you believe that the website has been incorrectly marked as unsafe, you can report it to Google Safe Browsing directly. However, that doesn't guarantee that the website will be removed from the unsafe list.

Other than that, you can still access the website by bypassing the warning (at your own risk), if you wish to do so. As always, make sure to use caution when visiting unsafe websites.

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Firefox uses the Google Safe Browsing service because it's a large reputable database of unsafe websites. Mozilla doesn't have anything to do with curating the websites that are on that list.

According to the Google report, the website tries "to trick visitors into sharing personal info or downloading software".

If you believe that the website has been incorrectly marked as unsafe, you can report it to Google Safe Browsing directly. However, that doesn't guarantee that the website will be removed from the unsafe list.

Other than that, you can still access the website by bypassing the warning (at your own risk), if you wish to do so. As always, make sure to use caution when visiting unsafe websites.

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Thanks for your comment, I did a report to Google that I believe this site to be safe. Actually much safer than some of the sites their search engines come up with. Yes I know how to bypass FF setting on this, but shouldn't really be necessary. Again, thanks for pointing out the report to Google Safe site.

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The site works for me... Would be nice to see a screenshot of the site being blocked.

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It now also works for me, maybe Google actually paid attention to the report I made to their web site? https://safebrowsing.google.com/safebrowsing/report_general/

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jonzn4SUSE said

The site works for me... Would be nice to see a screenshot of the site being blocked.

I just checked again now and the website is no longer on Google's list of unsafe websites.

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