Email system Gmail has blocked an account set up by Geert Wilders to distribute an anti-Islam sticker, the Dutch politician claimed on Friday.
‘Unbelievable but Google has blocked the account firstname.lastname@example.org. So Mohammed Rabbae’s complaint was successful,’ Wilders said, using the microblogging service Twitter. He was referring to a complaint about the sticker by a lobby group Landelijk Beraad Marokkanen led by former GroenLinks MP Rabbae.
However, according to tech website Techzine, Google’s systems work largely on automatic pilot and there is a good chance multiple complaints about the address had been received, leading the system to automatically shut it down.
The sticker is a play on the Saudi flag and says in Arabic ‘Islam is a lie. Mohammed is a criminal. The Koran is poison’.