This top-upvoted answer (to Is the Manusmriti written to favor a particular Varṇa?) written by user17294 (a.k.a Partha Banerjee, commonman, Pratimaputra, etc.) back in 2019 was recently deleted by a moderator with the following reason:
Source you quoted seems to have prejudice and bias. I'm deleting this answer. – The Destroyer♦ yesterday
After discovering the answer has been deleted, I updated the answer with M N Dutt's translation of Manu Samhita - actual source of English translation of the verses used by OP. This is what I stated in my edit reason:
Replace vedkabhed.wordpress.com with the actual source: M N Dutt's translation of Manu Samhita and preserve OP's argument/conclusion
Following my edit, I also flagged the mods so the answer can be undeleted since my edit addresses the mod's concern:
vedkabhed.wordpress.com has been replaced with the actual source: M N Dutt's translation of Manu Samhita. This answer can now be undeleted. – sv. 15 hours ago
declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it
Not only does the mod decline the flag, he also rolls back my edit with no explanation whatsoever in comments under the post.
Is the source (vedkabhed.wordpress.com or vedkabhed.com) really the problem here or the views expressed/conclusion reached ("It's beyond my understanding how an ordained and illumined soul can prescribe punishments with so much of hatred and cruelty") by the user? The same conclusion can be reached by selectively quoting the same verses/translation from the actual source which is what I did in my edit. So the problem is not with the vedkabhed.com article but the way the verses are presented together. Sure, you can accuse OP of cherry-picking verses, but why delete the answer? Lay people, gurus, acharyas, scholars and other users on this site - everyone cherry-picks their favorite scriptures/verses to defend their views. So why isn't this user allowed to cherry-pick verses to reach a certain conclusion?
To me it appears that the mod is trying to censor certain views. Aren't mods supposed to remain neutral to the actual arguments made in a post? Why is the mod reluctant to allow replacing a controversial source with a scholarly source and preserve OP's arguments/conclusion? Why delete a highly-upvoted answer written in 2019, now?
Does SE Inc allow this sort of censorship?