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Reddit turns political in regards with censorship

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This has me sorta annoyed. I'm not a big user of reddit but this really shows how low they've gone now and how political they have turned. This frightens me in regards with the traction social media has and it's importance to be an open platform. Like reddit took forever to ban subreddits that promoted jailbait and similar topics but why they decided to censor this I have no idea what so ever for. Is reddit now another crap-platform? What do you thought?

 

I'm not interested in discussing what the news article is about but rather the methods reddit has started to use.

 

Source: http://snew.github.io/r/news/comments/98u3l6/south_africa_begins_seizing_whiteowned_farms/

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Huh. 

 

I wouldn't place the blame on reddit though, just the sub mods


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Yeah, I saw the comments on the articles relating to that on the news-related subreddits. I don't understand WHY they're censoring it, but I don't like it.


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Just now, Ginger_ said:

Huh. 

 

I wouldn't place the blame on reddit though, just the sub mods

Except reddit censored a ton of subreddits a bit ago


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15 minutes ago, Ginger_ said:

Huh. 

 

I wouldn't place the blame on reddit though, just the sub mods

World News and News are default subs. Reddit's Admin's absolute refusal to reign in the moderators of these subs from being Leftist echo chambers is absolutely on them. This is just the most recent conversation control that the sub reddits have done.


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Yeah its pretty much impossible to have an honest constructive conversation about any of these topics anymore on the net let alone in real life because if somebody, somewhere, could be potentially offended or look for reasons to get offended then the default is to shut it all down.

 

While its not exactly the subject I would rush to in business, work, or casual conversation that trend is generally very disheartening and concerning.


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Reddits Admin layer is rather heavily compromised. Cash, threats and a few NSL letters later, and you can expect Reddit to tow the exact same political/ideological line as the rest of Silicon Valley. Descent from that line will be crushed, but they can't be too obvious about it.

 

Minus LinkedIn removing people that other websites removed in obvious group collusion activities. 

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Fuck he was even banned for posting the article. 

Wow. 
I remember seeing this. The mods locked it within 5 comments, opened it up later, then locked it again. 


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A bit misleading when it's moderators of a subreddit who are presumably unaffiliated with the company.

 

Reddit shouldn't interfere with subreddits unless it's against the ToS.

If something becomes corrupt, then start a new subreddit and moderate it more fairly. Granted, very few want to do that and it probably already exists.

 

There's also the argument that it's the default subreddits for new users therefore it's sanctioned. Basically the defaults are the most popular and contain a broad range to familiarize you with the site. Just unsubscribe. I'd prefer it if Reddit helped you by suggesting subreddits instead but that's a bit off topic.

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I don't use Reddit and don't know how it works. Don't people or companies just start their own little forums with their own moderators? I'd assume the actual Reddit people only get involved if somethings breaking the law like... I don't know kidnappers anonymous.

In any case, maybe this touches on politics but I'm assuming the mods removed it and banned people because it touches on racism. But the bad kind.

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1 minute ago, TopHatProductions115 said:

I own a sub reddit. Perhaps I can alleviate the issue myself...

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Censorship is kind of the whole point of Reddit, it's why the downvote button exists, why comments that get voted too low get hidden, and why you get shadow banned if your account runs into negative karma.

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From what I understand about reddit, its the moderators censoring it. IDK why like its in the newspapers here and on BBC News (The places I go to for my news). Censoring something that is freely available anywhere is a little futile - and only going to stir up trouble. 


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3 hours ago, Bouzoo said:

That's why I visit mostly r/aww.

Joke aside, just ignore all political subreddits.

Or sort by "controversial" to get arguments from the other side.


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4 hours ago, Slottr said:

Don't blame reddit as a whole for this. It's thats subs mods.

You can blame reddit though, they were in a hissy fit over the_donald hitting the front page and made it where that subreddit, among a few others, no longer show up on the front page for you unless you're subscribed to them, and now you can hide certain subreddits from showing up on r/all if you decide to. It's interesting how subreddits and opinions that don't align with their views are the ones getting hidden and thrown in the back

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Your mistake was to expect reddit to be a rational place to discuss real world politics in an unbiased logical manner, it's mostly virtue signalling & too much forced emotional white knighting to get good guy/gal points , sadly sensationalism is what makes reddit politics 'click' , but it's a good thing in a way to see people behave in a swarm mentality with partial information, , watch over it , see how it behaves,  be a third party viewer & don't take things for face value the things they stamp & promote,  judge dispassionately . you can learn a lot of things .

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1 hour ago, Eaglerino said:

You can blame reddit though, they were in a hissy fit over the_donald hitting the front page and made it where that subreddit, among a few others, no longer show up on the front page for you unless you're subscribed to them, and now you can hide certain subreddits from showing up on r/all if you decide to. It's interesting how subreddits and opinions that don't align with their views are the ones getting hidden and thrown in the back

Honestly, that shit with Reddit messing around with how that works just to keep The_Donald off of the front page just makes me wonder "why?"

It's a pretty damn active subreddit, one of the most, so why deny it the attention it obviously gets?


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