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  • NotWearingPants

    Reddit has a 4-year history (at least) of quarantining then banning subs that the admins don't like, regardless of 'site rules'. Suddenly, child porn, calls to violence, or doxxing are posted from accounts that are not regular users of the subs in question to "justify" pulling the plug.

    Now that the Chinese are part owners, expect it to go full '1984'.

    • Appaloosa (edited 9 months ago)

      China has no intererest in disrupting the already disruptive schisms being developed in US social fabric. It's to their benefit to see it unravel. Ultra right and left wing factions are welcomed, as are the dim witted participation award advocates.

    • jerrycan

      Relevant XKCD

      • NotWearingPants

        Yes, but that makes them a publisher, not a platform. Publisher have different, and much more in the way of liability.

    • AdelleChattre

      Reddit admins are arbitrary and capricious. Nobody paying attention to their hypocritical and inconsistent maladministration would defend their methods. Especially in this McCarthyite era, with outfits like the Atlantic Council and the Weekly Standard deciding who's allowed and who ain't.

      However, the Magas' deluded persecution fantasies aside, I'm not buying /r/Drama and /r/WatchNiggersDie as victims. Who would is left as an exercise for the reader.

      At least until lately, mods worth their salt tend not to have their subs taken away. Agents provocateur brigading in or no. Reddit's just not that picky what grows in their Petri dishes. Honestly giving a shit's not their business model.

      Voat exists for a reason.