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chveik

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Reddit bans
« on: June 29, 2020, 08:18:31 PM »
seems worth a thread

copy-pasted from the glinner one

Reddit have just done a massive purge of subreddits deemed to promote hate speech. Those deleted include r/The_Donald, r/cumtown (lol) and *drumroll*... R/GENDERCRITICAL!!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/technology/reddit-hate-speech.html

TERFs having an absolute 'mare these last few days.

It looks like things are snowballing within shitty tech companies. Youtube have just binned off Stefan Molyneux and reddit's having a purge including things like /r/thedonald and /r/gendercritical.

I mean, I don't think they've got a conscience, and they're all just re-running the numbers after some high-profile bans but ultimately it's good innit.

Yes, that's how I've felt about it, so much of it is performative and they don't really give a shit, but what it shows is that they ran the numbers and decided that the majority of the money will be against the bigots, they feel that the bigots are small enough of a minority to be OK with losing their money. Social media can present a skewed view of things because of its ability to amplify voices so it at least is a helpful way to feel that positive change may be coming.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 08:20:12 PM »
where will i get a bald man rolling his eyes at women having parts in films now???

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 08:38:03 PM »
chapo trap house got dunted in the reddit cull. I don't know much about it but I believed it was left-wing. Although I've also heard the reddit was shit and the owners wanted little to do with it.

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 08:46:42 PM »
chapo trap house got dunted in the reddit cull. I don't know much about it but I believed it was left-wing. Although I've also heard the reddit was shit and the owners wanted little to do with it.

It was mostly full of neo-Stalinists slagging off Chapo for being too bourgeois. And chock full of hate for Amber, which is fair enough, because she's fucking awful. Can't listen to an episode if she's on it nowadays.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 08:48:41 PM »
I've never really listened to it or know what it is, but someone I know who is usually reliable has recommended it to me.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 09:16:21 PM »
It seems like the various platforms and communities are finally.. to steal a phrase from Trump, "draining the swamp".  It's gratifying to see.

I thought they'd already purged /r/gendercritical months ago but maybe it was just a similar sub.

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 09:19:43 PM »
Today's Jimquisition was unusually sombre and serious because it concerned the appalling level of sexual harassment and abuse in the gaming industry and the wrestling industry. Can't help wondering if the growing chorus of people telling their stories is the reason Reddit is all of a sudden cleaning house.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 09:43:42 PM »
The ADL and SPLC sure do have a lot of power.

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 09:48:49 PM »
CaB GONE


Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 10:50:07 PM »
Today's Jimquisition was unusually sombre and serious because it concerned the appalling level of sexual harassment and abuse in the gaming industry and the wrestling industry. Can't help wondering if the growing chorus of people telling their stories is the reason Reddit is all of a sudden cleaning house.

All delivered by a man wearing a silly pink hat, red sunglasses and a suit covered with badges he got from old issues of Look In.

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2020, 10:53:46 PM »
All delivered by a man wearing a silly pink hat, red sunglasses and a suit covered with badges he got from old issues of Look In.
Yeah he talked about that at the end, about being unsure whether to deliver the video dressed in his usual style or to adopt something more sombre and apologised in advance if he'd got it wrong. He's not sure how to talk about this stuff but felt he couldn't not say anything.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2020, 10:55:58 PM »
All delivered by a man wearing a silly pink hat, red sunglasses and a suit covered with badges he got from old issues of Look In.

I mean that's his brand image isn't it?

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2020, 11:54:26 PM »
https://www.reddithelp.com/en/categories/rules-reporting/account-and-community-restrictions/promoting-hate-based-identity-or



Marginalized or vulnerable groups include, but are not limited to, groups based on their actual and perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or disability. These include victims of a major violent event and their families.

While the rule on hate protects such groups, it does not protect all groups or all forms of identity. For example, the rule does not protect groups of people who are in the majority or who promote such attacks of hate.



Hmm.

Zetetic

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2020, 11:56:13 PM »
Within guidelines to promote hate against Asian people, I guess. And the poor.

We might get to promote hate against women in a few decades, if we're lucky.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2020, 12:03:47 AM »
Within guidelines to promote hate against Asian people, I guess. And the poor.

We might get to promote hate against women in a few decades, if we're lucky.

You're probably safe re-running those numbers for north america so women and asian can get swapped round.

Zetetic

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2020, 12:06:42 AM »
Asians out, women in.

Edit: Ninja'd. Although under the circumstances, an inappropriate word to use.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2020, 12:13:27 AM »
It's entirely coincidental, but it's funny this all happened the same week that Lowtax finally got the boot from Something Awful for being a really vile, abusive shithead.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2020, 12:45:20 AM »
Lowtax gone from SA?  Wow.  Things really are moving.  But what the heck's going on?  I'm not complaining, but how did the flood of "alt right" in recent years suddenly overnight turn into a flood of woke, and alt-right purges?

Even Bronies are in the middle of it.  Finally waking up to all the Nazis in our midst.  That's great.  But why now, what triggered this sudden snowball, is someone pulling strings?  Has BLM just managed to pop the alt right bubble?


Hmm.

Sounds like they're going the "you can't be racist towards white people" route. Hmm indeed.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2020, 01:05:07 AM »
CaB GONE



Not gonna happen!



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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2020, 01:09:59 AM »
Sounds like they're going the "you can't be racist towards white people" route. Hmm indeed.

I trust this completely sane rule will be applied on a country-by-country, region-by-region basis.


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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2020, 01:14:48 AM »
Ultimately it must be about money so i imagine that news about Starbucks stopping spend on Facebook over hate speech and the general growth of companies saying they'd do similar is the reason.

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2020, 01:23:16 AM »
This seems like a move to quell people becoming vocal/violent/crazy irl and then boards etc being held liable in the court of public opinion.

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2020, 01:24:13 AM »

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2020, 01:43:02 AM »
Lowtax gone from SA?  Wow.  Things really are moving. 

Yep. Huge drama been going on over there this last week - Lowtax got outed as a serial domestic abuser by his current partner, which has basically led to him agreeing to step down from the site. Cue lots of panic and discussion about backing up forum threads in case it all goes tits up, but it seems like it's things are going to carry on for now.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2020, 01:44:55 AM »
I just want r/watchpeopledie back, and a bag of cans. Brendan Rodgers can stay where he is.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2020, 01:45:30 AM »
I don't feel like resigning from your job after being found out is ample punishment consistent domestic abuse.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2020, 02:15:06 AM »
I don't feel like resigning from your job after being found out is ample punishment consistent domestic abuse.

Maybe not, but the fact he's been so thoroughly rejected from the site he founded represents a pretty big sea change in attitudes I would say. Especially considering SA was once so synonymous with terrible behaviour in general.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2020, 10:16:24 AM »
The lowtax thing has been the best drama megabomb ever as goons finally accepted en-masse that their dear leader is a serial wife-beater who spends all the forum income on home delivery gourmet food and leasing sports cars

The person he hit was promising to revitalise and monetise the front page for him lmao

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Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2020, 10:53:49 AM »
https://www.reddithelp.com/en/categories/rules-reporting/account-and-community-restrictions/promoting-hate-based-identity-or



Marginalized or vulnerable groups include, but are not limited to, groups based on their actual and perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or disability. These include victims of a major violent event and their families.

While the rule on hate protects such groups, it does not protect all groups or all forms of identity. For example, the rule does not protect groups of people who are in the majority or who promote such attacks of hate.



Hmm.

Could anything be more calculated to provoke a persecution response from the alt-right?

Won't end well. Giving them a justification for their rage and inferiority complexes and locking them away in bubbles will not turn out well.

Re: Reddit bans
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2020, 11:31:18 AM »
They were already in bubbles. Reddit just burst some of the bigger ones.

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