Reddit rids itself of Nazi subreddits


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/26/reddit-rids-itself-of-nazi-sub.html


#2

Good luck with that. I’ve seen previous attempts to curb bad behavior fail, it just takes a few tweaks in how the conversations are held and they can skirt around restrictions.


#3

Still better than creating a forum where pro-Nazi talk is openly encouraged.


#4

I approve


#5

For sure, i think it’s good that Reddit is taking a stance on it. However a quick look and you’ll probably find plenty of other threads with really obviously shady content that regularly flies under the radar. 10/10 would not want to moderate.


#6

yet the_donald still stands


#7

“Do not post content that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or a group of people.”

One would think this is as common sense as not eating your own poop, but WTF do I know. People are fucked up…


#8

One might say it was a Night of Long Knives for Nazi subreddits.


#9

I can give them an extra excuse. Look, violent behavior in the_dontld’s user base:


#10

the_donald is the most infuriating subreddit.


#11

Better late than never!


#12

But mah freedum of hate speakin!


#13

When I saw the announcement about the bans and updated policy, I thought that murder was the impetus and T_D would be the first to go. Apparently not (yet?).


#14

While there will be a non-trivial amount of users/hate groups that skirt around the rules and start spreading hate again, there will be a sharp decline in hate speech.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/11/study-finds-reddits-controversial-ban-of-its-most-toxic-subreddits-actually-worked/

I am looking forward to not seeing hate speech on Reddit, but it is possible this will be used against leftists. However, I do not think that will happen at a large scale.


#15

Wow, they’re so progressive now…


#16

While I’m sorry for the trauma he put his mother through, I admit that it pleased me to learn this bastion of right-wing, gamergate, redpill, Trumperism, the-donald, bovine colonic excretions, still lived in his parents basement and couldn’t hold down a job. Pretty much the stereotype everyone labels them with.


#17

It’s not his fault, it’s just there is so much hate for straight, white, men. How can they be expected to participate in society with so much intolerance on the left?


#18

Too late for that at Reddit.


#19

Keep trying, Reddit!


#20

Wonder if this is really just Reddit’s lawyers saying “you could be held liable.”