Reddit rids itself of Nazi subreddits

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

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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.

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

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I approve

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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.

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yet the_donald still stands

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“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…

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

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

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the_donald is the most infuriating subreddit.

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Better late than never!

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But mah freedum of hate speakin!

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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?).

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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.

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Wow, they’re so progressive now…

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.

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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?

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Too late for that at Reddit.

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Keep trying, Reddit!

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

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