Reddit takes a stand against the EU's plan to break the internet


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/29/dont-wreck-the-net.html


#2

Reddit? Hard to believe that Reddit is now a good guy, but that’s the state of things on planet earth…


#3

If only such legislation would break Fuckbook. I’d live with a lot of side-effects if it did that.


#4

Freedom of information and speech makes for some strange bedfellows.


#5

Reddit has been kind of like a schoolyard. Everyone knows it has the chess club, the AV room, and so on, but all the attention goes to Smoker’s Corner and the way bullies rule the cafeteria.


#6

Brexit was really the best move at this moment. With EU-firewall and with Global Compact for Migration, Europe will sink and suffocate in mental and material shit in just few years.


#7

For every awful community on Reddit there 10 more that are great. It’s not all a cesspool.

And if there’s one thing that can unite the vast majority of Reddit it’s opposition to laws that can result in breaking Reddit.


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And there are ways to tell if you are about to get into an argument with someone from the cesspool.

https://masstagger.com/

From a few days ago

Step 1: Mods introduce Capitalism Points where the most popular and hard-working Posters in the Marketplace of Ideas can accumulate capital and use it to pressure a new voting system for changes. Instead of one account, one vote, it’s one unit of capital, one vote. Clearly nothing could ever possibly go wrong with such a very right-libertarian system.

Step 2: Leftists in the sub inquire about libertarian socialist accommodations and create, in effect, a posting co-operative to pool together capital and change the rules. It seems to have some effect and the libertarians get angry and paranoid.

Step 3: /r/Libertarian moderator with a history with now-banned fascist subreddit /r/Physical_Removal loses their mind and goes on a rampage 1, banning everyone they think is “leftist” (and a whole lot of people who aren’t but just disagree with them).

Step 4: Subreddit is a mess, mods are in-fighting, revolt brews against the ban-happy fascist mod, admins are accused of lying, everyone freaks the fuck out about omnipotent Chapo brigaders destroying Reddit.

Result: subreddits aren’t the same as real life societies, but it’s extremely funny how broken and failed right-libertarian ideas are to the point where they instantly turn fascist when things don’t go their way.

UPDATE: The experiment, having completely collapsed, is being reverted by the admins 1. At least everyone knows a /r/PhysicalRemoval fascist mods the sub now.

Note that step 2 is the the libertarian-socialists doing exactly what libertarian-capitalists say they can supposedly do under a libertarian capitalist system. Up until now we had no way of proving our suspicions it was a lie.


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