Reddit Goes Political: Bans 3 Alt-Right Forums!!!
|Reddit Bans 3 Alt-Right Forums For Violating ‘Content Policy’
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 09:45 AM PST
Article via ZeroHedge:
In what will undoubtedly be viewed as just another attempt to censor dissenting, conservative political views, Reddit has banned three major ‘alt-right’ subreddits, /r/altright, /r/rightyfriends and /r/alternativeright, this evening for allegedly breaching the company’s content policy restricting the sharing of personal, private information. The so-called ‘Alt-right’ group had roughly 16,000 followers and grew in popularity last summer along with the rise of Donald Trump’s political campaign.
While Reddit hasn’t yet issued a formal statement on the ban, the following comments were offered up to The Daily Beast:
A senior moderator of the atlright subreddit, who referred to himself as Bill Simpson, told The Daily Beast that the forum was “banned without notification or justification” and insisted that moderators “enforced stricter standards of behavior than reddit requires.”
The announcement of the ban came just days after Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian penned an open letter trashing Trump’s immigration ban, calling it “not only potentially unconstitutional, but deeply un-American.”
Of course, all of this comes after Reddit CEO, Steve Huffman, admitted two months ago to editing individual posts made by Trump supporters that were critical of him. Per the apology below, Huffman edited posts to redirect criticism away from him and onto the moderators of the “r/the_donald” thread.
Free speech is a wonderful thing, provided it conforms to the prevailing political views of Silicon Valley’s elitist tech billionaires.
This article first appeared on Zerohedge.com and was authored by Tyler Durden.
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