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  • Reddit Cracking Down on ‘Most Toxic’ Trolls in Pro-Trump Forum

    12/03/2016 10:30:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 1, 2016
    Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has announced a plan to crack down on the “most toxic users” of a forum on the site used to discuss President-elect Donald Trump. Huffman writes in a post on the link-sharing and discussion platform that the actions being taken against some users of a forum titled “The_Donald” range from “warnings to timeouts to permanent bans.” Some commenters in the forum have repeatedly harassed Huffman.
  • Reddit to crack down on abuse after CEO is targeted

    11/30/2016 12:59:51 PM PST · by bobk3 · 31 replies
    Social media website Reddit Inc, known for its commitment to free speech, will crack down on online harassment by banning or suspending users who target others, starting with those who have directed abuse at Chief Executive Steve Huffman. Huffman said in an interview with Reuters that Reddit's content policy prohibits harassment, but that it had not been adequately enforced. "Personal message harassment is the most cut and dry," he said. "Right now we are in an interesting position where my inbox is full of them, it's easy to start with me." As well as combing through Huffman's inbox, Reddit will...
  • Andrew Breitbart tweet before death adds fuel to online speculation of D.C. sex-trafficking ring

    Explosive claims by Internet sleuths, which were prompted after reading stolen documents belonging to Mr. Podesta, have been derided as “viciously phony” by Fox News’ Howard Kurtz. A tweet by Mr. Breitbart shortly before his March 1, 2012, death is now being cited by online researchers as proof that they are onto something big. “How prog-guru John Podesta isn’t household name as world class underage sex slave op cover-upperer defending unspeakable dregs escapes me,” Mr. Breitbart wrote Feb. 4, 2011. The conservative icon’s death at age 43 was attributed to “heart failure.” “Hi John, The realtor found a handkerchief (I...
  • Reddit CEO admits editing pro-Trump users' comments

    11/25/2016 7:21:12 PM PST · by bobk3 · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/25/16 | Daniel Chaitin
    <p>The CEO of Reddit has admitted that he edited comments in a pro-Trump discussion board, saying he "messed with" some of the comments "for about an hour," and has apologized.</p> <p>On Wednesday, one Reddit user provided what purported to be evidence of Huffman editing some of the insults directed at him, by replacing his name with the names of r/The_Donald moderators.</p>
  • Reddit CEO accused of stifling free speech by Trump supporters after he admitted to editing (tr)

    11/24/2016 7:28:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    The CEO of the popular social media platform Reddit has acknowledged editing comments from Donald Trump supporters that were critical of him on the site. Steve Huffman, one of Reddit's co-founders, wrote a post on his site in which he admitted to editing abusive posts that targeted him. 'Yep. I messed with the 'f*** u/spez' comments, replacing 'spez' with r/the_donald mods for about an hour,' he wrote. 'It's been a long week here trying to unwind the r/pizzagate stuff.' 'As much as we try to maintain a good relationship with you all, it does get old getting called a pedophile...
  • The CEO of Reddit confessed to modifying posts from Trump supporters

    11/23/2016 7:18:23 PM PST · by Admiral_Zeon · 68 replies
    Reddit CEO Steve Huffman has confessed to modifying the posts of some users on the most visible Donald Trump-supporting "subreddit" community after they repeatedly slung verbal abuse in his direction.  The story begins earlier this week, when The New York Times published a report on Comet Ping Pong, a Washington DC pizza place that a false news item on social media had pegged as the center of a child-abuse ring run by Hillary Clinton and Democratic National Committee chair John Podesta, despite a lack of any evidence.Following that report, Reddit took steps to shut down the "r/Pizzagate" subreddit community, which...
  • D.C. power-player tied to Podesta blasts ‘insane’ Reddit sleuthing on sex-trafficking ring

    11/23/2016 6:04:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/22/16 | Douglas Ernst
    One of the most influential men in the nation’s capital is livid with Internet sleuths who suspect him of having ties to a sex-trafficking ring. The New York Times interviewed James Alefantis, the owner of a restaurant called Comet Ping Pong in Washington, on Tuesday to dispel rumors that he is tied to a child-abuse ring. Stolen documents belonging to former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, which were made public by WikiLeaks, linked the two men and sparked crowd-sourced research into his life on Reddit and 4Chan. “From this insane, fabricated conspiracy theory, we’ve come under constant assault,” Mr....
  • Meet Voat, the website that wants to be the anti-Reddit [hosting #Pizzagate articles]

    11/23/2016 5:25:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    CNET ^ | 7/17/15 | Ian Sherr
    With all the drama surrounding Reddit, from debates over free speech to its messy game of musical chairs among executives, it's understandable some users might want to leave. Now they've found a place to go. It's called Voat (rhymes with goat), and it says it's fixed all those things people don't like about Reddit. The site launched in April 2014 and was originally called WhoaVerse. It started as a part-time project of a third-year Swedish college student and now the site claims to be run by two students who are "currently studying computer science and economics at University of Zurich...
  • Reddit and the God Emperor of the Internet

    11/20/2016 12:31:44 AM PST · by Voluntaryist · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/19/2016 | Christine Lagorio-Chafkinnov
    On the morning of Nov. 9, a moderator who goes by the handle OhSnapYouGotServed posted on a Reddit topic page called The_Donald: “How does it feel, centipedes? The God Emperor said that we would get tired of winning. Are you tired of winning yet? Feel vindicated, centipedes. It’s over and there is nothing they can do about it. We are the future.” Within minutes, the post had accrued more than 2,000 comments. Within days, they numbered more than 12,000. Reddit, a hodgepodge of message boards about everything, from kiteboarding to financial advice to Photoshopping human arms onto images of birds,...
  • Reddit: Hillary Folks in Meltdown Mode

    11/09/2016 4:25:15 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    Entire Subreddit dedicated to it. Folks are losing their minds.
  • 4chan/Anon/Kim Dotcom Claim 5th of November = D-Day

    11/04/2016 5:31:55 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 265 replies
    This is the post: **
  • Reddit: Outline of the RICO Case Based on the Clinton Foundation

    11/04/2016 4:27:47 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    The Clinton Foundation has been used as a for-profit operating under charity for years. It started off with a company called CESC (Clinton Executive Services Corp). CESC is also the company who paid for the email servers. Here is an email discussing the potential for exposure when the proposition to move CESC into the CF building is discussed. Why would they care about exposure? Because it would bring investigation. a. Do we want to move these personnel from Harlem? Keep in mind that we risk exposure because it will mean GSA is paying for an empty 8600 squarefeet until...
  • Delegating Wikileak Email Review Duties

    11/04/2016 5:09:56 AM PDT · by junkbond · 10 replies
    Reddit_The Donald ^ | 11/04/2016 | Reddit User
    I know a number of Free Republicans have been going through the Wikileak's email dumps on the Reddit Boards (the_donald,conspiracy, wikileaks.) If you are helping to go through the dumps, please help out by taking a specific batch. The specific batch assigned to you is based on your birth month.
  • Restaurant requires costumers to solve complex math equation to get Wi-Fi

    11/03/2016 7:04:30 PM PDT · by workerbee · 60 replies
    The Daily Meal (via Fox) ^ | 11/3/16 | Pauline Lacsamana
    A San Antonio Thai restaurant, Yaya, will let you use its Wi-Fi for free-- but only if you can solve this insanely complex math equation. Reddit user “Joshua_Glock” posted a picture of the restaurant’s handwritten Wi-Fi equation this past weekend, but no one has been able to connect to the network yet, First We Feast reported.
  • Reddit Users Declare War On Hillary’s Paid Internet Trolls

    10/29/2016 5:55:46 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    Daily caller ^ | October 27, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Reddit users (also known as redditors) are growing increasingly angry at pro-Hillary Clinton political action committee (PAC) Correct The Record over its efforts to promote a pro-Hillary narrative on the site. Redditors are especially concerned that Correct The Record’s paid internet commenters are suppressing revelations from WikiLeaks’ release of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s emails, which have produced a flood of damaging revelations about the Clinton campaign. Reddit, which describes itself as “a source for what’s new and popular on the web” is divided into thousands of “subreddits,” which the site describes as “sub-communities, each focused on a specific topic.”...
  • (Vanity) Possible DOS attacks?

    10/28/2016 9:12:18 AM PDT · by reed13k · 10 replies
    Home connection | 28 Oct | Me
    Is anyone else seeing issues with Internet sites right now? I just had both LinkedIn and Reddit give me the following message: Safari can't open the page "here the link is spelled out in the message unique to the site I was trying to get to". The certificate for this site is invalid. You might be connecting to a server pretending to be "again the site here" which could put your confidential information at risk. I was using long saved bookmarks and also tried to type in the addresses manually but got the same thing. Possible another DOS attack similar...
  • MAKE JOURNALISM GREAT AGAIN! A collection of our top emails findings (trunc)

    10/27/2016 4:02:41 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 14 replies
    Wikileaks via Reddit ^ | Oct 26 2016 | self.The_Donald
    [20383] - Crooked H wants to nominate a Supreme Court justice "related by marriage to Congressman Paul Ryan." QUID. PRO. QUO. [32252] - The attachment to this email is Hillary's first 90 days in office plan! It's encrypted and the password is somewhere within the emails! HELP ME FIND THE PASSWORD [727] - NUCLEAR WAR!!! Wikileaks shows Podesta agrees that the next generation is condemned to it thanks to the Iran Deal. [32020] - Mook asks Hillary if they can merge the DNC bank account with her campaign account--This is commingling of funds, a highly illegal activity. FEC laws are...
  • Vanity Both Twitter and Reddit appear to be down

    10/21/2016 5:02:14 AM PDT · by ScholarWarrior · 70 replies
    Since 7am, worldwide.
  • Clinton’s FBI Files Literally Mention “The Shadow Government” at the State Dept. Wow.

    10/17/2016 5:38:32 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 12 replies
    newzsentinel & thedailysheeple ^ | 10/17/16 | Melissa Dykes
    Bill Clinton once reportedly told senior White House reporter Sarah McClendon, “Sarah, there’s a government inside the government, and I don’t control it.” Average citizens who talk about things like that, however, are typically referred to as “Conspiracy Theorists” as if its a pejorative term. Then again, how much of a conspiracy is it when the FBI’s own documents confirm the existence of something referred to as “The Shadow Government”? Check out page 56 from the FBI’s files on the Clinton investigation which is making the rounds on Reddit:
  • Day #10 – FBI Director James Comey Admits “Stonetear” is Paul Combetta During Hearing

    09/29/2016 3:31:45 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 29, 2016 | Sundance
    has been 10 days since we originally presented the Stonetear Revelations on September 19th. Yesterday, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan questioned FBI Director James Comey about the “Stonetear” Reddit posting. Director Comey admits that Stonetear is in fact Paul Combetta, and the “VERY VIP” was, indeed, Hillary Clinton. Additionally Director Comey also stated the phrase “they” in the Combetta post (ie. “Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone“…) most likely included Hillary Clinton’s legal team.
  • Comey: Clinton IT Contractor's Reddit Posts Are Not Evidence Of A "Cover-Up," (truncated)

    09/29/2016 6:02:58 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 34 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 9-28-2016 | Tim Hains
    Full title: FBI Director Comey: Clinton IT Contractor's Reddit Posts Are Not Evidence Of A "Cover-Up," Not A Violation Of Immunity Deal FBI director James Comey told the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that newly discovered online posts made by an IT contractor for Hillary Clinton do not violate his immunity deal and are not evidence of a cover-up. (snip) Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte next asked Comey if the Reddit postings were "evidence of obstruction of justice" or "a violation of Mr. Combetta's immunity deal." "Not necessarily, no," Comey replied. "It would depend on what his intention was. Our team concluded...
  • Breaking: Jim Jordan Gets FBI Director To Confirm Cover Up of Evidence Tampering

    09/28/2016 1:36:52 PM PDT · by 1theskiller · 143 replies
    9/28/2016 Representative Jim Joran (R-OH) is able to establish with FBI Director James Comey that top Hillary Clinton I.T. Aide was online using Reddit to attempt to cover up production of documents, email addresses and then later "covering up the cover up."
  • Hillary Emailgate: How One Twitter User Proved The "Intent" That The FBI Missed..."

    09/23/2016 9:51:01 AM PDT · by amorphous · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 23 Sep 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier this week, a twitter user named "Katica" seemingly proved the "intent" of the Hillary campaign to destroy and/or tamper with federal records by revealing the Reddit thread of Paul Combetta (aka the "Oh Shit" guy; aka "stonetear"). But what's most crazy about this story is that "Katica" was able to discover the greatest "bombshell" of the entire Hillary email scandal with just a couple of internet searches while the FBI, with unlimited access to government records, spent months "investigating" this case and missed it all. The only question now is whether the FBI "missed" this evidence because of gross...
  • Oversight committee hearing Tomorrow Thursday 10am eastern Live stream from the site

    09/21/2016 2:45:26 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 5 replies
    Oversight committee ^ | 9/21/16 | walkingfeather
    Talked to oversight office, they will live stream the hearing tomorrow 10:00 am Eastern. They said they are VERY aware of the stuff happening on Reddit and the clerk did not know if they will address it tomorrow or not. If you do not know what happened yesterday on reddit then take a look...
  • Too good: Hillary's e-mail wiper went on Reddit for advice on how to hide a 'VERY VIP' address

    09/21/2016 11:21:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Only to begin furiously deleting all the posts - just yesterday, mind you - when other Reddit users realized who he was If you don’t know the name Paul Combetta, you might simply remember him as Stonetear. That’s how he’s apparently known both on Reddit and on Etsy, and he’s the guy at Platte River Networks who was tasked with trying to wipe Hillary’s server clean of all her e-mails after they became the subject of a congressional subpoena. As you might expect, Hillary neither wanted Combetta to comply with the subpoena nor proceed legally. What she wanted was for...
  • Combetta blew immunity agreement -- here is a link to the Tweet

    09/20/2016 7:20:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 115 replies
    twitter ^ | 9-20-16
  • Day #2 – Hillary’s I.T. Guy Paul Combetta, aka: “stonetear” – The Reddit and The Timeline…

    09/20/2016 1:57:40 PM PDT · by kabar · 156 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Sept 20, 2016 | Sundance
    When Paul Combetta aka “stonetear” woke up yesterday morning, it’s doubtful he would have suspected a two year old archive written under his Reddit pseudonym would have been on his mind. Full Day One Discovery Thread HERE However, someone must have alerted him asap because within hours of our story hitting the web (04:45am EDT) Combetta began furiously deleting his Reddit postings, user information, and various media forum histories. In addition to secondarily confirming his real-life identity, in legal-speak such behavior is called: “consciousness of guilt“.
  • Guy who scrubbed Hillary's email asked how to do it on reddit

    09/19/2016 5:48:30 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 55 replies
    Reddedit ^ | 9/18/2016 | Reddit/the_Donald
    The post in question, traced to Clinton IT guy Paul Combetta. The screen name used was confirmed by reddit users to be Combetta.
  • Computer Specialist Who Deleted Clinton Emails May Have Asked Reddit for Tips

    09/19/2016 2:41:08 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 63 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 19, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    An army of reddit users believes it has found evidence that former Hillary Clinton computer specialist Paul Combetta solicited free advice regarding Clinton's private email server from users of the popular web forum. A collaborative investigation showed a reddit user with the username stonetear requested help in relation to retaining and purging email messages after 60 days, and requested advice on how to remove a "VERY VIP" individual's email address from archived content. The requests match neatly with publicly known dates related to Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. Stonetear has deleted the posts, but...
  • House panel looking into Reddit post about Clinton´s email server

    09/19/2016 4:16:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The HIll ^ | 9/19/16 | Katie Bo Williams
    The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is the chairman of the panel’s Government Operations subcommittee. “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-year-old post from an account believed to belong to Combetta, an...
  • House panel looking into Reddit post about Clinton's email server

    09/19/2016 3:26:03 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/19/2016 | Katie Bo Williams
    The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is the chairman of the panel’s Government Operations subcommittee. “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-year-old post from an account believed to belong to Combetta, an...
  • Breaking: Reddit Users Break HUGE Clinton Email Story – Proving Hillary ORDERED Emails to Be

    09/19/2016 3:13:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    Reddit, Twitter via The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/19/16 | Reddit, Twitter via Jim Hoft
    Breaking: Reddit Users Break HUGE Clinton Email Story – Proving Hillary ORDERED Emails to Be Stripped Jim Hoft Sep 19th, 2016 11:49 am 291 Comments Breaking: REDDIT USERS BLOW HILLARY’S EMAIL SCANDAL WIDE OPEN!— hillary phone Rep. Steven Smith posted this on Monday morning. “BREAKING: Citizen Journalist breaks HUGE Clinton email story PROVING Hillary ORDERED EMAILS TO BE STRIPPED!” BREAKING: Citizen Journalist breaks HUGE Clinton email story PROVING Hillary ORDERED EMAILS TO BE STRIPPED! #MAGA — Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) September 19, 2016 And here is the tweet he links to– “Paul Combetta ASKED TO STRIP OR REPLACE VIP’s...

    09/19/2016 12:38:05 PM PDT · by exbanker · 15 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | September 19, 2016 | RAUL3
    Paul Combetta may have sought advice from Reddit on how to back fill a bunch of Hillary Clinton’s old emails with someone else’s name. On the Friday, September 2nd, late in the afternoon before Labor Day weekend, the FBI released a huge trove of Clinton emails discovered during their investigation of the former Secretary of State’s use of a private email server.
  • Reddit Users Find Proof of Hillary’s IT Company Researching How to Delete Emails Without a Trace

    09/19/2016 9:58:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Breaking: Citizen Journalists May Have Just Found Proof of Clinton Ordering Emails Be Stripped of VIP’s Email Address— Rep. Steven Smith @RepStevenSmith BREAKING: Citizen Journalist breaks HUGE Clinton email story PROVING Hillary ORDERED EMAILS TO BE STRIPPED! This exchange took place on Reddit and involves Paul Combetta an employee with Platte River Networks, the company in charge of Hillary Clinton’s home server. Combetta was granted immunity from Obama’s Department of Justice in their investigation of Clinton. Combetta was the employee who deleted all of Hillary Clinton’s emails. According users on Reddit, Combetta asked for assisance in uly 2014 from Reddit...
  • Overwhelming Success: Best Parts of Donald Trump's AMA on REDDIT

    07/27/2016 7:50:18 PM PDT · by MCH · 12 replies
    Regated ^ | July 27, 2016 | Bryan Stascavage
    Donald Trump spent about an hour answering questions from supporters and members of the media today during his ‘Ask Me Anything‘ on Reddit. The AMA was titled “I’m Donald J. Trump and I’m Your Next President of the United States,” which received over 24,000 comments and was ‘gilded’ a record 103 times at time of publication. The number of comments is also a record and beats Obama’s AMA held three years ago. Trump answered a dozen questions, more than Obama’s AMA, repeating many of the same statements he has made on the campaign trail while offering more insight into his...
  • Donald Trump Doing a Reddit AMA Now

    07/27/2016 3:57:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 69 replies
    Reddit ^ | July 27, 2016 | Pinkbell
    Trump posted this: Hello The_Donald readers and the entire Reddit community -- this is going to be SO huge and I'm looking forward to answering your questions. I'm doing this in flight to visit the great people of Toledo, OH, so Internet connection might be spotty -- I promise you, I'll answer all the questions I can. I want to do BIG things for America and as your President, I WILL Make America Great Again! Be back in 30 -- 7 pm ET!

    07/27/2016 2:32:41 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 53 replies
    Reddit ^ | Mod Team of /r/the_donald
    Welcome everyone! If you are here from the media, there is a post right next to this one for you. Please read it. CENTIPEDES, Today is the long awaited day and in about an hour and half from now our next President, Mr. Donald J. Trump will be posting his thread for you to all ask him questions. The mod team wanted to give a short-notice heads-up on how this is going to work: Mr. Trump will be posting from his own account an AMA thread at 6:30ET. It will be stickied immediately. Once the thread is stickied it will...
  • Donald Trump to host Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything")

    07/25/2016 12:24:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WTVR-TV ^ | July 25, 2016 | CNN Wire
    NEW YORK — Redditors will get a chance to ask Donald Trump anything they want on Wednesday evening. The Republican presidential candidate is scheduled to host a Reddit AMA (short for Ask Me Anything) session starting at 6:30 p.m. ET, his campaign announced Monday. The questions and answers will be posted on “The_Donald” subreddit, which has over 180,000 subscribers, instead of “IAmA,” where most high-profile AMAs are hosted. (Hillary Clinton’s subreddit page has about 21,000 subscribers.) Moderators of The_Donald subreddit celebrated the news with a post that called the candidate “our God Emperor, the Nimble Navigator, Mr. Donald J. Trump!”(continued)
  • Trump doing a Reddit AMA during DNC

    Donald J. Trump will be doing an AMA on Reddit during the DNC.
  • Reddit Will Adjust Algorithm To Censor Trump Supporters Following Orlando Shootings

    06/16/2016 3:28:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Reddit has announced a change to its algorithm on /r/all, the page that is meant to rank the most popular posts trending across the site’s user-run communities. According to Reddit, the algorithm will be changed to promote more “diversity” on the subreddit. The change is an explicit response to the Islamic terrorist attacks in Orlando, Florida. In their aftermath, /r/all was dominated by posts from /r/The_Donald, the primary community for Trump supporters on the site. /r/all collects and ranks posts on Reddit according to how many “upvotes” they receive from users. A post typically requires several thousand upvotes to reach...
  • Reddit Turns to ‘The Donald’ for News—In Record Numbers

    06/13/2016 5:38:43 PM PDT · by orchestra · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 6/13/2016 | Ben Collins
    Reddit users crying ‘censorship’ over the Orlando shooter’s religion fled to a Trump subreddit in record numbers. Now they’re petitioning for the removal of Reddit moderators. After the terror attacks in Orlando, Reddit users seeking details about the shooting instead found a blanket ban on mentioning the shooter’s religion on the site’s primary news subreddit. Claiming “censorship” and citing “PC” culture, a record number of Reddit users unsubscribed from one of the site’s largest communities and joined r/The_Donald instead, the largest subreddit for Donald Trump supporters on the site.
  • Former Facebook employees confirm: FB regularly suppresses ‘trending’ conservative news

    05/09/2016 3:32:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Robert Laurie
    Surprised? Not really. I know what you’re thinking. “There are people who get their daily news from social postings on Facebook?” Sadly, the answer to that is yes. At any given moment there are over 150 million users roaming Mark Zuckerberg’s monstrosity, and you can bet that some percentage of them rarely read anything outside the online utopia. So, while we may not like to admit it, the “trending” section at the upper right of the page has become frighteningly important. Facebook swears that it determines what’s “trending” by analyzing reader preference. If it’s popular on the site - meaning...
  • The Clinton Campaign Will Fight You On Twitter

    04/22/2016 8:45:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | April 22, 2016 | Jason Linkens, editor, Eat The Press
    Over the course of the Democratic presidential primary, Hillary Clinton’s principal argument against Bernie Sanders has been that his agenda — universal health care, free college tuition, et al. — is impractical, too utopian, too “pie in the sky.” This is especially true, she says, given the structural obstacles in the way. Sanders is promising to do the impossible; she, on the other hand, is the candidate who can Get Things Done. In other news, the Clinton campaign is planning to spend a lot of money in an effort to finally “correct” the internet. OK, then! As The Daily Beast’s...
  • Scott Adams talks Trump on Reddit

    04/20/2016 4:21:45 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 15 replies ^ | 04/13/16 | Scott Adams et al
    I am Scott Adams, a trained hypnotist and creator of the Dilbert cartoons, and I predicted that Donald Trump will win the presidency in a landslide. Ask me anything! You might like to learn more about my Moist Robot hypothesis (the idea behind my Trump predictions) in my book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Trump has several ways to win. Server scandal leads to Clinton's indictment. Or worse, it gets blocked for political reasons. Rehashing the Clinton scandals of the past makes everyone hate her and not want to go back to that. Trump's...
  • Make Reddit Great Again: Trump Troll Army Grinds Out Nearly 52 Million Page Views in March

    04/17/2016 2:58:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Liberal broadcaster MSNC is alarmed by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s growing support on the popular social media site Reddit. Describing the businessman and presidential candidate’s supporters on the site as “trolls,” MSNBC goes into an in-depth analysis of Reddit’s growing Trump following. thousands of users have posted gifs, memes, and links to articles praising Trump and tearing into his perceived opponents. The subreddit r/The_Donald scored nearly 52 million page-views in March, up from 12.6 million in February and 1.3 million in January. In doing so, it lapped the next most popular candidate subreddit, r/SandersForPresident, which attracted 35 million views in...
  • Donald Trump Finds Support in Reddit’s Unruly Corners

    04/10/2016 2:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 8, 2016 | John Herman
    “We’re at war,” the video began. “No one wants to admit it, but humanity is under attack.” The narration continued, delivered over swelling music and video of protests and gunfire: “One very specific man might be all that stands between humanity and the greatest threat of our brief existence.” The man being offered as the savior of a doomed world is Donald J. Trump. And on Monday Mr. Trump shared the video with the millions of people who follow him on Twitter and Facebook as he tries to secure the Republican nomination for president. But the original version of the...
  • Reddit Steps Up Anti-Harassment Measures With New Blocking Tool

    04/06/2016 8:05:44 PM PDT · by JPX2011 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mike Isaac
    SAN FRANCISCO — Since 2005, Reddit has been a veritable wonderland for the most extreme forms of free speech on the Internet. On this general interest message board, all it takes to make — or break — someone else’s day on Reddit is a fleeting thought, a made-up screen name and a few quick keystrokes. But with the site’s pseudonymity have come other byproducts. Some of Reddit’s biggest detractors claim the web discussion forum is a breeding ground for trolls, a hub that helps them organize and spread like a virus across the rest of the Internet. Reddit has in...
  • Belgian: ‘I’ve Been Pretty Leftist My Entire Life’ But ‘I Am Done Defending’ Islam

    03/22/2016 9:14:40 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    Reddit, via The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Christian Datoc
    In the wake of the Brussels terror attacks, a Belgian Reddit user wrote that though, “I’ve been pretty leftist my entire life … I am done defending” Islamic culture. Responding to the “Reports of explosions at Brussels airport” thread, the now deleted comment — which was screen captured and re-shared on “The Donald” subreddit — explained that “enough is enough.” “I’m all for integration and tolerance, but something is rotten to the core when it comes to Muslim culture within Europe,” the post continued.
  • What really happened at the Chicago rally - My Firsthand Account (Not me - post from Reddit)

    03/11/2016 10:00:06 PM PST · by Marie · 140 replies
    Reddit ^ | 3/11/2016 | ChicagoTrumpAttendee
    At 2:30 p.m., I arrived at the Donald Trump rally located at the UIC pavilion in Chicago, IL. There was light police presence at the Blue Line station, and the pavilion was short walk away. There I waited in line for about an hour until making it to the front doors, going through a security scanner, and finding a seat in the main hall. For nearly two hours the pavilion filled until it neared capacity. It was clear that protesters were seated around the room, given easily away by their manner of dress. Most of the Trump supporters, being suburbanite...
  • One more place Trump is getting support: Reddit

    02/25/2016 3:21:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 25, 2016 | Jason Abbruzzese
    Redditors love Bernie -- but Donald Trump is not far behind. With the 2016 election in full swing, the Internet and social media are teeming with politics news and discussion. Reddit is no different. Well, Reddit is always a little different. While Redditors are not squaring off in public just yet, a burgeoning rivalry has emerged among the Reddit polliterati between the two biggest outsiders -- Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. For now, Sanders still has a considerable lead. His biggest subreddit -- /r/SandersForPresident -- counts more than 193,000 subscribers that "Feel the Bern." Trump, however, is catching up quickly....