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  • Trump supporters create social media platform tailored for them

    A new social media platform for supporters of President Trump has emerged as his backers continue to migrate away from traditional forums such as Reddit. The new website,, was created by users of the r/The_Donald subreddit after Reddit became more controlling about what content could be posted in the forum. In June, the company announced that the subreddit would be “quarantined.” The quarantine, which is still in effect, doesn’t ban the forum but removes certain features and restricts how its content is shared. It also includes a warning about viewing the subreddit. The new website is structured similarly to...
  • Far-Left Reddit Community Posts Guide to Locating Trump Donors

    09/05/2019 12:14:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4 Sep 2019976 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    <p>A far-left subreddit known for posts encouraging acts of political violence has posted a guide to locating individuals who donated to President Trump.</p> <p>Subreddits are user-created communities that operate along similar lines to Facebook groups. This particular subreddit, started by far-left users and named “Fuckthealtright,” has a history of attracting violent threats.</p>
  • Buddy Fletcher and Ellen Pao’s marriage ending with mudslinging and acrimony

    08/18/2019 4:50:49 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 16, 2019 | 10:34pm | Updated | Carleton English and Emmett Berg
    Buddy Fletcher is so broke he can’t afford his divorce from Ellen Pao, The Post has learned. The former high-flying hedge fund manager — who once rubbed elbows with Lauren Bacall and Roberta Flack — has no lawyer and is representing himself in a divorce from Pao, the former interim CEO of Reddit. He claims in court papers that the divorce, which is ongoing, left him “homeless” at one point, including a period of living in his car. The couple — known as much for Pao’s Silicon Valley gender discrimination claims as Fletcher’s financial downfall — have been slowly working...
  • (Anti-)Social Media Inciting Hatred

    08/12/2019 7:27:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American ^ | August 12, 2019 | Leo Goldstein
    “… we definitely help divide people”Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEOIt is impossible to understand the current state of social polarization while ignoring the Internet, and its especially toxic part, which should be called anti-social media (“ASM”). ASM includes Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Reddit. ASM distorts our social and political communications in many ways. The mechanics of ASM generate misunderstanding, hatred, and polarization. ASM leaders multiply this damage by denying that and falsely pointing fingers at Trump and Trump supporters. Lack of Empathy Aggravated by AnonymityASM is not and has never been social. The internet is perfect for storing and transmitting information,...
  • Reddit user offers to pay for sister’s abortion but won’t give same amount to help her choose life

    08/11/2019 6:28:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    live Action ^ | AUG 5, 2019 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    Why do women choose to have abortions? Often it’s because they think they have no other choice; perhaps they’re struggling financially, they have little to no support from their families, they’re being coerced, they fear their education or career will be compromised. It’s frequently a choice made out of desperation, not desire. With better support, women wouldn’t feel compelled to have an abortion, and a story told on a Reddit message board is a perfect example. A woman, posting under the name “Fruit_Enthusiast,” wrote on a Reddit message board dedicated to finding out who is wrong in an argument, that...
  • Reddit Quarantines r/The_Donald

    06/26/2019 11:41:06 PM PDT · by GeneBrownUSA · 21 replies ^ | 06/26/2019 | Gene Brown
    <p>Add Reddit to the long list of tech companies over stepping their boundaries. They have now quarantined the “r/The_Donald” subreddit.</p> <p>Reddit claims that Trump supporters were calling for violence against police officers in Oregon. The Governor of Oregon called for Republican law makers to be dragged in by law enforcement to cast votes regarding climate change.</p>
  • Reddit Quarantines Trump-Loving Subreddit The_Donald After Calls For Violence Against Police

    06/26/2019 11:09:18 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 41 replies
    Reddit has moved to quarantine the Donald Trump-loving subreddit r/The_Donald after a spate of messages calling for politically fueled violence. The subreddit, which has been promoted as the largest online community for supporters of President Trump, had seen a surge in posts regarding the recent political standoff in Oregon, which has been marked with tensions and threats of violence. Many of the posts and statements from users made threats against police officers, some vague and others direct. Those who tried to access r/The_Donald were met with a message saying the subreddit had been quarantined for these threats of violence against...
  • Untold Stories: The American Workers Replaced by the H-1B Visa Program

    05/06/2019 2:57:50 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 69 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 04 May 2019 | Matthew Sussis
    Eleven Americans explain how Big Tech’s cheap foreign labor cost them their livelihoods.
  • Former Reddit CEO: Popular pro-Trump forum should be banned

    05/06/2019 2:31:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 3-6-2019 | Shawn Langois
    Reddit’s “The_Donald” group claims 740,000 subscribers, or “patriots,” as they call themselves. This raucous corner of the internet is home to all things wonderful about Trump and tends to get slammed by critics as toxic to the public discourse. From Islamophobia and misogyny to disinformation and propaganda, the group is often called out for violating Reddit’s rulebook. Yet, even as more sites have been purged across social media, “The_Donald” is still going strong. But why? Let former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao explain it: ‘The fear that platform employees have of their users drives a lot of decision making in ways...
  • Reddit Page Bans White People From Posting

    04/08/2019 12:08:29 PM PDT · by MNDude · 45 replies
    A Reddit page dedicated to black issues has declared that white people are no longer allowed to post there anymore. The forum, r/BlackPeopleTwitter, posted an “important announcement,” which stated, “Due to the overwhelming number of white people and white opinions present on BTP, we are now restricting access to this sub for black folks only.” Non-black people then responded to the post by humiliating themselves, embracing their white guilt, and begging to be allowed to post again. “Super white dude here. I’d like to apply for the token white guy position,” responded one white user. “I won’t post or comment...
  • My Dream a place at Moron University

    11/24/2018 1:33:25 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 12 replies
    Hong Kong Standard ^ | 22 November 2018 | Nurri Vittachi
    Users of Reddit, a rowdy international website, were shocked yesterday when someone posted a list of Hong Kong football teams with names such as White Youth and French Kiss. Before anyone complains, White Youth isn't racist and has Asian members. But still, Hongkongers probably wouldn't want to wear White Youth T-shirts when visiting Western countries, where almost everyone seems to have a desperate need to feel mortally offended all the time. At least our club names are not as awkward as Deportivo Moron of Argentina. The team comes from the district that houses the memorably named Moron University, an actual...
  • Reddit has dedicated ‘war room’ to fight Russian misinformation

    10/17/2018 8:56:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on Wednesday detailed the "war room" the company has created to fend off foreign misinformation campaigns on the fifth most-visited U.S. site, saying the collaborative effort has helped the company address the issue. Huffman told NBC News that the company has multiple teams dedicated to addressing the spread of misinformation and protecting the site from manipulative behavior. The look inside the "war room" comes just a few weeks ahead of the midterm elections, which experts have warned are a target for foreign entities attempting to influence American voters. "They’re not simple issues," Huffman told NBC. "The...
  • Reddit’s r/The_Donald Censors Investigative Writer David Reznor and Articles from Chalet Reports

    10/03/2018 3:52:14 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 11 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 2 October 2018 | Mercedes Malmesbury
    Chalet Reports has just been subjected to the most hypocritical, two-faced, bigoted, and abusive censorship that I have had the displeasure of witnessing in my many years as an editor. I normally don’t get directly involved in creating material for Chalet Reports because of my own traffic load in preparation of books for publication by Chalet Books, but this egregious abuse of the First Amendment by a forum that claims to be a champion of free speech is more than any rational human being who cares about freedom of expression can stand by silently and watch. David Reznor is among...
  • BREAKING: Reddit Shuts Down Second-Largest Pro-Trump Subreddit

    09/13/2018 11:58:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    BigLeaguePolitics ^ | 9-12-2018 | Patrick Howley
    Reddit has banned the second-largest pro-President Trump subreddit, The Great Awakening, as tech platforms increasingly ban Trump-supporting and conservative forums. Top Reddit moderators made Big League Politics aware of the fact that “The Great Awakening” was banned Tuesday night at 11:45 PM. The subreddit has been down all day. The Great Awakening subreddit served as an informal platform for followers of the Q Anon movement, as well as for other independent researchers. Top Reddit moderators have provided Big League Politics with information showing that left-wing operatives including an employee of CBS have been involved in posing as Trump supporters to...
  • EU smacks internet in the face with link tax and upload filter laws

    09/12/2018 5:10:05 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 71 replies
    ZD-NET ^ | September 12, 2018 | By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    On Sept. 12, European Parliament voted for the Copyright Directive. This updating of online copyright tries to make certain media companies and publishers are paid for their work when shared on Facebook or YouTube and aggregated by such sites as Google News. Articles 11 and 13 of this law has been harshly criticized both by internet experts and companies. Article 11 grants publications copyright over any online content sharing. In practice, this means sites could charge services like Hacker News and Reddit for aggregating their stories. This is being called a link tax. Article 13 requires content sharing sites to...
  • The Leaked Video That Shows The World What Google Is

    09/13/2018 8:48:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/13/18 | Judi McLeod
    It can be watched in full at Breitbart who say “It can and should be watched in full in order to get the full context of the meeting and the statements made News virtually impossible to suppress: Even with all its political power and might over largely unsuspecting masses, Tech giant Google cannot steal elections. That is what the recorded video gone viral is now showing the entire digital world.
  • BREAKING: Reddit Shuts Down Second-Largest Pro-Trump Subreddit (LIB TROLLS IDENTIFIED AS CAUSE)

    09/13/2018 8:41:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies ^ | 9/12/2018 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    ...."Top Reddit moderators have provided Big League Politics with information showing that left-wing operatives including an employee of CBS have been involved in posing as Trump supporters to post offensive anonymous content on Reddit in order to get pro-Trump subreddits flagged. BLP will be rolling out that information today as this censorship purge goes into high gear. ...More than 30 covert left-wing actors have been identified coordinating with Phillips, including activists linked to Media Matters and the ACLU."
  • Reddit has banned the QAnon conspiracy subreddit r/GreatAwakening

    09/12/2018 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Coronal · 25 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 12, 2018 | Adi Robertson
    Reddit has banned its subreddit devoted to QAnon conspiracy theories, stating that it violated rules against “inciting violence, harassment, and the dissemination of personal information.” NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny tweeted about the ban of r/GreatAwakening earlier today. It’s the second high-profile purge of a QAnon subreddit — a board called r/CBTS_stream was banned in March for repeatedly violating Reddit guidelines. Some of the subreddit’s users have regrouped on Reddit clone Voat, which takes a more hands-off approach to moderation. The QAnon conspiracy theory, which is based around cryptic internet comments from an anonymous poster known as “Q,” began on...
  • Reddit bans QAnon subreddit that featured pro-Trump conspiracy theories

    09/12/2018 2:14:40 PM PDT · by PetroniusMaximus · 72 replies ^ | 09-12-18 | Abrar Al-Heeti
    A subreddit devoted to QAnon, a conspiracy theory that's captivated far-right social media, has been banned by Reddit. On Wednesday, the company banned r/greatawakening for "repeated violations of the terms of our content policy," a Reddit representative said.
  • Reddit bans Qanon subreddits after months of violent threats

    09/12/2018 3:55:24 PM PDT · by tkocur · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sep.12.2018 | Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins
    Reddit banned its largest community focused on the fringe conspiracy theory Qanon on Wednesday, claiming the subreddit was cut off “due to repeated violations of the terms of our content policy.” The community, called /r/GreatAwakening, had more than 71,000 subscribers making over 10,000 comments on average per day before it was banned. A backup subreddit, /r/the_greatawakening, was also banned, along with 17 other Qanon focused communities, including r/BiblicalQ and r/Quincels. The subreddit, which is a term for the common interest groups that make up Reddit, has been host to a stream of violent threats based on the conspiracy theory —...