August 31, 2013
It’s bad enough that the government censors and manipulates social media.
But Reddit, Facebook, Digg, Youtube and other social media sites have long censored content as well.
For example, Facebook pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list. For example, Facebook deletes accounts created by any Palestinian resistance groups.
Many accuse Youtube of blatant censorship.
And today, two front-page stories on Reddit show:
(1) Reddit censors
(2) Redditors are furious about it
(Reddit is an immensely popular website, especially among young men. 6% of all adults – and 15% of all males aged 18-29 – read Reddit.)
One front-page Reddit story today – with more than 8,000 upvotes at last count- reported:
The top comments to the story are slamming Reddit over censorship:
The second front-page Reddit story says:
Here’s the top comment to that story:
And see this.
One of the top, longest-serving moderators told me privately that he disagrees with the harsh stance of some moderators. I’m a long-time Redditor, and am good friends with other old-timers. We are all disgusted by the censorship.
This article was posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 5:49 am