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Reddit Busted Censoring Alternative Media

Posted By admin On August 31, 2013 @ 5:49 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Washington’s Blog [1]
August 31, 2013

It’s bad enough that the government censors and manipulates  [2]social media.

But Reddit [3]Facebook, Digg, Youtube and other social media sites  [4]have long censored content as well.

For example, Facebook pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list [5]. For example, Facebook deletes accounts created by any Palestinian resistance groups.

Digg was caught censoring stories which were controversial or too critical of the government. See this [6]and this [7].

Many accuse Youtube of blatant censorship [8].

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 [9] – read Reddit.)

One front-page Reddit story today – with more than 8,000 upvotes at last count- reported [10]:

The Russian news site RT.com has been banned from the popular Reddit forum r/news for spamming and vote manipulation. [11]

The top comments to the story are slamming Reddit over censorship:

Reddit Busted Censoring Alternative Media R1 [12]Reddit Busted Censoring Alternative Media r2 [13]

The second front-page Reddit story says [14]:

RT.com partially banned by Reddit – RT Answers Back. [15]

Here’s the top comment to that story:

Reddit Busted Censoring Alternative Media r3 [16]Digg was destroyed by censorship, and – unfortunately, because I’ve liked Reddit for years – Reddit seems to be headed in the same direction:

Reddit Busted Censoring Alternative Media r5 [17]

And see this [18].

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.

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[1] Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/08/redditors-furious-that-reddit-censors-alternative-media.html

[2] censors and manipulates : http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/08/is-government-just-spying-like-a-passive-peeping-tom-or-is-it-mischievously-using-that-information.html

[3] Reddit: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/01/reddit-co-founder-killed-himself-due-to-government-censorship-and-harassment-in-his-honor-can-reddit-stop-censoring-for-a-little-while.html

[4] Facebook, Digg, Youtube and other social media sites : http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/03/social-media-giants-set-up-free-speech-zones-to-censor-dissent.html

[5] pays low-wage foreign workers to delete certain content based upon a censorship list: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/22/low-wage-facebook-contractor-leaks-secret-censorship-list/

[6] this: http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/news/2007/03/72835

[7] this: http://web.archive.org/web/20070311084954/http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=20587

[8] blatant censorship: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_by_Google#YouTube

[9] 6% of all adults – and 15% of all males aged 18-29: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/reddit/Findings.aspx

[10] reported: http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/1lecql/the_russian_news_site_rtcom_has_been_banned_from/

[11] The Russian news site RT.com has been banned from the popular Reddit forum r/news for spamming and vote manipulation.: http://www.dailydot.com/news/rt-russia-today-banned-reddit-r-news/

[12] Image: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/R1.jpg

[13] Image: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/r2.jpg

[14] says: http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/1lenw6/rtcom_partially_banned_by_reddit_rt_answers_back/

[15] RT.com partially banned by Reddit – RT Answers Back.: http://rt.com/news/rt-reddit-ban-censorship-169/

[16] Image: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/r3.jpg

[17] Image: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/r5.jpg

[18] see this: http://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/1l4aiq/reddit_is_censoring_the_recent_wikileaks_leak/

[19] Has Reddit Banned Almost All Alternative Media?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/has-reddit-banned-almost-all-alternative-media.html

[20] Reddit Passionately Wants to Discuss Censorship … But Moderators Keep Censoring Such a Discussion: http://www.prisonplanet.com/reddit-passionately-wants-to-discuss-censorship-but-moderators-keep-censoring-such-a-discussion.html

[21] Reddit Co-Founder Killed Himself Due to Government Censorship and Harassment … In His Honor, Can Reddit Stop Censoring?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/reddit-co-founder-killed-himself-due-to-government-censorship-and-harassment-%e2%80%a6-in-his-honor-can-reddit-stop-censoring.html

[22] RT.com partially banned by Reddit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rt-com-partially-banned-by-reddit.html

[23] Censorship Costs Reddit Thousands of Readers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/censorship-costs-reddit-thousands-of-readers.html

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