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[–] peacegnome [S] 1 points 29 points (+30|-1) ago 

If anyone hasn't seen the documentary about this amazing human please watch it: The Internet's Own Boy.

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[–] Konran 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

The guy is a legend for me. A truly inspirational individual. The possibility he was 'suicided' feeds the theory that certain others began to think he was perhaps becoming a little too inspirational.

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[–] Sciency 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

He had major political aspirations. He would have had some serious support too.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This just got released a few days ago: http://thenewpress.com/books/boy-who-could-change-world

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[–] CowWithBeef 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

This put me in tears. Amazing story.

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[–] TheMemeTeam 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

On a side note I wonder if legitimate voat users downvoat harmless things like that or pissed off SJWs from leddit

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

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[–] dontwatchtv 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit, was working behind the scenes with the FBI and NSA. Alexis is all about monetizing Reddit and wouldn't surprise me if he helped get Aaron Swartz out of the way.

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[–] peacegnome [S] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

You can tell just by the how shitty spez talks about aaron that he did most likely had a lot to do with the demise of aaron.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I think they resented Aaron for getting out before things turned to shit. Aaron basically got himself fired after Conde Nast took over.

He saw the writing on the wall.

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[–] Atarian 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Aaron Swartz was a symbol to me that the youth of today weren't all narcissistic instagram whores that I feared them to be, and that young people still have the capacity for bravery, integrity and genius.

The people that killed him (undoubtedly of my own generation) can go fuck themselves.

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[–] mamwad 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Let's be honest. He would have followed us here and then been denigrated for being a leftist Jew.

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[–] BrooklynZOGHQ 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Aaron was a mentsch, shut your fingers. Aaron could have single handedly cured anti-semetism since he had all the intelligence of the most heighty jews yet he strove to destroy everything they have built. Even though he could have easily turned around and said fuck it all in return for an extremely comfortable life, he didn't.

This was the leader we needed and if you ever wonder what would happen if somebody tries to change the system and it looks like he might actually be able to pull it off and isn't just some political hack, you're a dead man.

This is your proof, this is Aaron's legacy. Sobering.

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[–] Question_Authority 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

If you really want to see how bad its gotten on Reddit. Look at some of the posts in the Aaron death post on the front page..

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[–] peacegnome [S] 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

He would not be comfortable with anything that is going on at reddit, and wants information to be unencumbered which is currently voat.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

As he would say: Bits are not a bug

notabug was the original parent company of Reddit that was bought by Conde Nast.

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[–] pepepepepe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I hate it when people put words in a dead man's mouth, regardless of whether I agree with them or not.

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[–] peacegnome [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

where?

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[–] ThizzBoss 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It was only 3 years ago?

I'm not saying that in the "LOL TIME FLIES!! AMIRITE" sense. I'm saying that in the sense that I really wasn't aware of this until reading about it on /r/conspiracy. I always figured it happened back when I was on digg or when I was new to reddit and didn't care about politics ~2010

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