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[–] Ywis [S] 1 point 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

Mine was mens rights discussion. I was reading some people begging mods to remove content about MRA's because of how violent and regressive they were. I looked up what an MRA was expecting to find a militia group or a cult. It turned out to be divorced guys trying to point out unjust laws. That was more than five years ago when I started noticing nut jobs trying to inflate minuscule disagreements into huge rifts in the reddit community.

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[–] ForWhiteSake 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'd have to say it's the same. What struck me as curious is that during Reddit's early years there were far more morally questionable subs floating around. I think MRA shit is a good gateway for alternative thinking but ultimately I strayed from it. Men aren't ever going to get the treatment women receive and for the most part it's a good thing so long as society remembers it exists thanks largely due to men and that feminism need to be destroyed.

Of course it didn't take long for Reddit to realize there was much worse shit that flew in the face of their overwhelmingly liberal values. They came crashing down on that shit quick. The recent algorithm change that tries to prevent Trump news (that isn't mocking him) from reaching the front page has to be the most blatant censorship they've ever pulled though.

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[–] ginganinja 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I had to unsub from /r/mensrights because it just made me too angry.

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

Don't got to /r/pussypass you'll get an aneurysm.

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

gamergate

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

the fattening

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[–] Ywis [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That was a good example of poor management. It sounded like she did a ton of work and was great at it. There was no reason for what happened to her.

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[–] bananapie62 ago 

What happened?

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[–] 6002123? 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

A default subreddit deleted a frontpaged, scholarly article showing that men are disproportionately arrested when they call the cops to get help with their abusive girlfriends/wives. A few mods showed up in some subreddits afterwards (/r/undelete I think). I civilly but insistently asked one mod, /u/-Richard- for an explanation, and he told me to suck his cock and that he was reporting everyone to the Reddit admins for "vote brigading." I was shadowbanned a few hours later.

Once I noticed I had been banned (I checked out of paranoia, as I had received no notification, despite being a four year old account), I contacted an admin and got a response hours later. They found that I had voted on the same content more than once a handful of times, which I explained was accidental due to switching accounts. The admins agreed to 'do me a favor' (my interpretation) and unban my six or so accounts, for I used several to keep my activities separate. I had to promise to not vote on the same content multiple times, even though we're talking about a few votes once every few weeks.

It wasn't until a few weeks later that I learned the admin hadn't unbanned one of my accounts...surprise surprise, it was the one I used to comment on TheRedPill, MensRights, and SRSSucks. This was well before the whole Ellen Pao fiasco, and this incident, along with the tacit endorsement the admins gave to the site-breaking subreddit ShitRedditSays during its heyday, made me realize how biased and scummy the admins were. This would be proven again and again as they continually cracked down on free speech and rewarded heavily censored subreddits. The sum of their actions can only make sense if you interpret it as do-gooder bay area tech pussies white knighting and stroking their social justice boners by banning ideas they personally disagree with. (I.e., anything not hyper-liberal and third-wave-feminist.)

In the case of the TIL censorship, it goes without saying that the default mod going around telling people to suck his cock had no admin action taken against him. He deleted his own account and showed up in a new wave of mod accounts on that subreddit some time after things calmed down (both of these things confirmed by another mod there). Since then the subreddit, TIL, has continually banned all similar content, including that same study three times from the frontpage (and countless times before it got there).

Here's the scholarly article in question, by the way. It's from the National Institute of Health: http://wordpress.clarku.edu/dhines/files/2012/01/Douglas-Hines-2011-helpseeking-experiences-of-male-victims.pdf


Once Voat became a thing I was motivated to convince people to leave Reddit, and I made a script that shows you what the frontpage would look like if the mods didn't delete anything. Here's what the frontpage would look like right now: https://i.imgur.com/v2Zzu9H.jpg

It posts them twice a day to /r/RedditMinusMods (because Voat doesn't have an API).


Edit: Bonus censorship: I took a sample of a month's worth of frontpaged deletions concerning McDonald's and found ample evidence to suspect that their social media PR firm at least abuses the report button to get negative content removed. It's possible the mods themselves even shill for them: https://www.reddit.com/r/undelete/comments/3vg2ue/213390660_proof_why_you_should_never_spit_on_a/cxn9oh9. It'd take longer to prove it, but there's little reason to suspect that there isn't widespread censorship to protect Reddit's viability as an astroturfing platform. Whether it's Reddit removing unflattering corporate content or the well-oiled machinery of social media groups is unclear.

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[–] Cobr4Comm4nder 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I love your work man. I was never that deep into reddit but that article being deleted pissed me off to no end.

Really interesting to see the front page untouched by anything but self censorship.

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[–] con77 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I got banned for life for making what I considered a mild joke on Old School Cool.

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[–] con77 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

something innocuous. So insignificant that the mod had to be trippin. I commented on the looks of a woman in a 100 year old photo.

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

I was banned from r/britishsuccess because someone said "I live in a poor area and I don't see any UKIP posters. Success!". They later said the area was poor because it was full mostly of migrants. I said "living in a poor area full of migrants is not a success" and was banned without warning. That was my first dose of how backwards and SJW reddit is.

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

I was tired of young adults expressing their "Experience" at age 20 and piling on good honest advice and down voating it. I hope they all fill a bus and drive off a cliff.

I never made it to the censorship.

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