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[–] Superking 0 points 155 points (+155|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is absolutely shameful. The mods have to be getting paid to do this because I cannot believe someone could be that tremendous of a corporate whore for free. One of the biggest trade deals in the history of mankind being shoved through without any real public oversight, and the mods of r/news are pretending it is just "politics". Fucking shameful.

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[–] Genghis_Khan 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

They seem to be talking about it in r/politics, though this really needs all the attention it can get.

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[–] refugee610 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Of course, /politics hasn't been a default in years. No harm letting the people in there talk about it.

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

That shuts out half the discussion since anyone with a right-wing perspective is persona non grata on /r/politics.

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

Are you sure you're not thinking of /r/politic? It's top post of the week there, but in /r/politics, "Senate Set to Pass TPP "Fast-Track" Bill Despite Protests" is at least a few dozen posts down (top posts for last week), and that's the first mention of it. Yeah, there's a few posts, but less, and less popular, than I would expect.

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

Yes, if everything is against the rule, they have free reign to remove anything they dislike. Yet plenty of other "political" topics stay up.

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[–] neverenuff 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

You're just a corporate slut until you get paid

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[–] vladimir002 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's pretty obvious at this point that both the reddit mods and admins are getting paid for this.

If I recall correctly (don't have the link right now), one of the /r/news mods even admitted it.

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[–] 123_456 1 points 77 points (+78|-1) ago 

Reddit is a corporate playground. It's all about business. Fuck making the world better really. At least from Pao's perspective. That cunt.

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[–] nikopol 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

Pao censoring everything to sell the site to corporate drones was the nail in the coffin, everything went downhill when r/adviceanimals took over the frontpage everyday (DAE Meme battles? ayy lmao). Mainstream was the death of reddit, maybe after the Obama IAMA?.

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

Reddit still has a lot of great discussions on the non-mainstream subs, but yeah, anything that is/was a default sub is becoming near-intolerable.

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

/r/adviceanimals got popular when advice animals got popular, so around 2009 or so. Back then, the big subreddits were shitty, but just because they were big, not because of any abuse or whatever (not that that didn't always happen somewhere).

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

Eh, the problem with this correct assessment is that the mods and admins don't care. You can't make a difference or do anything about someone's actions if you can't force them and they don't care.

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[–] pangpang 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

Sad that this is happening at a place that once stood against government and corporate measures to take away freedom on the internet (SOPA etc.).

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[–] FatFreddyFreekowtski 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

It did that at the time ONLY to preserve itself.

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[–] demoniacph 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

How dare you invade their safe space.

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

Careful, you might trigger them!

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

TW: TPP

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

why not crowdfund an ad in the wall street journal or someshit? lets see reddit shut THAT down

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[–] Tipman79 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

First problem I see with that; do you imagine a lot of Redditors are also Wall Street Journal subscribers?

Edit: Holy hell... to everyone who's asking "why would that matter" or variations thereof. The original issue presented was that there were no popular subs that you could post about TPP in to spread the word on reddit in any meaningful way:

The problem is also that there are no other appropriate subs that people could provide information to the unaware readers.

Then the user I replied to suggested an ad in the WSJ. This would not solve the problem that was initially brought up. I was not addressing the issue of raising awareness of TPP anywhere other than reddit, which is the issue the WSJ suggestion was responding to, and I in turn to it. The entire point of the original post was that information about TPP was being censored in the major subs on Reddit. It wasn't about raising awareness outside of Reddit to begin with.

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

Because Reddit could just have a featured story in the WSJ in response. Or the ad would simply be refused by the WSJ.

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

What about /r/worldnews? Is it as bad as /r/news?

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[–] Quawonk 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They joined the fight against SOPA/PIPA by blacking out the whole site three years ago. Since then, the corporations have bought them off, no doubt about that.

http://i.imgur.com/uycQJW3.png

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

SOPA can hurt their bottom line; an increase in (their own) corporate power can not.

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[–] thuvia_1 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

i honestly can't even browse reddit anymore. it's really only shitposts and memes now, nothing of any value or substance. the only thing on the front page today about TPP is on /r/conspiracy. i go to /r/asoif and that's it.

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

And the admins know full well that nobody will take anything seriously from /r/conspiracy when I have found it contains the most intelligent people on reddit. So they don't even have to censor that, and therefore maintain the appearance of allowing free speech. Sleazy bastards.

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[–] Madbrad200 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Admins aren't the ones doing the "censoring", it's the mods.

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

I feel similar. I used to browse reddit a lot until the fattening, which really turned me off to the site. Now I only look at reddit a little, and rarely the front page or big subs.

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[–] bill.lee 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

In particular, this is why reddit should be fully ignored. For the major subs it seems they've created a labyrinth of rules that are near impossible to follow. I haven't been in awhile but they seem to get worse by the day...and many of their user-base is incapable of leaving multi-word comments. I say just stay away.

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

This.

Okay, just kidding. No, I completely understand and can mostly agree. I tend to think of each sub as it's own house with it's own rules. I'm cool with that. But the rest of it? It's hardly worth my time. There are a couple subs that I'm a part of that are important to me for the subject matter but other than that, I pretty much leave it alone. Coming here and seeing actual news and events vs. going there and see nothing but memes and jokes is like night and day. I have over 400 subs blocked with RES on reddit and I still get very little of value.

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[–] geekygirl23 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

There are almost a million subs as claimed in their video. I read /r/all. So tell me, how many years of my life should I spend reading rules written by idiots that go against the entire spirit of the platform they utilize?

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

The reason there are so many rules in the big subs is so that if a mod disagrees with any post then they can remove it and site it as breaking one of them. There's no other reason for the majority of rules on subs, other than those that limit user to self posts. I had a submission deleted from pics because when I uploaded it through the bacon reader app it wasn't a direct link to the image, even though albums are posted there consistently.

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