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[–] RedditDead2005-2015 1 points 148 points (+149|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Hey, that's my user name!! :)

Anyway, this statement concisely explains why I bolted Reddit, and the false claims by the media that it's just racists, misogynists, and fat people haters who complained of the new censorship rules:

Try posting an article about the TPP to /r/news or /r/worldnews to see the real face of censorship at reddit. While the shuttering of the objectionable subreddits absolutely does reflect on a general change in the attitudes of Reddit Inc, it is not the primary concern of those who support free-speech on the site. The more pressing free-speech concerns are moderator cabals and cliques who run the default subreddits with ideological bias or to the exclusion of all politics which might rock the boat.

The fallout of the drama has led to a situation where the press equates free-speech with supporting the racists, misogynists and trolls while completely ignoring the more subtle concerns that the moderator culture has strangled free expression.

Right now on Voat, there's over 50,000+ subscribers to the top 3 subverses: /v/news , /v/technology , and /v/science . Am I supposed to believe all or most of them are sexists, racists, and fat people haters? The media wants you to believe that Voat is where all of those people had gone.

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[–] go1dfish [S] 1 points 38 points (+39|-1) ago 

Right now on Voat, there's over 50,000+ subscribers to the top 3 subverses: /v/news , /v/technology , and /v/science . Am I supposed to believe all or most of them are sexists, racists, and fat people haters? The media wants you to believe that Voat is where all of those people had gone.

It's the same old story as when people tried to create alternate subreddits like /r/worldpolitics and /r/european there is a kernel of truth to it (because yes the trolls get censored as well) but repeating it is just an attempt to make it a self fulfilling prophesy.

If they get it to stick, you'll see subs or even reddit itself entirely blocking the voat domain/mentions.

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[–] RedditDead2005-2015 6 points 24 points (+30|-6) ago 

Unfortunately, I see it happening to Voat too unless they get a better handle on power-hungry mods whether they're on Reddit or Voat. The censorship on Reddit in news and worldnews was unbearable. You honestly could not have a harsh opinion which didn't agree with the mods. God forbid if you ever said anything negative about Israel which automatically gets you banned on Reddit. I got a taste of the censorship on Voat recently when I posted something to /v/fatpeoplehate . ;) They banned my post because for trolling. That's like banning an atheist from a Christianity forum for questioning anything in the Bible.

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

People also seem to forget that we're all human, and some people just might have both smart, insightful thoughts about current events, and take pleasure in the activities of /fatpeoplehate or wherever else.

It's not like everyone is strictly jesus or strictly satan, everyone's kinda got good sides and bad sides.

NO idea why people keep forgetting that.

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

Several subreddits already delete mentions of voat.

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[–] hirolash 9 points 12 points (+21|-9) ago 

My only regret is, I have but one upvoat to give.

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

Its nice at this point all I can do is upvoat, its breaking me from the bad habits I had gotten over the years of putting up with all the meme, crap over there.

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

Oh yeah, I was scouring everywhere on r/news on TPP and couldn't find anything!

I had to go on twitter and read up on it. :(

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

I can hate fat people because I scientifically understand their economical and biological impact on society.