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[–] theMETA 2 points 72 points (+74|-2) ago 

As valid as this point is, it's not funny, and it doesn't belong in this sub. You're using a high-traffic sub to get views on unrelated media, and that's tantamount to spam, in my book.

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[–] aztek 3 points 53 points (+56|-3) ago  (edited ago)

/v/funny is highly abused to push political agendas and it really needs to stop. Unless it contains an actual humorous element it shouldn't be here. To be clear, political jokes are fine no matter who it's making fun of; but it has to be funny and not just there to be self-serving political trash.

This isn't a bad video - there's a lot of thoughtful discussion in it and people actually speak without talking over each other and screaming like idiots. There's emotion but it's reserved and respectful. OTOH it doesn't change the fact that there are better places to post this content. It should be treated as spam. It's time to take back the sub so we can get back to laughing instead of cloning the politics/news subs.

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[–] tiggergurlies 22 points 24 points (+46|-22) ago 

As valid as this point is, it's not funny, and it doesn't belong in this sub.

Agree completely.

You're using a high-traffic sub to get views on unrelated media, and that's tantamount to spam, in my book

It is much more sinister than that. This is targeted propaganda from the right. They use real world problems as catalysts to popularise their own insane rhetoric. This is what makes their propaganda so dangerous in the first place: it usually contains elements of truth.

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[–] ChronicMathDebater 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

It is much more sinister than that. This is targeted propaganda from the right. They use real world problems as catalysts to popularise their own insane rhetoric. This is what makes their propaganda so dangerous in the first place: it usually contains elements of truth.

We can agree that this doesn't belong here, but given Voat's userbase, it's more likely that this is just a typical Republican who has posted his content in the wrong place. Look, for example, at /r/the_donald; this is exactly what you'd see there. Moreover, we have a lot of (funny) political cartoons on /v/funny. It's understandable to mix the two up when Voat is so heavily right-wing.

Between malice and stupidity, I'm far more inclined to argue that this is a case of honest stupidity rather than a right-wing conspiracy to get Voat to hate muslims more than it hates muslims already.

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[–] Runaway-White-Slave 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Shocked and amazed, it's not funny, and things that are funny get buried around here if there's the slightest bit "too much" political element to it....

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

downvoated because offtopic.

it's a good video but it's not /v/funny material

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