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

Being left of centre, I have to admit being a bit skeptical with some of the more conspiratorial submissions on Voat with regards censorship and Trump.
However, that being said, I have just checked the search terms "Presidential Candidates" and "Presidential Candidates USA" on Google here in the UK and the same results pop up - Clinton, Sanders and Stein.
Interestingly, the bold highlighted text in the search results include not just "Presidential", "Candidates" and "USA" but also "Clinton", "Hillary", "Sanders" and "Stein".


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

Healthy skepticism is fine whichever your political persuasion. It's what you do with the available facts that's most important.


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

This is true. I only mention my political persuasion as, for the moment, Voat appears to be the anti-reddit - as in while Reddit is becoming dominated by the hard Left, Voat is still predominately dominated by the hard Right. I just wanted to show that it is not just Trump supporters or people on the Right of the political spectrum that are becoming very concerned with the increasing censorship and dirty tricks.
With regards the facts and what to do with them, I guess the only thing which can be done at the moment is to catalog and observe what is happening and try inform others as best I can. I do find it extremely interesting what is happening at the moment in the U.S. as I believe the same is happening in most of the nations of the West - a gradual but increasing loss of confidence and trust in the "Establishment" (political leaders, the Media, etc). It appears to be happening in Europe, it has already happened in the U.K. with the Brexit vote, it has happened in the Republic of Ireland with their elections and it is now happening in the United States.
I think that what is happening over on reddit at the moment is a good micro example of what is happening in the real world - with increasing censorship there is increasing complaints and loss of trust, to combat the increasing complaints then the censorship increases which creates even greater loss of trust which requires greater censorship, and the circle continues until it gets to the breaking point.

I guess the point of this rambling post is that it is all going down the shitter eventually.


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

That's a long way of saying you this is accurate.


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

Ha. This is true.


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

Did you find out why Sanders is still on the list?


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

Can only assume that they have not yet updated whatever filters they are using....

....Unless they know something we don't ;)