First Twitter, then Facebook, now Reddit — gradually, then suddenly the major social media (through which 99% of online speech go through — or in other words 99% of all speech) have decided that censorship was ok and part of their job. A terrifying trend.

by The_In-Betweener

Trump’s Twitch channel suspended, and Reddit bans pro-Trump online group – www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/06/29/trump-twitch-channel-pro-trump-reddit-group-cited-hate-speech/3280356001/

Reddit closes long-running forum supporting President Trump after years of policy violations – www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/06/29/reddit-closes-long-running-forum-supporting-president-trump-after-years-policy-violations/

Reddit bans subreddit dedicated to Donald Trump in effort to curb hate speech – globalnews.ca/news/7121057/reddit-bans-donald-trump-subreddit/

Reddit, Acting Against Hate Speech, Bans ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit – The influential pro-Trump community broke the rules on harassment and targeting, said Reddit, which also banned other groups. – www.nytimes.com/2020/06/29/technology/reddit-hate-speech.html

Social media site Reddit bans pro-Trump forum, live-streamer Twitch bans U.S. president’s channel – nationalpost.com/news/world/social-media-site-reddit-bans-pro-trump-forum-live-streamer-twitch-bans-u-s-presidents-channel

Reddit Is Done Pretending The Donald Is Fine – www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/06/reddit-ban-the-donald-chapo-content-policy/613639/

Reddit bans largest pro-Trump subreddit amid hate speech crackdown – www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/29/reddit-the-donald-twitch-social-media-hate-speech

Reddit bans 2,000 subreddits, including The_Donald and Chapo Trap House – theweek.com/speedreads/922657/reddit-bans-2000-subreddits-including-thedonald-chapo-trap-house

It’s over on these big platforms. The sooner we all abandon them and prop up their competitors, the better off we’ll all be.

Some suggestions:

Saidit [dot] net

Minds [dot] com

Bitchute [dot] com

Parler [dot] com

 

 

The Law says you have to be a publisher or a platform. Reddit is a Platform, they are not responsible for what is posted. Reddit is a Platform, they decide what can be posted. A court is currently hearing claims that Big Tech violated the First Amendment and Antitrust Laws. All this is related.