Free Speech Site Reddit To Stifle Free Speech After CEO Gets Called A Child Rapist For Censoring Pizzagate
Check out this shit. Reddit a site allegedly known for free speech is vowing to stifle free speech. Looks like they’re going into full Twitter mode.
They are claiming that Reddit’s CEO Steve Huffman was the innocent victim of online bullies. This is the justification being used for a crack down on users over harassment allegations.
In reality, Huffman shut down the Pizzagate subreddit under dubious circumstances. The subreddit was dedicated to exposing some incredibly creepy stuff linking John Podesta and other DC insiders to a pizzeria that appears to be involved in a child sex ring. After he did this, Huffman was denounced as a child rapist, pedophile etc.. for his unjust action in stifling free speech.
Worse yet is that the Reuters article some of which is posted below claims that there is no proof to the Pizzagate allegations. That is 100% false. There’s all sorts of weird shit with the pizzeria owner James Alefantis and the stuff he’s posted on social media.
Utterly stupid. A good reddit alternative is voat.co. Much of the Pizzagate discussion has shifted on to that platform.
Social media website Reddit Inc, known for its commitment to free speech, will crack down on online harassment by banning or suspending users who target others, starting with those who have directed abuse at Chief Executive Steve Huffman.
Huffman said in an interview with Reuters that Reddit’s content policy prohibits harassment, but that it had not been adequately enforced.
“Personal message harassment is the most cut and dry,” he said. “Right now we are in an interesting position where my inbox is full of them, it’s easy to start with me.”
As well as combing through Huffman’s inbox, Reddit will monitor user reports, add greater filtering capacity, and take a more proactive role in policing its platform rather than relying on community moderators.
Reddit said it had identified hundreds of the “most toxic users” and will warn, ban or suspend them. It also plans to increase staff on its “trust and safety” team.