Reddit speaks. Reddit says what it’s going to do about stuff like “creepshots.” Nothing, of course.
But Redditt doesn’t admit the nature of the stuff it’s going to do nothing about. Reddit bullshits. Reddit pretends the subject is “distasteful” stuff. That makes Redditt a lying dog.
Social news site Reddit will not censor “distasteful” sections of its website, its chief executive has said.
The site has recently been criticised over sections in which users shared images of, among other things, women photographed without their knowledge.
Yishan Wong told the site’s moderators legal content should not be removed, even if “we find it odious or if we personally condemn it”.
“We stand for free speech… we are not going to ban distasteful subreddits.”
Oh, fuck you, you piece of shit. Publishing pictures of women taken without their knowledge or consent is not “distasteful.” It’s not free speech (it’s not speech at all, for a start). It’s not some glorious liberal principle you get to “stand for.” It’s rapey invasive violation of other people.
In a posting made to a private area of the site for moderators and administrators, Mr Wong described the situation as “a bit of a pickle”.
“There sure has been a lot of trouble lately for Reddit, and I’d like to talk about about that before I nip off for a spot of tea,” he wrote. He went on to add: “We know that some will not agree with us. We also think that if someday, in the far future, we do become a universal platform for human discourse, it would not do if in our youth, we decided to censor things simply because they were distasteful.”
However, Mr Wong – who used to be an engineer at Facebook – said the website would continue to enforce a policy to not allow “doxxing”, a term given to the process of outing a member by posting personal details online.
“We will ban the posting of personal information, because it incites violence and harassment against specific individuals,” Mr Wong said.
He blamed past instances of misguided “witch-hunts” for this rule.
Has it all. Deep concern for their privacy combined with total indifference to the privacy of outsiders. Self-pitying accusations of “witch-hunts” combined with determined protection of the violation of outsiders. We are The Good People who “stand for” free speech; They are The Bad People who do “witch-hunts” and have no right to their own privacy.