Social media censorship

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#1
If they have to give you attention to de-platform you it may be counter productive, silent deplatforming is the most effective since then people will not even heard about it.

reddit.com/r/AgainstHateSubreddits/comments/eciu1j/rneovaginaresults_a_ban_evasion_subreddit_of/

In reality it was not a ban evasion sub (it had a different purpose and rules) but since it's gone people will not be able to see that it's ban was justified by a lie.

reddit.com/r/terfisaslur/comments/e4ez6h/tra_in_rneovaginaresults_jumps_quickly_from_were/

reddit.com/r/GenderCritical/comments/e14exu/peaked_again_neovagina_disasters_replacement/

people are not going to stop using reddit becuase some obscure subs are unfairly banned, they are a bit afraid of going after the_donald but they still do it anyway.
 

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#3
A general strategy social media platform uses is to construct rules in a way that allow them to ban anything they dislike while still being able to point to some rule that was technically broken. They tend to also make the rules vague leaving a lot up to interpretation.

https://reclaimthenet.org/reddit-censorship-attract-advertisers/

On reddit they have a rule against ban evasion when it comes to subreddit, if your sub is viewed to have the same purpose as a previous banned sub your sub can be banned even if it didn't technically break any rules, thus the more subs they ban the easier it will be to find some sufficiently similar subreddit that already have been banned and use it as justification.
 

Leucosticte

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#4
A general strategy social media platform uses is to construct rules in a way that allow them to ban anything they dislike while still being able to point to some rule that was technically broken. They tend to also make the rules vague leaving a lot up to interpretation.

https://reclaimthenet.org/reddit-censorship-attract-advertisers/

On reddit they have a rule against ban evasion when it comes to subreddit, if your sub is viewed to have the same purpose as a previous banned sub your sub can be banned even if it didn't technically break any rules, thus the more subs they ban the easier it will be to find some sufficiently similar subreddit that already have been banned and use it as justification.
As soon as they quarantined r/TheDonald, we pretty much knew it was over for Reddit. That was kinda like when YouTube banned Alex Jones. They went from banning extremists to banning even guys who were relatively inoffensive.

The quarantine takes them out of the search results. Increasingly, stuff is being curated to regulate what gets indexed; e.g. Wikipedia doesn't by default let new articles appear in search results anymore; they have to be reviewed first by someone in a small group of reviewers.
 

Oxblood

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#5
YouTube can be used to aggregate a small collection of people. The conversation rate from YouTube usually is around 10-15%.

You then can move that 10% on another platform and start a focused debate with less censorship.
 

Admin

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#7
There really isn't any reasons for social media to be fair when enforcing rules.

So what will happen is that some groups will get far for protections than other with regard to 'hate speech'.

Standard practise is to have really expansive rules and then do selective enforcement so they can ban people they view as a liability for the platform.
 

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#8
Is reddit unfair to women?
Terfs have claimed reddit is being unfair by banning some of their subreddits while ignoring subs that post rape-porn.

It's unclear if there is any merit to this. The r/femaledatingstrategy subreddit is rather offensive but it's not banned.

Reddit in general is tolerant of porn where people are being harmed such as ballbusting subs or a picture of a guy driving a screwdriver through his penis. For some reason reddit does tolerate r/pain despite the fact that is in practise promotes self harm, they did however ban the r/proed sub.

Update: reddit has now banned several fetish subs too including r/misogynyfetish

Well, r/misogynyfetish (and r/rapekink similarly, which was quarantined) was actually a safe space for women with a degradation fetish (or rape kink, the case of r/rapekink), and it's banning apparently drove everyone over to the r/misogynykink subreddit, which is the sub formed by people who thought the first sub had too much moderation. So, that's actually not a win. It was probably reported by TERFs at r/BanFemaleHateSubs, which was apparently missed in the banwave.
 
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