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[–][deleted] 12 insightful - 6 fun12 insightful - 5 fun13 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

I disagree sir, Reddit is no echo chamber. It is a an Orwellian dystopia, in fact it is what the characters from Brave New World would use as an example of a dystopia. What I mean is China number one. Hong Kong rogue province, please no cancel me.

[–]RedditDrownsInShit 8 insightful - 4 fun8 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

I just can't even use reddit to look at dumb shit anymore. It's so obviously a propaganda website now. Election season ramps up and suddenly r/politics is all I see on the front page with everything screeching about an impeachment which, given that it hasn't happened for the past three years, probably means that it won't happen this year either and all of this is just agitprop.

[–]MrRubberDucky 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

They had us in the first half not gonna lie... Welcome btw.

[–]Jesus 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Despite my distaste for the alt-right, because there are normal people within the ranks of this ideology, for the most part, it is fronted by Jewish Zionists and National Bolshevik Duginists. The Alt-Right is the New Left, according to Richard Spencer and his marxist wife.

But I'm all than willing to allow, not that I have the power not to, the alt-right to post in their subs.

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Also, where's the downvote button so I can silence those who have the wrong opinion! /s

[–]HeyImSancho 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

HAHAHAHA, that was a great intro!

[–]ducksworth 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Reddit is kind of a sad thing. There are these little bright spots that flicker through, like some of the art subs, tech's a shame that they have to be covered with the shit that is the rest of the site.

[–]potipharbreen 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The internet is very difficult to censor, it routes around and treats censorship like damage. So the old tactics of censorship (owning media outlets, threatening or imprisoning editors or political dissidents) no longer work.

The new tactics attempt to centralize, isolate and control, thus reducing political opponents to a marginalized force - a tiny voice amidst the bullhorn of propaganda from the Mainstream media.

This is directly from the 5th rule of propaganda:

The rule of unanimity: presenting one's viewpoint as if it were the unanimous opinion of all right-thinking people: draining the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star-performers, by social pressure, and by 'psychological contagion'.

That is why subs like 'The Donald' are never allowed to front page. Everything you're seeing on main subs is curated, rather than naturally selected by voting systems. The admins, algorithm programmers and mods all keep it that way, as do advertisers who'd pull out if wrong/bad content was allowed to front page.

Wrong/bad content cannot be stopped altogether, but it can be managed.

[–]GreenCappy 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I don't think there's something bad about banning the neo nazi alt right. Why? Consider this : in a free speech society, its better to not allow people who are against free speech to express their opinions, or else they could eventually make that there wouldn't be free speech at all. That's the paradox of tolerance. Same with nazis, they're against free speech. They are against the freedom of speech of anyone that isn't "aryan", so they don't want to allow the freedom of speech of a lot of people, so they're against freedom of speech. And also, they're against anyone who isn't a nazi.

So that's why nazis deserve to be banned.

[–]LambieV 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm a Yang supporter, but I completely agree with you... Not all of the "lefties" are pro censorship/Anti-Gun crazies.

Yang2020 ;)

Though to be fair, I did vote trump last year... So, Maybe I'm not a leftie, maybe I'm just a libertarian... @_@

[–]WebcomicAddiction 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Reddit is as much leftist as it is right wing.

Why do people choose to ignore that PC\family friendly=ads=money?