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[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Could very well be, especially since this is a fork of reddit's open source, and the attackers seemed to know the software inside-out on day 1, and exactly how to exploit it. And it would make sense that reddit would want to stifle competition.

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

Yeah that's very suspicious. Could also be agents from /r/defaultmods.

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

True, or it even could be just someone from a subreddit that hates one of the subs that migrated to saidit... could be a lot of things, but what is clear is that the attacks are sophisticated, and basically every forum these days suffers from these attacks. So really I think it's something more about controlling discourse on the internet, than about reddit specifically. Which would make sense that governments would have such programs, it's not expensive and yields a high return in terms of social control. And the JIDF, shareblue, Cambridge Analytica, Chinese shill groups, russian shill groups, Langley Air Force Base groups (which I believe one day was found to have generated 60% of reddit traffic), and so on are well-known to exist and operate across many forums, and they are all trying to control the whole thing of course so they can control the narrative. And they're all out-competing each other, and meanwhile normal people are drowning in propaganda and nonsense generated from all this activity. And the whole internet is slowly being ruined in the process, because the signal-to-noise ratio is going to crap with all the deliberate nonsense being posted so often.

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

meanwhile normal people are drowning in propaganda and nonsense generated from all this activity. And the whole internet is slowly being ruined in the process, because the signal-to-noise ratio is going to crap with all the deliberate nonsense being posted so often.

 
I made a suggestion that would help cut through the noise:
Allow one post for curating solutions to be pinned on one of the main subs with high reader count e.g. AskSaidIt