Reddit CEO Will Continue to Constrain Free SpeechAdded: Friday, July 17th, 2015
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Following the resignation of Reddit CEO Ellen Pao last week and the departure of its chief engineer, the site’s management continues to confirm that Reddit is not about free speech. The site’s co-founder and a new CEO, Steve Huffman, officially announced that Reddit doesn’t have to support all Reddit communities. The official announcement was published after the uncertainty about Reddit’s direction following Ellen Pao’s apology and subsequent departure.
Huffman explained that aside from a light side of the community, there is also a dark side, whose purpose is reprehensible, and the company does not have to support them. Both of the site founders claimed they did not create Reddit to be a bastion of free speech. This is bad news for the less reputable section of Reddit’s huge user base, which is used to post everything from neo-Nazi rhetoric to detailed descriptions of rape.
Earlier, the site’s policy was different: for a long time, Reddit has fought for free speech and the rights of the users to post whatever they want if this didn’t directly break any laws. Sometimes, individual subforums were punished for misbehaving, but this usually happened after posting legally protected data or child abuse images.
Now the website had to oppose users who have subjected others on Reddit, notably Ellen Pao, to seemingly unending abuse. The new site’s CEO has promised to introduce a firm policy detailing what is and isn’t acceptable on Reddit. While earlier it’s been taken for granted that the website cannot survive without users publishing hateful or obscene content and has never publicly defined hate speech or obscenity, now it appears that everything has changed.
Friday, July 17th, 2015
|posted by (2015-07-18 02:43:19)|
|Why does anyone use Reddit? To post the stuff that would get them kicked-off Facebook, of course! I have no use for either site but can understand the attraction some have to them. What the honchos at Reddit need to understand is that Facebook is the premier "social media" service out there and either Reddit exists as the premier "anti-social media" counterpoint or it becomes irrelevant and dies back down to the level of current interest in AOL Instant Messenger.|
|https://voat.co/ this where everyone has start fresh|
|It's a company that provides a service and can set policies about how that service can be used. If the customers don't like it they can leave or sue.|
It's not for me. I was on it once and didn't care for it,
|While no one is going to read this, the Headline of this story has been bugging me.|
SAM who is one person or many, should understand what freedom of speech is.
Each person has the right to freedom of speech. But no organization has the obligation to publish that speech. Every news outlet from print to TV is not obligated to publish or air the views of any individual. Each person has the right to stand in a park, or publish a blog or create their own website.
But organizations can decide what they wish to allow. If they were forced to air anything someone wanted to air. THen the freedom of those organizations would be curtailed. I have been to some pretty awful places on the web, and no one is stopping them from expressing their views on their own platforms.
So SAM you have the right to publish an article here and have a headline that is completely wrong.
You bring many interesting stories to people's attention and I commend you.
But sometimes, if you want to maintain your credibility understand what things actually mean,
all the best
|At above comment - all of these news articles are copy and pasted exactly as is, misleading headlines, typos, everything, directly from torrentfreak. In other words, don't shoot the messenger.||
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