Yesterday, the platform banned the subreddit devoted to President Donald Trump based on what the company said was the influential subreddit’s repeated policy violations. A Reddit executive told reporters that the huge group allowed people to target and harass other people, and reddit does not believe in hate. “Reddit is a place for community and belonging, not for attacking people,” Steve Huffman, the company’s chief executive, said. “‘The_Donald’ has been in violation of that.”
Hate-hating Reddit also unveiled its new anti-hate policy yesterday, which is, the platform says, intended to protect groups from based on their race or color, religion, national origin, gender, identity, and sexual orientation, among others. Victims of “a major violent event” are also protected, as are their families.
However, “While the rule on hate protects such groups, it does not protect all groups or all forms of identity…For example, the rule does not protect groups of people who are in the majority or who promote such attacks of hate.”
I hate to be lawyerly here, but does that mean that a minority participant who promotes “such attacks of hate” on majority group members is or isn’t in breach of the policy? And what is the definition of “majority”? Some wag asked, based on that ambiguous language, if hateful speech directed at women is acceptable, since they are more plentiful than men. Wouldn’t that make men a minority, regarding gender issues?
Details, details. The message is that hating whites, and harassing them is just fine with Reddit. After all, they deserve it.
If whites and men submit—maybe women? Nah!—submit to this transparent discrimination and censorship, they deserve the second-class citizenship being constructed for them. They, as well as those who have any regard for fairness, equality and free expression, should flee Reddit like Tokyo residents fleeing Godzilla, and those who don’t are establishing their membership in two other apparent majorities: fools and cowards.