REDDIT SHADOWBANS
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On November 23, 2016, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman admitted to secretly changing the contents of numerous public user comments on Reddit. That may seem like a snooze to you, but it actually has dramatic ramifications on the future of Reddit as a whole!

For years Reddit has hidden behind Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, to avoid taking responsibility for anything allowed on their site. Much like Net Neutrality, Reddit supports the law - NOT FOR MORAL REASONS - but for their business interests. Reddit is a faceless super corporation, NOT your friend.

Section 230 basically states that because Reddit is only providing the service of hosting online forums, they cannot be held liable for content on the site. However, Steve Huffman as an employee of Reddit, invalidated their section 230 protections once he began editing user comments.

Normally, Reddit is only viewed as a service provider. But the actions of Steve Huffman reveal that Reddit is behaving much more like a content publisher! And if thats the case, they forfeit their section 230 protections!

So Reddit can shadowban and play thought police all they like - but at the end of the day - it only takes one slip up to destroy them, and bring their authoritarian behavior to an end...
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