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[–]d3rr 30 insightful - 1 fun30 insightful - 0 fun31 insightful - 1 fun -  (10 children)

Whoa.. Reddit is putting the election before the IPO it seems.

This bit about threatening police seems silly, I've never been to a more police friendly sub in my life

[–][deleted] 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

in oregon the republican state senators fled to idaho to not have to vote on a climate change bill, the democratic politicians talked about having cops go to idaho and kidnap the repubs and bring em back to make them vote. like 1 or two trolls on the donald said they would fight cops if it happened, none of it really mattered in the end because the oregon dems mysteriously backed down and capitulated and agreed not to hold the vote on the climate change bill. I do think something shady happened behind the scenes that bled into reddit, that situation there had the potential, however small, to turn into an armed uprising, authorities treated it seriously anyway.

[–]d3rr 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Thanks man. Yeah I guess this got published and ruffled some feathers: https://thenextweb.com/opinion/2019/06/25/you-cant-offer-to-murder-cops-on-reddit-unless-youre-on-r-thedonald/

Seems like a tiny slip though and not a solid justification for quarantine.

[–]magnora7 12 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 0 fun13 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I agree. Seems like some agent provocateurs went to the_donald, stirred up as much violence as possible, and then the admins responded by banning the entire sub.

Would not be surprised at all if the violence-provokers were in bed with the reddit admins in some form or another. Rather than just banning the few bad eggs, they decide to throw out the entire platform. Something they've been probably wanting to do for some time now, since they seem more driven by ideology (possibly because they're getting paid) than traffic

[–]sodasplash 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The violence advocated against the state senators in r/news and r/politics was out of hand. I can’t remember how many reports I made. Useless I know, but at least someone has to deal with the report.

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

I think it was trolls from the DNC, personally.

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

Seems like the best theory. But also the reddit admins didn't exactly hold back either

[–]InsultingCow 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's bullshit and propaganda.

[–]yetanotherone_sigh 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This really is their IPO. They are clearly being paid to manufacture the narrative. It's just not a public IPO.

[–]proc0 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've still to switch from old.reddit. I'll stop using reddit once they get rid of that.

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

I suspect that politicians are threatening these social media companies with consequences if they don't do what they're told

[–]bonked_or_maybe_not 25 insightful - 5 fun25 insightful - 4 fun26 insightful - 5 fun -  (1 child)

Jessica Ashooh is currently the Director of Policy, Reddit, Inc. She's got a very interesting background/resume that can be found with a quick search.

Well, shortly before taking her position at Reddit HQ, she was on Al Jezeera et. al. calling for the US to arm anti-Russian/Syrian forces as part of her gig as Deputy Director, Middle East Strategy Task Force for The Atlantic Group. She reported directly to co-chairs, Madeleine Albright (Clinton Sec. of State 1997-2001) and Stephen Hadley (W. Bush Nat. Security Advisor 2005-2009).

Dig a bit into The Atlantic Group and you find some interesting money behind it:

Before working directly for Soros, she spent 4 years as a Senior Analyst for the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The year and half before that she was employed as a "Subject Matter Expert" for Eurasia Group - specifically on the subjects of Iraq, Lebanon, and Iran.

She spent 6 months prior to that working as a Consultant for Dunia Frotier Consultants in Erbil, Iraq - advising the Kurdistan Regional Government.

She's also a Board member of No One Left Behind: http://nooneleft.org/ A veteran-led charity focused on securing visas for and resettling Iraqi and Afghani combat interpreters who served with US forces - an admirable position to hold, but odd in the mix.

Isn't it kind of odd that someone with that kind of resume ends up policing funny cat pics and brownie recipes being posted on Reddit?

[–]yetanotherone_sigh 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wow, good digging.

[–]PocketKittens 21 insightful - 2 fun21 insightful - 1 fun22 insightful - 2 fun -  (27 children)

I'm not even a Trump supporter, but this is really pushing me out of Reddit. It's really sad to see what it's become, so heavily censored and biased.

It's a bit conspiracy theory, but I hope people realize that it wouldn't be past people from a political party to create false accounts to promote violence and other things to get the oppositions forums banned. Scary world we are in now...

[–]magnora7 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's a bit conspiracy theory, but I hope people realize that it wouldn't be past people from a political party to create false accounts to promote violence and other things to get the oppositions forums banned. Scary world we are in now...

Would not surprise me one tiny bit if this was the case. This is what information warfare looks like.

[–]IamRedBeard 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (17 children)

Nah. Just go on over to Voat. That whole site is pro T_D violent right misogynistic and worse. They got sanctioned on reddit, not shut down. This also means that people without verified email accounts cant vote or post or view - so they dont have to worry about ornery Bots in there any more. By the way the count over there is WAY down because the bots are gone. Neat trick, that.

No T_D wasn't shut down, they still get to say all they have been saying before (and the bees are a buzzin' let me tell ya) But it's not like they have been silenced.

What does this ultimately change?

Nothing, really. And even if they did, they still have 4chan, 8chan, voat, and here... and more than that I am sure.

Their freedom ah Screeech is still in tact.

[–]sawboss 14 insightful - 4 fun14 insightful - 3 fun15 insightful - 4 fun -  (7 children)

Just go on over to Voat. That whole site is pro T_D

FALSE. Voat hates President Trump because he is allied to Jews.

[–]IamRedBeard 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (6 children)

Oh, well that's news to me. My black corrupted soul was too pure for that place. I started to sizzle and burn through the keyboard, so I have to admit I haven't been there in over a year.

I had nightmares and my cat died and I no longer see in color after that, so, ya know... I didn't go back.

[–]sodasplash 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Reddit makes me so insanely angry with its clearly biased system, sometimes I just go Voat to balance out the old ph factor. Both truly putrid place.

[–]sawboss 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

your cats will live longer if you don't sodomize them

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Sick burn.

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

you could have punched back

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

You are right. I'm sorry, I was tired.

I might fuck cats but the only way you’ll ever get laid is if you crawl up a chicken’s ass and wait.

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

No, don't apologize! That ruins the fun. Decent return though. I chuckled. :)

[–]d3rr 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

By the way the count over there is WAY down because the bots are gone. Neat trick, that.

Very interesting. I hope someone does a write up on that. Who knows how much Reddit activity is bots.

[–]magnora7 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

[–]EverybodyKnew 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's obvious to anybody with more than a passing knowledge of social media. I assume every post on Deddit that reaches the front page of any forum there is pushed by bots, that's why all the topics aren't actually informative and are purely based on tribalistic nonsense. "Libs luv their avocadoes too much haha" and other garbage.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Great article. I agree that the near constant slope of the graph is absurdly consistent.

I have 2 questions.

1) How do they quantify "interest"?
2) Why is Bing so popular in South America, and along the equator?

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

Thanks. It does appear to be rigged with bots, and they have all the motivation to do so. As for your questions:

1) I think it's just the volume of searches for that term in the google search engine, but I'm not 100% sure

2) No idea

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Awesome post and your trend line continues perfectly 1 year later.

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

Thanks. Haha I hadn't noticed it still continued. It really is such a fake line.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

If they ever make it to the IPO the finance guys will certainly be interested in your post.

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

Ha I'd love that. You and I both saw a lot of this coming and that's why we created saidit, tbh. Reddit is becoming a zombie of its former self. They've been smart enough to change things slowly enough that it didn't implode like digg did, but I'm not sure if the zombie will be able to cross the IPO finish line. I bet once they go IPO, if they make it, the site's decline will go faster and faster.

[–]PaigeAP 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

It's really sad to see what it's become, so heavily censored and biased

The only good thing left about Reddit is the fandom subs. That's why I still browse it.

[–]sodasplash 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Even those have kind of succumbed to the overarching idea that enforcement of group think is okay. If you disagree with the mods or group think, you’ll get downvoted or banned on even some of the most benign subs.

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

Even those have kind of succumbed to the overarching idea that enforcement of group think is okay.

I agree on that one.

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

    Protect me with your daddy.

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

    It's a bit conspiracy theory

    Sounds like a suspicious situation theory to me.

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

    It seems like they want to intensify social conflicts by quarantined that sub,quarantined it can't make his fans vote another party,but make them love Trump more.

    [–]dark_devil_dd 13 insightful - 5 fun13 insightful - 4 fun14 insightful - 5 fun -  (3 children)

    yah know, they gotta prevent another "Trump Situation" in 2020. Good thing they're not a small company otherwise they wouldn't be able to do it.

    [–]Tom_Bombadil 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

    I think Trump will win again in 2020.

    [–]sodasplash 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    Ya think? LOL... did you see that rigged debate tonight? They’re chasing people out of the Democratic Party as fast as they can. Every sees right through it.

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

    Unfortunately, I didn't see it.

    I think that the more rigged it appears; the better.

    Let the US public see the actual face if the media, and establishment parties.

    [–]Reddit_sucks_dick 12 insightful - 2 fun12 insightful - 1 fun13 insightful - 2 fun -  (7 children)

    After many years, today's the day I leave Reddit for good. Helloooo, Saidit!

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

    Same here...joined today.

    [–]LancerCaptain_Rooney 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    Welcome aboard bro!

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

    Thanks, glad to be here.

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

    I like the username

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

    Welcome!

    [–]LancerCaptain_Rooney 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    I like the username

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

    I just got three new accounts banned on that cucked site for 'violence', lol. REDDIT SUCKS DICK!

    [–]Slutbuster 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    Annnnd I'm just about done with reddit.

    [–][deleted]  (11 children)

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      [–]d3rr 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

      We put some work in after the Mmastreams debacle. So maybe :)

      [–]Drewski 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

      No

      [–]Shill 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

      inb4 hug of death

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

      Holy balls!!!

      That will be a culture shock...

      [–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

      I swear I am already talking to Bots. I mean it's hard to tell if anybody who is a Trump supporter is actually a human being, but I mean... The accounts were brand new and didn't really make a lot of sense. Brace yourselves.

      [–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

      Russian bot here, reporting for duty, sir.

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

      It's about damn time. Go tell the masses that Lib-Tards hate America, love communism, want the gays to run amok in the streets and have a secret agenda to have all the brown people take all the jobs and give them to the Jews.

      Go forth!

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

      suggestions to self harm are banned, which is a shame

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

      Just created an account! This site seems super cool!:)

      [–]Reddit_sucks_dick 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

      Reddit is trying to influence the coming election by banning all wrongthink. Today was my last day on that cucked, FUCKED website.

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

      love your username

      [–]FlamethrowerDeluxe49 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

      And on the DAY of the first Democrat debate for the 2020 elections, too! Makes you think...

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

      Did you see any of that shit show?

      [–]FlamethrowerDeluxe49 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      I didn't.

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

      It was a contest who can give away more of our stuff.

      [–]happysmash27 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      They actually did it o_õ . I thought it was a cash cow that they would never do anything to despite (if I remember correctly) doing things that broke the TOS that they went after other subs for. I wonder what it was quarantined for… (I should look)

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

      Just like every sub on Reddit all the subs are quarantined, in their own bubbles and echo chambers and don't dare disturb them.