I was recently banned by reddit for thoughtcrime, and so here i am looking for a new home.
I mainly used to post highquality content regarding news, issues and political/non-political/cultural developments of south asia and south east asia.
I was also the creator and mod of a few subs. I kept my subs fairly neutral and allowed discussions of opposing viewpoints as long as they were high quality and civil. I believed to my last moments on reddit that people who complained about freespeech were just being immature that they were saying unsavory insults and claimed it was free speech (i'm of the opinion that free speech is what it should be, speech, and not yelling insults). I stood by these values. But it all came crashing down, when a particular political party's (non-american) corruption scandal was the topic of discussion. The user that made the post was almost a sort of ideological rival of mine, we would get in to long form back and forth arguments on pretty much everything. So that user made a long post to explain the corruption case, and I was the mod, I was also a vehement supporter of the said political party (guess until then), it turns out most of the mod team of an "official sub" this was cross posted were the PR team of the said party. First the user was banned for cross posting there. I questioned the ban pointing out he broke no rules, then they said they banned him for being a bad faith actor. Then they suggested that i do the same and not "ruin" my sub with high keyword search value with "such" users. I politely declined and told them that wasn't how i conducted business on my sub. These mods were well connected with admin team and the morning after i woke up to my account being temporarily suspended. I looked up his account, he was permanently suspended, my team of mods who i picked specifically for having opposing political leanings as me and my fellow mods, because i badly wanted to avoid an echo chamber were all permanently suspended.
So, i threw in the towel. I have erased all my reddit accounts. I want to start afresh. Hopefully i will be able to build a well balanced community here.
There, i saidit ( ͡°╭͜ʖ╮͡° ) (i never said i didn't make really bad puns )