“”And seeing it from the eyes of someone who was proud to do the f*cked-up thing, rather than news reporting on the f*cked-up thing—it just hurts you so much harder, for some reason. It just gives you a much darker view of humanity.””
Having to enact comment rules for my Facebook wall so we can talk civilly about sexism on the internet. This is a depressing event.
“Our general stance on this stuff is that reddit is a platform, and there are times when platforms…”
“”Our general stance on this stuff is that reddit is a platform, and there are times when platforms get used for very deplorable things. We take down things we’re legally required to take down, and do our best to keep the site getting from spammed or manipulated, and beyond that we try to keep our hands off. Still, in the moment, seeing what we were seeing happen, it was hard to see much merit to that viewpoint.””
– Time to talk.
“We uphold the ideal of free speech on reddit as much as possible not because we are legally bound…”
“”We uphold the ideal of free speech on reddit as much as possible not because we are legally bound to, but because we believe that you – the user – has the right to choose between right and wrong, good and evil, and that it is your responsibility to do so. When you know something is right, you should choose to do it. But as much as possible, we will not force you to do it.””