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Reddit CEO Admits To Editing Posts Made By Trump Supporters

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FunkyMike    1,848

Just one day after shutting down the "Pizzagate" subreddit thread, a move which infuriated a lot of users who claimed they were being censored over political views, the CEO of Reddit, Steve Huffman, has now admitted to editing individual posts made by Trump supporters that were critical of him.  According to reporting from BBC, Huffman simply edits posts to redirect criticism away from him and onto the moderators of the "r/the_donald" thread. 

 

Huffman offered the following apology admitting that he "messed with the "###### u/spez" comments" and that "as the CEO, I shouldn't play such games."

 

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As PJW of InfoWars pointed out to The Sun, there is nothing particularly new about leftist-run social media sites suppressing conservative free speech.  In fact, since November 4th the largest tech giants, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, in collusion with the mainstream media have launched an all out war against "fake news" sites.

 

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Paul Joseph Watson, editor-at-large at the website InfoWars, told The Sun Online that prominent websites and social networks “routinely” suppressed right wing views.

 

Millions of Donald Trump supporters watched British firebrand Watson’s videos during the election campaign and he played a key role in breaking stories including the Hillary Clinton health scare.

 

“Reddit is potentially even worse than Twitter went it comes to censoring perfectly legitimate discussion,” he told us.

 

"The site routinely removes threads that are damaging to left-wing narratives and prevents them from going viral,” he claimed.

 

“The fact that their CEO is now spending hours editing individual posts is another fascinating insight into the control freak behaviour that leftists exhibit on a regular basis."

 

“In recent months, companies like Reddit, Twitter and Facebook have made it clear that they do not stand on the side of free speech, and have instead decided to become echo chambers for social justice warriors.

But despite their efforts, we suspect that the more these social media giants attempt to censor their users the closer their business models will ultimately come to failure.  So carry on Mr. Huffman.

 

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Spoiler

 

For those who missed it, here is what we wrote yesterday on the "Pizzagate" controversy:

As of earlier today, the subreddit, r/Pizzagate, was officially banned by Reddit which posted the following notice to their site:

 

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For those not familiar with the movement, the "Pizzagate" subreddit was started by a group of Trump-supporting internet sleuths who were attempting to use WikiLeaks' leaked Podesta emails to connect the Clintons and John Podesta to the convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.  That said, when the Podesta emails failed to reveal a "smoking gun" linkage, the sleuths instead turned their focus to mulitple "pizza" references in Podesta's emails which then led to the speculation that those "pizza" references must be code for something far more sinister.

 

According to the Washington Post, the "Pizzagate" sleuths are convinced that the "secret headquarters of a child sex-trafficking ring run by Hillary Clinton and members of her inner circle" is located in the basement of a Washington D.C. pizza shop called the Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria.  The owner of the pizzeria, James Alefantis, says he has received numerous death threats over the past couple of weeks and has been forced to go to the FBI for protection.

 

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-25/reddit-ceo-admits-editing-posts-made-trump-supporters

Edited by FunkyMike

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