Tag Archives: Reddit

Reddit Purges Nazi And Far-Right Message Boards

The Verge reports: Reddit has shut down several Nazi and white supremacist subreddits after a policy change banning material that “encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or a group of people.” The news was posted earlier today in Reddit’s moderator news forum, and commenters noted that at least 10 subreddits have been banned ...

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Reporter Who Uncovered Creator Of Trump/CNN Video Details The Many Death Threats He’s Since Received

Earlier this week I posted a lengthy Twitter thread from Jared Yates Sexton, the reporter who found the many racist and anti-Semitic memes created by the Reddit user now globally famous for his Trump/CNN clip. Last night Sexton went into much more detail about the death threats he’s since received from Trump supporters. He writes for Politico: Before the hour ...

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Creator Of Trump’s Anti-CNN Video Apologizes For Racist Trolling, Says He Has Respect For Journalists

CNN reports: The Reddit user who initially claimed credit for President Donald Trump’s tweet that showed Trump tackling CNN issued an apology Tuesday for the video and other offensive content he posted — one day after CNN identified the man behind the account and attempted to make contact with him. Reddit user “HanAssholeSolo” first shared the GIF last Wednesday of ...

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YOU KNEW THIS: 70+ Online Presidential Debate Polls Were “Botted” By Thousands Of Pro-Trump Trolls

The Daily Dot has the details on what you already suspected: You may be getting trolled right now without even knowing it. Donald Trump supporters artificially manipulated the results of online polls to create a false narrative that the Republican nominee won the first presidential debate on Monday night. The efforts originated from users of the pro-Trump Reddit community r/The_Donald ...

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Patrick Stewart Does Reddit AMA

Yesterday Patrick Stewart took part in one of Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” sessions. Via E Online: Patrick Stewart is kind of like the Hollywood version of a unicorn. He’s a very rare combination of brilliant, funny, down to earth and most importantly, royal. Whenever you have the pleasure to be in the presence of Sir Patrick, you should count yourself ...

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Quote Of The Day – Jim Obergefell

“I would like future law students to know that my case as well as the cases of the other plaintiffs that really it was about love. Telling our government that our love is just as worthy as any other love. The fact that standing up for that love led to such a momentous change proves that it’s a very powerful ...

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Obama Thanks Reddit On Net Neutrality

A longer message was sent to the Reddit blog: “Earlier today, the FCC voted to protect a free and open internet — the kind of internet that allows entrepreneurs to thrive and debates over duck-sized horses and horse-sized ducks to persist. This would not have happened without the activism and engagement of millions of Americans like you. And that was ...

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Double-Dicked Dude Writes A Book

Last year the man who reportedly has two ten-inch fully functional penises earned global headlines after he participated in an “Ask Me Anything” thread on Reddit where he revealed having had sex with hundreds of men and women. Now he’s written a book. From the Amazon description: He was featured on the front pages of RollingStone.com, Jezebel.com and was covered ...

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On Highsexuality

Dr. Marcie Bianco writes at Mic.com: Does getting high make you a little gay? If so, you may just be a “highsexual.” The term, ensconced in Urban Dictionary since 2009, made its way onto two Reddit forums in recent weeks as a way to describe the alleged phenomenon of participating in sex with someone of the same gender or having ...

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From Madonna’s “Ask Me Anything”

Madonna’s participated in one of Reddit’s popular “Ask Me Anything” events yesterday. More of her snarky responses are here.

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Going Viral On Reddit

Details. (Tipped by JMG reader Ron)

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Headline Of The Day

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Reddit: Sorry For Bomber Witch Hunt

The general manager of Reddit has posted a lengthy apology for its users that wrongly named a missing college student as the Boston bomber. An excerpt: Though started with noble intentions, some of the activity on reddit fueled online witch hunts and dangerous speculation which spiraled into very negative consequences for innocent parties. The reddit staff and the millions of ...

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Seen At Bed Bath & Beyond

Via Reddit, where most of the members are arguing the merits of the oven, rather than the above method of quitting your job.

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