The 2020 Election Internet purges have begun. Reddit has banned over 2,000 subreddits it finds to be guilty of "hate speech." An incomplete list is being built on Reddit itself, and so far it only has 193 confirmed subreddits. They are:
One of the more notable subreddits is /r/the_donald, the subreddit for Donald Trump supporters. Many others in that list include various iterations of the Chapo Trap House, a self-styled "dirtbag left" podcast that was heavily involved int he Bernie Sanders campaign. It is worth noting that Mike Enoch predicted that Bernouts would find themselves in the same boat in 2020 that Trump supporters did in 2016 in terms of mass Internet censorship. Enoch's prediction appears to hold some merit in light of this. Also, why did they block /r/holodomor? Are they in favor of the Holodomor or something?
I will appeal the suspension; however, this seems to be part of a systemic, coordinated effort.— Richard 🦁 Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) June 29, 2020
Spencer is correct to regard his suspension as a systemic, coordinated effort, but it’s worth raising the question of why he is going to “appeal” the suspension. Important people need to stop treating mainstream social media companies, which function now more as left wing campaign companies than they do open forums for the general population, llike legitimate entities. These bans don’t matter. Their moderation teams are not courts of law. Stop filing your “appeals” to them, cuck. Stop acquiescing to their authority, because they will show no mercy, and just get with the times.
As arrogant and frustrating as Molymeme can be with his claim that he has the "largest" "philosophy conversation" the world has ever known (citation needed, Moly), he does have a point about the importance of his presence. People go on Twitter to access people like him. They do not go on Twitter for the sake of going onto Twitter. Platforms derive their appeal from who is on them, and the main purpose of Twitter is for celebrities, politicians, and other VIPs essentially send SMS messages to the whole Internet while you, joe user, can read them. If all of the people worth hearing out are removed from Twitter -- and we're getting closer to that by the day -- then what the fuck is the point of being on Twitter at all?
The purging did not stop with Twitter and Reddit, though, and has extended to Twitch. Apparently, not only does Trump have a campaign account on Twitch, but they decided to suspend his. Naturally, they cite the same old reason of "hateful conduct," which is just another way to say "hate speech." In case it is not completely obvious yet, "hate speech" is basically any speech that the J-left disapproves of for whatever reason. It is worth noting that Twitch is owned by Amazon, which renders Amazon a partisan entity in the 2020 Presidential election.
Meanwhile, Facebook has buckled under the pressure of its customers, multinational conglomerates, to also ban hate speech because to do otherwise would interfere with their ability to get cheap labor and the ability of their cat lady HR department heads to get easy upcummies. I wonder how much this will actually matter, though, because anybody posting racist shit on Facebook -- which requires people to use their real name -- is likely going to just get fired and/or expelled summarily. If you have something uncouth to say, get a username that can't be easily traced back to you and go from there. And get an avatar while you're at it.
I highly doubt this is the end of the purges, so I raise you this question: who will be purged next?