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RikkaNoodles

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Before we begin let me remind you, around 2018 Reddit tried to show the world how much they are against pedophilia and child abuse by placing an extreme ban on anything anime loli related, thousands of accounts were suspended for posting lolis in swimsuits and memes
All these images will get you a permanent ban on Reddit
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Simple TL;DR if you don't want to read the article:
Reddit hired a former UK politician Aimee Knight that was kicked of her political party for hiring and suporting his father who was convicted that year of raping and torturing a 10-year-old child, and she had ties with several other child rapists. Users started to post about it and Reddit tried to cover it up by suspending hundreds of accounts using their policies against "doxing and harassment" as an excuse. After getting a ton of backlash and several subreddits going private as a form of protest reddit decided to cut ties with Aimee Knight.


Article about it by the Verge

Major subreddits are going dark to protest Reddit allegedly hiring a controversial UK politician​


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Update, 6:45PM ET: Reddit says it’s cut ties with an employee widely identified as former UK politician Aimee Knight, following a shutdown of hundreds of communities. CEO Steve Huffman posted a statement confirming that the site had been overzealous trying to prevent harassment, resulting in a moderator being banned for posting an article that referenced Knight’s name.


“We would like to give you all an update on the recent issues that have transpired concerning a specific Reddit employee, as well as provide you with context into actions that we took to prevent doxxing and harassment. As of today, the employee in question is no longer employed by Reddit. We built a relationship with her first as a mod and then through her contractor work on [Reddit Public Access Network]. We did not adequately vet her background before formally hiring her,” wrote Huffman. “Debate and criticism have always been and always will be central to conversation on Reddit—including discussion about public figures and Reddit itself—as long as they are not used as vehicles for harassment. Mentioning a public figure’s name should not get you banned.”


The original article follows.



Hundreds of Reddit communities have locked down to protest Reddit’s handling of a controversy involving former UK politician Aimee Knight. More than 200 subreddits have set their status to private in the past day, including the 27 million-member forum r/Music, as well as large boards dedicated to Apple Mac computers and the games Among Us and Pokémon Go.


Moderators are demanding a statement about Knight, whom Reddit apparently hired in recent months. Knight was previously suspended from the Green Party after selecting her father — later convicted of violent sexual assault on a child — as her election agent in a 2017 political campaign.

As Reddit moderator Blank-Cheque’s post outlines, the current controversy exploded yesterday, when Reddit banned a UK politics subreddit moderator for linking to an article that mentioned Knight. Reddit reversed the ban and posted an explanatory statement, saying it was fighting a harassment campaign against an employee. (The post didn’t mention Knight by name, and an administrator wrote that they were “unable to comment on specific employment details.”)


“Earlier this month, a Reddit employee was the target of harassment and doxxing,” the post said. “Reddit activated standard processes to protect the employee from such harassment, including initiating an automated moderation rule to prevent personal information from being shared. The moderation rule was too broad, and this week it incorrectly suspended a moderator who posted content that included personal information.” Reddit didn’t respond to an email requesting comment.


Reddit said that “our intent was never to remove any and all mentions of this admin’s name.” But Reddit’s statement failed to satisfy several moderators, who noted that Knight had occupied a public political position and the article hadn’t linked her name with her employment at Reddit. “You’ve completely ignored the real issue: the person you have hired is, at best, sympathetic to pedophilia,” one popular comment reads. “I don’t condone doxxing virtually anyone, but what you’re describing isn’t doxxing. It’s posting the name of a public figure.”


“You’ve completely ignored the real issue”

Knight, who is a transgender woman, has previously been targeted for harassment by anti-trans activists. She was a volunteer moderator on subreddits like r/lgbt, and she helped write an open letter to the site’s administrators about anti-LGBT harassment last year.
Knight was a Green Party spokesperson and a candidate for deputy leadership. But she was suspended in 2018 amid an inquiry involving her father David Challenor — who was convicted that year of raping and torturing a 10-year-old child. Knight had selected Challenor as her election agent after he had been arrested and charged with the crime in 2016. “On reflection, I can understand that it was unacceptable for me to appoint my dad as my election agent when he had been arrested. I can now understand the potential risks of that decision,” she wrote after the suspension.


An independent report concluded that as a result of Knight and other members’ actions, “someone who had committed serious sexual offenses was given roles of responsibility within the Green Party during a period of almost two years.” Soon after, in 2019, Knight was also suspended by the Liberal Democrats party when her now-husband appeared to post comments about having fantasies involving sex with children on Twitter. Knight said that the account had been hacked.


Reddit spent years grappling with subreddits that sexualized children

Some of Knight’s loudest critics are anti-transgender writers and activists who have baselessly painted trans women in general as sexual predators. That includes former TV comedian Graham Linehan, who widely publicized Knight’s Reddit employment on his Substack newsletter. Linehan was banned from Twitter for posting anti-trans commentary, and his work includes posing as a queer woman on a dating service, then publicly posting the profiles of trans women from the app. Linehan prominently posted Knight’s deadname (or pre-transition name) and referred to her with a hateful term used by anti-trans activists.


To some Reddit members, Knight’s alleged hiring echoed a years-long controversy over how Reddit handled child sexualization in the past. Until 2011, the site hosted a “jailbait” subreddit dedicated to posting pictures of underage girls, something Reddit’s former general manager defended as “the price of free speech” on the site. The subreddit’s creator, known as Violentacrez, allegedly had close relationships with several early Reddit employees. Reddit later banned r/jailbait, and it’s since attempted a major cleanup of the site. Among other things, in 2018, it was one of the first major platforms to ban the violent QAnon conspiracy movement.


“This site still has a major pedophilia problem and a person in the role of ‘community management’ has troubling connections to pedophilia,” wrote one moderator. “I don’t think the admin is a pedophile herself, but she has shown in multiple ways that she cannot be trusted to handle the issue properly.”


“We as moderators are volunteers, using one of the only tools we have”

Reddit moderators are largely volunteers, in contrast with Reddit’s paid administrative staff. And moderators have had a frequently tense relationship with the company — which is rumored to be considering an initial public offering. They’ve complained that Reddit offers inadequate tools for keeping subreddits in order and has failed to mitigate harassment from users, including sexist abuse and death threats.


Contacted by The Verge, several moderation teams said they planned to keep their subreddits private until Reddit either responds directly about Knight’s employment or fires her. “What I want is a real response about the process that led them to believe hiring her was a good idea,” wrote Blank-Cheque, one of the blackout’s organizers and a moderator for r/thatHappened, which has 1.3 million members. “My personal aim is to remain locked down until Reddit issues a satisfactory statement.”


The moderation team behind r/Music, one of the largest forums on Reddit, said in a statement that they wanted a public promise to sever ties with Knight. They’re also looking for a “considerable contribution” to charities for victims of child abuse. “We as moderators are volunteers, using one of the only tools we have access to invoke change. It’s our responsibility to lead our communities in a way that would elicit meaningful, measurable improvements from the Reddit admins.”


So I know a lot of you probably don't use or like Reddit but this is actually a pretty big deal.

Around a day or two ago, subreddit /r/UkPolitics went private, after one of mods accounts posted an article talking about a British politician named Aimee Challenor. If you don't know, she is pretty much a psychotic tranny activist who was a member of Green Party and Liberal Democrats, until she was expelled from the Green Party for hiring her pedophile father who had been convincted of raping and tortuing a 10-year-old girl.

She then joined the Liberal Democrats, and she was expelled from that party because her husband posted pedophiliac tweets.

Anyway, what started this all is when the moderator of UKPolitics posted an article about her. The moderator was immediately suspended for "doxxing" and their post was removed. UKPolitics quickly went private and they contacted the admins for clarification. It was then discovered that Challenor had been recently hired as a Reddit admin, and they were banning people from discussing her past in order to "protect their employee from harassment", and everyone was warned to not post their name as it will lead to an automatic suspension.

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Then, the Reddit admins posted a thread explaining what had happened, basically defending the actions and claiming that a bot removed the post, not a Reddit admin. They completely ignore the fact that they have hired someone who, at best, is sympathetic to pedophilia, and just to repeat - hired her father after he had been convicted of raping and torturing a 10-year-old girl.

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Naturally, Redditors are very, very upset with this response, and now a tons of big subreddits have gone private until she is fired. Some subreddits I have seen that have gone private are:

/r/historymemes
/r/music
/r/amongus

probably there's more I'm missing, these are just the ones I know about.

Now, I have no idea how much of it is true that the mod got suspended, given that its Reddit after all, but someone like this shouldn't be hired in the first place anyway IMO, so the outrage is just.
 
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SuccuCirno

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So I know a lot of you probably don't use or like Reddit but this is actually a pretty big deal.

Around a day or two ago, subreddit /r/UkPolitics went private, after one of mods accounts posted an article talking about a British politician named Aimee Challenor. If you don't know, she is pretty much a psychotic tranny activist who was a member of Green Party and Liberal Democrats, until she was expelled from the Green Party for hiring her pedophile father who had been convincted of raping and tortuing a 10-year-old girl.

She then joined the Liberal Democrats, and she was expelled from that party because her husband posted pedophiliac tweets.

Anyway, what started this all is when the moderator of UKPolitics posted an article about her. The moderator was immediately suspended for "doxxing" and their post was removed. UKPolitics quickly went private and they contacted the admins for clarification. It was then discovered that Challenor had been recently hired as a Reddit admin, and they were banning people from discussing her past in order to "protect their employee from harassment", and everyone was warned to not post their name as it will lead to an automatic suspension.

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Then, the Reddit admins posted a thread explaining what had happened, basically defending the actions and claiming that a bot removed the post, not a Reddit admin. They completely ignore the fact that they have hired someone who, at best, is sympathetic to pedophilia, and just to repeat - hired her father after he had been convicted of raping and torturing a 10-year-old girl.

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Naturally, Redditors are very, very upset with this response, and now a tons of big subreddits have gone private. Some subreddits I have seen that have gone private are:

/r/historymemes
/r/music
/r/amongus

probably there's more I'm missing, these are just the ones I know about.

Now, I have no idea how much of it is true that the mod got suspended, given that its Reddit after all, but someone like this shouldn't be hired in the first place anyway IMO, so the outrage is just.

Given how Reddit's "Child Exploitation" policy even bans JOKES and MEMES about loli (as in, not including any actual loli hentai, just having SFW images but with NSFW jokes in purely text), it goes to show they are virtue signalling worse than the Ottmans in a sperg rush.

Their policy against loli is nothing but a virtue signal. Hiring someone who defended REAL PEDOPHILIA kind of proves that.
 

SuccuCirno

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Keep in mind this is the UK so loli=cp. And fantasy isn't the same as doing a crime. This is in regards to the husband.

But yes reddit is so full of garbage. And as usual the most vocal about anti loli surprisingly often engaging in or defending someone doing real harm.

It's funny though. it's virtue signalling. They ban more than loli, they ban jokes about it and non-pornographic memes about fantasy. It's funny.

Kinda shows just how much Reddit is desperate to protect their image.
 

NretsewThePerv

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Well what do you expect out of those retards who run Reddit?
basically this tbh. outside of a few subreddits, the place is a fucken cesspool of lefty dumbassery

/r/girlsfrontline is good for news and memes and /r/skyrimmods is good for mod related news. but if you are on Reddit you basically in the lions den
 

RikkaNoodles

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Update on this post, allegedly Reddit is now removing certain comments and replacing it with "[ Removed by Reddit ]". I honestly don't know if its true, and it kinda seems like BS since they could just remove the comment without editing but I thought it was noteworthy enough to add since its being spread around.

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Well what do you expect out of those retards who run Reddit?
I mean I expect the people who run it to have extremely basic common sense but I guess that's on me

UPDATE so I don't double post: Reddit fired her

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Hibiki

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I edited it a bit to add a lil reminder of how much of a motherfuckers reddit owners are, added a news article and changed the title to something else to share it on twitter, I hope you don't mind
 

roxxuku

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antis for just one day stop raping and apologizing for rapists challenge (impossible)

also it's like a repeat of the neogaf and amir0x incident.
 

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Rye

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all in a days work for virtue signaling retards at reddit

its good that they got rid of him but god damn how do you not vet a persons background when you're hiring them, I'm pretty sure this is a bold faced lie considering how hard they tried to protect him from accusations of any sort
 

yu-gen

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Reddit's apology is so full of garbage. I refuse to believe they somehow just didn't know something that is literally found on her Wikipedia page. They willfully ignored it so they could get some diversity points, but luckily it did backfire in their faces.
 

roxxuku

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Reddit's apology is so full of garbage. I refuse to believe they somehow just didn't know something that is literally found on her Wikipedia page. They willfully ignored it so they could get some diversity points, but luckily it did backfire in their faces.
redditors of course would never do their research or a background check to stop shit like this from happening, they don't give a shit.
 

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Man, all these mentions of "she" when this dude's just a fat ass, zit-filled ugly man.
 

Grönsak

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redditors of course would never do their research or a background check to stop shit like this from happening, they don't give a shit.
How the fuck could they miss a scandal like this? Even in regards to how could she get in to another political party. I think they knew but took a chance because progressive. Need more word-salad people. Fucking hypocrites.
 

immahnoob

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How the fuck could they miss a scandal like this? Even in regards to how could she get in to another political party. I think they knew but took a chance because progressive. Need more word-salad people. Fucking hypocrites.
It's really hard finding people that would work for Reddit, let alone trannies.
I mean, he was a Discord mod.
The joke writes itself.
 
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