by Jeff Davis
An article on Infowars reports: “Reddit is banning the vast majority of pro-Donald Trump posts from appearing on its ‘most popular’ page frequented by new users. The online discussion site announced it was clamping down on what would appear as ‘popular’ by showing visitors only popular posts from handpicked categories, which would apparently exclude anything from pro-Trump subreddits.”
“In fact, a graph reveals that Reddit administrators are actively filtering out posts from The_Donald subreddit from appearing in /r/popular; if the filter represented just an algorithm based on what users filtered out themselves, one would expect more posts filtered from r/politics. Instead, there’s a clear bias against anything pro-Trump, and there’s precedent to believe this is intentional censorship. Back in Nov., Reddit CEO Steve Huffman vowed to suppress certain pro-Trump posts from appearing elsewhere on Reddit.”
“’Posts stickied on r/the_donald will no longer appear in r/all – r/all is not our frontpage, but is a popular listing that our most engaged users frequent, including myself,’ he wrote. ‘The sticky feature was designed for moderators to make announcements or highlight specific posts. It was not meant to circumvent organic voting, which r/the_donald does to slingshot posts into r/all, often in a manner that is antagonistic to the rest of the community.’”
I wonder if the endless vilification and slander directed toward White males by radical feminists, various minorities and Democrat big shots counts as “hatred” or “antagonistic.” Probably not.
The article continues “But Huffman’s justification is overshadowed by the scandal in which he was caught editing comments by pro-Trump users critical of him on Reddit. He isn’t alone. Since Trump’s election, the largest social media sites including Facebook and Twitter have suppressed Trump supporters – and perhaps even the president himself.”
“Twitter in particular is apparently censoring positive responses to Trump’s tweets while showcasing the negative ones. On Feb. 7, Twitter announced it was ‘collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets’ in the interest of ‘safety,’ a catch-all term which gives the social media giant carte blanche to suppress anything it deems ‘offensive.’ Trump supporters noticed this caused negative responses to Trump’s tweets to rise to the top of the page, allowing anti-Trump fanatics to dominate the discussion.”
Also don’t forget that the Left employs full time trolls to attack their enemies in addition to all the ultra-liberal, unemployed Social Justice Warriors living in their parents’ basement. Perhaps, the SJWs are too stoned or drunk to reliably post at all hours so the paid trolls become necessary.
Thankfully, people aren’t stupid and they quickly spot this stacking of the deck. If a social media platform wants to continue to be popular however, it had best be fair to Trump; otherwise right-wing entrepreneurs will start setting up rival media. Imagine what will happen to the value of Twitter stock if Donald Trump decides to dump them for a different platform.