I was suspended for 3 days for posting this, five months ago, in r/antifastonetoss (which I moderate) : https://i.imgur.com/dzPYN4A.png.
This picture was not made by me, and I made that clear in the post – it’s the second stonetoss edit ever made for the sub and it holds some historical significance for us because of that :)
Reddit is catering to the alt-right and they know what they’re doing. What can be done? Nothing, as private property is sacred and they are allowed to run it however they want.
Consider this: when people made their subreddits private in 2017 to protest against the alt-right communities on the site, spez threatened that he would force the subreddits open and replace the mod teams. Yet it took them until this year to ban the_donald (who had a direct hand in organising the Charlottesville rally in which people died), it takes them months to ban things such as frenworld, consumeproduct, cringeanarchy despite tons of daily reports and outrage on the website – but you’re a bit left and you make a joke against nazis and you better watch out.
When I called out consumeproduct and their moderators made several posts about me, pinned on their subreddit, it took the admins a full week to delete each post and they’ve never suspended any of the authors – which allowed them to just make a new post targeting me. Yet when we make a joke at the expense of fascists we get cracked down on in record time.
We’ve been explaining to the admins how fascism spreads on their platform (and others, they reuse the model everywhere). How letting them in opens the door for more to flood in and letting them convert impressionable teens into their death cult. Reddit plays a direct hand in this and has been for years, yet they’ve barely done anything. I myself have written articles about this that I would gladly share with their admins if they even gave a shit about any of this.
Even the latest rules they made this year, which now are supposed to protect minorities against hate, are mostly for show. They had rounds and rounds of live calls with community moderators (imagine that, the admins don’t even have a clue about running a subreddit) and at the end of it they’ve promised change again, made a shitty rule that couldn’t be enforced, and called it a day.
On the one hand it’s all internet drama. On the other I can pretty much piece together why I was suspended at this time. With time, Antifastonetoss on Reddit has been populated by liberals who think themselves to be left. This is usually under control, but there is currently one big even chock-full of contradictions that brings out explosive grievances: the Amerikan election. Our stance as mods is basically we don’t like Biden and we ban people who guilt trip our users with the election. This has brought out the liberals, not itself a bad thing as it allows for some spring cleaning, but it’s made some of them salty and I would guess they found stuff to report in my profile – it would be me specifically because I made the mod post and then replied to like two dozens of them.
Lemmygrad couldn’t have come at a better time and I can only do my part in trying to get more people on board. At this time I’m not sure where antifastonetoss is going but we have the community on lemmy (!email@example.com ) which we can develop.
A place to rant between comrades, about anything and everything that’s bringing you down, and talk about them with other comrades.
The idea is to be a response to lib “offmychest” spaces, like swoletariat is a response to lib fitness spaces.