Censorship on Reddit

Is reddit blocking *.ml domains or *specifically* instance domains? (UPDATE: Reddit is blocking all .ml domains.)
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/223059 > Everytime I post a link to lemmy.ml or lemmygrad.ml (with no url shortener); the posts get removed. I can't tell if reddit is blocking *.ml domains in general; or specifically Lemmy domains.

As time passes on; I get happier that I know the existence of FOSS social media (and the fediverse).

Apparently now banned from reddit
Although I received no notification of banishment or over what in particular (probably due to eugenics hesitancy...) it seems as though I cannot log in nor view any posts anymore. This just happened within the last hour. Using a privacy mode I could view posts again, until attempting to log in that way and then the fake-impossibility thing began again. Anyone else have a similar problem, with probably being banned for wrongthink in this manner now?

87% removed or deleted comments on this post: https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ct6plr/this_picture_is_quite_hard_to_find_so_i_thought/

(censored in r/betterment) Is offline service available? (forced to solve CAPTCHA..)
For the record, u/scuczu [censored](https://www.reddit.com/r/betterment/comments/bz0jr2/is_offline_service_available_forced_to_solve/) this rule-abiding post: > Betterment forces Tor users to solve an (often broken) Google CAPTCHA. After looking further, it's evident that Betterment also forces all web traffic through CloudFlare. That's a very bad idea. Financial data is sensitive and should not be shared with CloudFlare. Is there an offline way to open a Betterment account?"

(censored in r/enviroaction) Tell Yang his campaign t-shirt is a bad idea
This is why people should abandon Reddit in favor of Lemmy. This post exposes the rampant Reddit censorship problem. The following posts are an example of civil on topic rule-conforming posts that were censored in r/enviroaction without cause. ----- In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/enviroaction/comments/dr2f9a/tell_yang_his_campaign_tshirt_is_a_bad_idea_made/f6e2gyt/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/enviroaction/comments/dr2f9a/tell_yang_his_campaign_tshirt_is_a_bad_idea_made/f6ehncw/) the following (which was censored): >> So just a note, all cotton is organic: C6H5O9 > > Either you're attempting [equivocation](https://www.thoughtco.com/equivocation-fallacy-term-1690672), or perhaps you're unaware of [sustainable cotton](http://aboutorganiccotton.org/faq/) which has taken the name "organic cotton". ("at present, approximately 0.51% of global cotton production is organic.") > > But thanks for mentioning Amazon's packaging waste.. I overlooked that. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/enviroaction/comments/dr2f9a/tell_yang_his_campaign_tshirt_is_a_bad_idea_made/f6fz58s/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/enviroaction/comments/dr2f9a/tell_yang_his_campaign_tshirt_is_a_bad_idea_made/f6g14ha/) the following (which was censored): > I was actually half tempted to criticize Amazon for using FedEx. > > FedEx is an NRA-supporting ALEC member, so using FedEx supports climate denial (among [other evils](https://www.reddit.com/r/Boycott_Boeing/comments/dr0ax7/rationale_for_boycotting_boeing/)). FedEx also ships shark fins, hunting trophies, and slave dolphins. So the toll on the environment by FedEx is quite extensive (while they advertise with claims to have a low carbon footprint to capture business from uninformed but pro-environment consumers). > > UPS is also an ALEC member but not as harmful as FedEx. > > USPS is slightly evil for blocking Tor. But in the big scheme of things any alternative to FedEx and UPS at least avoids the worst of them. Can anyone cite a legitimate reason to censor these posts under r/enviroaction rules?

This graphic (linked by the title) was [censored](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/) in r/Brussels. The moderator [alleges](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2nom2/) that wrongdoing of Argenta bank is irrelevant to r/Brussels. It's a bogus claim because Argenta has several branches in Brussels. This moderator has a history of generally opposing activism, yet fails to create a rule against politics or activism. So he's enforcing rules that do not exist to control the dialog and bias the narrative to fit into his world views. In that thread, a number of posts were removed, all civil and answering questions. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2kh11/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2lk48/): > I assume the source you're after is the Argenta-JPM ties. It's in the fine print of their pension plans, and also here: > > https://www.argenta.be/content/dam/argenta/documenten/beleggen/fondsen/arvestar/Subcustodians%20overzicht.pdf > > Argenta does not give pensioners a choice of investments. Opening a pension account at Argenta automatically entails opening it at JP Morgan with no way to opt-out. Investors should be informed where their money goes. > > If you need a source on any other relationship in the chart let me know. It's all easy to find public info. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2lrow/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2mm2o/): > The chart is my own original work. This thread is the first publication of it. So far it's the sole publication of it. I created that after reading these articles: > > * https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/3/11/1841225/-Big-banks-back-away-from-Trump-s-immigration-policies-but-tech-giants-are-still-on-board > * https://boingboing.net/2018/04/20/something-something-invisible.html > * https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-palantir-peter-thiel/ > * https://www.businessinsider.nl/security-pro-at-jpmorgan-spied-on-employees-using-palantir-2018-4?international=true&r=US > * https://www.politicususa.com/2018/03/28/peter-thiel-company-helped-cambridge-analytica-steal-facebook-data.html > > I already knew some of the data so let me know if you need a source for anything specifically not covered by those articles and i'll dig it up. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2k6ch/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2oi36/): > Argenta has several branches in Brussels. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2q8lu/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/brussels/comments/cehec4/how_argenta_a_family_bank_contributes_to_family/eu2szj6/): >> You mean, how JP Morgan contributes to family separation? > > I mean ***Argenta Bank*** contributes to family separation by way of all entities in the supply chain, including JP Morgan. > >> Most banks have services that are dependent on JP Morgan directly for example for cross border payment) or for example with settlement of financial products. > > Apart from the bandwagon fallacy (one bank's evil justifies another), most banks give investors an election on where to direct funding. Argenta does not. Argenta's CEO has JP Morgan [ties](https://www.argenta.be/content/dam/argenta/over-argenta/jaarverslagen/2017/bank-en-verzekeringsgroep/Activities%20and%20sustainability%20report%202017.pdf) and Argenta also buries JPMs involvement in fine print that only the most diligent pensioners bother to read. > > It's also unclear why you would consider Argenta's voluntary participation in JP Morgan investments somehow justified by JP Morgan's SWIFT membership for cross-border payments. There are 6 US banks capable of IBAN transfers, and it's the recipients of those transfers who control that. Of course it makes no sense to hold banks accountable for transactions outside of their control. ----- All of the replies above were censored by u/octave1. I believe they were civil and relatively unemotional.

(censored in r/banking) Any banks email images of cleared checks?
In response to [this comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/Banking/comments/cbxcdy/any_banks_email_images_of_cleared_checks/etjazco/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/Banking/comments/cbxcdy/any_banks_email_images_of_cleared_checks/eu4fv1d/): > It is not a security problem. It's actually ***more*** secure to send data via PGP-encrypted email than HTTPS (which can be MitMd). > > I believe the problem is that not enough people are PGP capable to be interesting enough for banks to take the risk of doing something different. US banks are extremely risk averse. There are a couple banks outside the US that send PGP email but they don't deal with checks. ----- That comment was censored.

(censored in r/CrappyDesign2) Political campaign t-shirt for a progressive party is made with...
This [original post](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign2/comments/dr22yo/political_campaign_tshirt_for_a_progressive_party/) in r/CrappyDesign2 was not censored, but the following two comments in that thread were censored: ----- In response to [this comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign2/comments/dr22yo/political_campaign_tshirt_for_a_progressive_party/f6g95gp/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign2/comments/dr22yo/political_campaign_tshirt_for_a_progressive_party/f6gjclt/): >> In terms of products we need to minimize to save the earth, pretty sure "Shirts" are waaaaaaay down the list. > > The Extinction Rebellion movement has copyrighted their logo so that they can [declare](https://rebellion.earth/): > >"*We do not endorse or create any merchandise and we will pursue and prosecute anyone who does.*" > > And rightly so. Eco-activists quite rightly oppose the foolish production of unneeded clothing that outlasts its useful purpose - even when it promotes their own agenda. Hopefully they sue [these scumbags](https://www.teepublic.com/gifts-and-merchandise/extinction-rebellion) who are not only making XR clothes but they're also doing so with unsustainable material. > > By comparison, the XR movement will long outlive the absurdly short Yang 2020 campaign. > > You imply that there's a triage, whereby sensible clothing design is somehow in competition with other climate actions. It's nonsense. Did Yang save enough time on his shirt design to do something more important for climate change? What more important activity will not be accomplished if clothing is designed to be sustainable? > >> Even the shirts made congratulating super bowl losers get used somewhere. > > Those are slightly less ridiculous because the intent is for them to be appreciated /after/ the event -- unlike a POTUS campaign involving ~20 candidates, 19 of whom won't make it to the general election. In response to [this comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign2/comments/dr22yo/political_campaign_tshirt_for_a_progressive_party/f6fzwqa/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign2/comments/dr22yo/political_campaign_tshirt_for_a_progressive_party/f6g2bqr/): > The design flaw is actually orthogonal to political bias. The problem is the political ideology of the politician is misaligned with the design, thus making the design unfit for purpose. > > If this shirt were a Trump shirt, there would actually be no problem with the design as there would be no conflict of interest (the orange guy is a climate denier). > > The design flaws are objectively evident regardless of our personal political leans. ----- I believe those posts were civil, and in fact more civil than the uncensored posts they are replying to.

(censored in r/Boycott_Boeing) "How to Boycott Boeing"
The following was posted in r/Boycott_Boeing with the title "How to Boycott Boeing", which was censored, ironically. The moderator, who has his own post showing ways to avoid Boeing, is strangely intent on suppressing methods of boycotting other than his own. ----- Suppose you want to boycott Boeing. A Boeing aircraft is probably not on your shopping list, so you can't simply scratch Boeing off your shopping list as easily as you can with a company like Dell, for example. But there are some things you can do to reduce money that ultimately feeds Boeing. Boeing has a duopoly with Airbus (detailed on [wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_between_Airbus_and_Boeing)). Most airlines own both Boeing and Airbus products, so it would be impractical to extend the boycott to all airlines that have Boeings in their inventory. But there is a bias. Some airlines have a strong majority of Boeings in their fleet compared to Airbus. Here is a sampling of some of the large carriers: | **Airline** | **Active Boeing assets (%)** | **Notes** | |--|--|--| | Aer Lingus | 7.8% (4/51) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Aer%20Lingus.htm) | | Air Berlin | 0.0% (0/84) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20Berlin.htm) | | Air Canada | 36.9% (62/168) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20Canada.htm) | | Air China | 51.7% (200/387) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20China.htm) | | Air France | 31.6% (71/225) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air%20France.htm) | | Alitalia | 9.8% (10/102) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Alitalia.htm) | | American Airlines | 48.7% (452/928) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/American%20Airlines.htm) | | British Airways | 47.0% (126/268) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/British%20Airways.htm) | | China Eastern Airlines | 3.7% (16/428) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/China%20Eastern%20Airlines.htm) | | Delta | 57.0% (479/840) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Delta%20Air%20Lines.htm) | | Finnair | 0.0% (0/47) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Finnair.htm) | | Iberia | 0.0% (0/78) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Iberia.htm) | | Japan Airlines |100.0% (163/163) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Japan%20Airlines.htm) | | KLM | 88.8% (103/116) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/KLM.htm) | | Korean Air | 75.3% (119/158) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Korean%20Air.htm) | | Lufthansa | 13.7% (37/271) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Lufthansa.htm) | | Swiss Global Air Lines | 33.3% (6/18) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Swiss%20Global%20Air%20Lines.htm) | | United Airlines | 78.6% (578/735) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/United%20Airlines.htm) | | Virgin Atlantic | 56.8% (21/37) | [source](http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Virgin%20Atlantic.htm) | I recommend boycotting airlines with a Boeing inventory over ~40%. In addition to avoiding Boeing-dominant airlines, it's also a good idea to exclude flights on Boeing aircraft from your air travel search. Here's how: 1. Go to itasoftware.com 1. Fill out the search form as you normally would 1. Click on "Advanced routing codes", and noticed that a new box appears to enter outbound and return routing codes. 1. In all the advanced routing codes boxes, paste this: ` /-aircraft t:703 t:707 t:70F t:70M t:717 t:721 t:722 t:727 t:72B t:72C t:72F t:72M t:72S t:72X t:72Y t:731 t:732 t:733 t:734 t:735 t:736 t:737 t:738 t:739 t:73C t:73F t:73G t:73H t:73J t:73M t:73W t:73X t:73Y t:741 t:742 t:743 t:744 t:747 t:74C t:74D t:74E t:74F t:74H t:74J t:74L t:74M t:74N t:74R t:74T t:74U t:74V t:74X t:74Y t:752 t:753 t:757 t:75F t:75M t:75T t:75W t:762 t:763 t:764 t:767 t:76F t:76W t:76X t:76Y t:772 t:773 t:777 t:77F t:77L t:77W t:788 t:789 t:B72 ` That will exclude all flights that make use of a Boeing aircraft from the search results. Why is that a good idea? A pilot is either a Boeing pilot or an Airbus pilot. Rarely is a pilot trained in both. Riding on a Boeing aircraft feeds Boeing pilots, who exclusively cator for Boeing products. Commandline nerds who want to know how to derive that syntax may want to run this: ` $ lynx -dump -nolist https://www.flugzeuginfo.net/table_accodes_iata_en.php | awk 'BEGIN{ORS=" ";} tolower($0) ~ /boeing/{print "t:"$1}' ` Don't forget to prefix the `/-aircraft `. Why boycott Boeing and General Electric? ======================================== See the [rationale chart](https://pasteboard.co/IEYLY8l.png). Boeing has made a deal with General Electric to ensure that some Boeing aircraft can only be fitted with GE engines. It turns out that General Electric (a former ALEC member) is itself very boycott-worthy anyway because it's involved with the same evils as Boeing. Also note that Airbus does not contribute to any of the problems in the rationale chart. It will not be immediately obvious to everyone why drug testing is such a bad idea. I suggest [this article](https://steemit.com/marijuana/@apertus-cogitari/employer-imposed-drug-testing-why-it-s-a-bad-idea) for more detail.

censored in r/unpopularopinion, then by r/boycott_boeing, followed by r/censorship_uncensored
In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f47ka3d/) by u/Poison1990 in r/unpopularopinion, I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f6d99at/): > +1 for humor. But in all seriousness, it is possible for travelers to boycott Boeing. See the [How to Boycott Boeing](https://www.reddit.com/r/Boycott_Boeing/comments/dr0jpy/how_to_boycott_boeing/) article. In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f47ivgh/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f6cpvir/): > [Rationale](https://www.reddit.com/r/Boycott_Boeing/comments/dr0ax7/rationale_for_boycotting_boeing/) for boycotting Boeing (for me) is all the right-wing policy it supports financially as well as the politicians it backs." > > If only we get them to make planes without a right wing ;) In response to [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f6d1lls/), I [wrote](https://www.reddit.com/r/unpopularopinion/comments/djri68/we_as_consumers_should_completely_boycott_boeing/f6d632h/): > *Climate change* is a *scientific* theory. The climate denial propaganda is to [spin](https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/just-a-theory-7-misused-science-words/) climate change as "just a theory" in hopes that most people are not knowledgeable enough to know the difference between a ***scientific** theory* and a "theory" in laypersons terms -- effectively making climate change sound as if someone is wildly guessing. > > A scientific theory is very well supported by evidence from a significant collection of supported hypothesis and not even close to mere guesswork -- and guesswork cannot be passed off as a "scientific theory". Darwin's theory of evolution is also a scientific theory. Would you also regard the theory of evolution as "propaganda"? > > So no, you cannot "both sides" this. Propaganda is on one side; science is on the other." When viewed from a logged-out browser, the above three comments are reported "missing". I personally and exclusively can still see them when logged in. It's a bit insideous that this censorship occured in r/unpopularopinion, where we expect to be able to express these sort of ideas in a civil manner. The third post was censored mid-conversation with u/arewetodayman, which is quite disruptive as Reddit has effectively interefered with a conversation between two people. You would think a forum meant to accommodate "unpopular opinions" would not suppress a civil boycott on Boeing, but a moderator there is censoring posts critical of Boeing. I posted a comment similar to the censorship summary above in r/Boycott\_Boeing, and was appalled that they censored this post (like cops, Reddit moderators side with each other regardless of integrity). Then I posted the same summary message to r/censorship\_uncensored and was censored there. The moderator (u/nonpushoverconsumer) said they did not (and would not) censor that post. So the 3rd instance was censored by a robot.

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