r/vaxxhappened - Blackout megathread
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Basically what I’m getting from the general reddit-wide user response to this is “I support protesting misinformation that had already proved deadly as long as it doesn’t inconvenience me in any way, and that includes where I go to meme and shitpost.”

Blackouts are now tradition on Reddit, because mods found it’s the only thing that works to get the admins’ attention.

Last time they did one, it was so wide and lasted so long spez threatened to purge the mod teams and install new, loyal mods to make the reddits public again. Not in those words, of course, but that’s ultimately how he was gonna have to do it.

You can see there is a huge contradiction between the mods and admins. Without the admins to maintain reddit, there is no website to moderate. Without the mods, there are no users to maintain a site for. And they are fundamentally opposed because the admins do everything in their power, it seems, to make mods powerless and compliant – while mods have been asking for more independence and more decisional powers towards sitewide policies.

I think we all know how contradictions are resolved.

In this situation, unless the moderators somehow organize together to seize the source code of Reddit, this contradiction will fall in the favor of the Reddit admins who will get their perfectly engineered echo sphere

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Or just start their own Lemmy instances.

Makan
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Didn’t know about this.

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I think a corporation being bullied is kinda based.

r/Ivermectin was filled with nonsense until it was brigaded. I think spez also basically allowed misinformation about vaccines as long as it wasn’t too obvious.

Of course there was also misinformation that was supported by many mods on main subs such as the lab leak nonsense being parroted a few months ago

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