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Re: Only hate against “majority” groups to be allowed under Reddit’s new rules

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Reddit, for example, faced backlash in the last month when it said that “hate speech” would be allowed if directed at those who are in the “majority.” Reddit soon backtracked once the implications of this faced pushback.

https://reclaimthenet.org/reddit-new-rules-vague/

And now Reddit is back again for another try at this, stating this time, “While the rule on hate protects such (vulnerable) groups, it does not protect those who promote attacks of hate or who try to hide their hate in bad faith claims of discrimination.”

The first definition was simply outrageous; the new one sounds like it was crafted by an intern.

Reddit will not protect the speech of those “who promote attacks of hate or who try to hide their hate in bad faith claims of discrimination”?

However, this kind of non-definition is one of those that tech companies use on purpose. The broad and vague wording (“bad faith,” “claims of discrimination”) looks silly at first – but it’s designed to allow them to censor anything they don’t like, while ignoring hate speech complaints by anyone they don’t like. You might say that they’ve created their rules in “bad faith” and that it allows them to “discriminate” at-will.