HATE Reddit Says It Will Allow Hate Speech Against “People Who Are in the Majority”

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon

Reddit Says It Will Allow Hate Speech Against “People Who Are in the Majority”

Site’s policy on bullying and harassment explicitly says it won’t protect every group.

Published 7 hours ago on 29 June, 2020
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After The Donald subreddit was banned by Reddit, users drew attention to the site’s policy on hate speech, which explicitly does not protect “people who are in the majority.”

Although it had been largely inactive for months after the owners set up TheDonald.win, Reddit banned the forum which was home to over 800,000 Trump supporters.

This occurred on the same day that streaming site Twitch temporarily suspended President Trump’s channel for “hate speech”.

An interesting caveat to emerge out of Reddit’s censorship is that the site’s section on Promoting Hate Based on Identity or Vulnerability explicitly states that hate speech is still permitted towards “people who are in the majority.”

This is presumably a reference to white people, who are still a majority in America but represent only 10-12 per cent of the global population.

“Marginalized or vulnerable groups include, but are not limited to, groups based on their actual and perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or disability. These include victims of a major violent event and their families,” states Reddit’s policy.

“While the rule on hate protects such groups, it does not protect all groups or all forms of identity. For example, the rule does not protect groups of people who are in the majority or who promote such attacks of hate.”

In other words, Reddit is giving the green light to its users to engage in a list of behaviors it lists, including “harassment, bullying, and threats of violence,” so long as the target is “people who are in the majority.”


Kathy in FL

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Have never used reddit. The vast majority of what little I have read from there sounds like it was written by twelve year old girls pretending they are older than they are in order to catch the attention of the high school boys.


Veteran Member
Reddit always looked to me like a throwback to AOL for morons. Guess maybe it was? Any time a web-search takes me there, I look for another search result.

Still, this race, gender, class, ethnic and religious war is getting out of hand. Sure seems more intentional than “grass roots”.


Faithful Steed
So the majority cannot critique the minority, but the minority can critique the majority?

Sounds like a sure plan to sow discord.

JFK's dictum concerning elections comes to mind.

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

We could re-write this for this situation.

"Those who make peaceful dialogue impossible will make violent response inevitable."

One imagines this lack of appreciation for the human spirit is intentional.