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People think reddit is for discussions but in reality its a slow indoctrination/programing for self censorship by you having to adopt its language etiquette

If not your account is unusable due to negative karma or shadowbanning No other forum or website has such an extreme system for similar goals, which make it a good example to talk about how websites manipulate your thoughts Except maybe this one

The reddit language can be summarized like this: Only use non provoking language/"don't be rude" = don't call out people behind a problem, just talk about the symptoms. This mechanism is hidden in the TOS as hate speech or doxing

(But its only OK if reddit admins allow it, which happens by them 'letting it' or manually putting something on the front page)

Use "correct" words - don't say "black people", say "POC", don't say "retarded", say "uneducated", don't say "fat", say "totally not a shambling corpulent mess using bacon as bandaids but a curvy and thicc gorgeous woman" They hide this as the "respect everyone" norm

The reddit language was created to limit the words for you to use when expressing original thoughts and opinions This exists in varying degrees across the internet. Tumblr is a good example, so is Wikipedia. Or this place This is crucial in shaping and maintaining narrative

In general, concept comes before language, with language being our ability to communicate and express that concept However, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲

Furthermore, if a language lacks the word for a particular concept, it can affect one's cognitive ability to comprehend and express it, to an extent

This is crucial in determining what is allowed to be expressed - and how - not just online but in meatspace This also affects how people communicate online and in meatspace, how they process the world around them and articulate it back to others and themselves

So the end result is language so dumbed down it sounds ridiculous outside very specific context tailored to facilitate such language People of certain progressive slants talk like that all the time, most others would struggle to find words within that to communicate properly

I'm not racist, but... we need to address... but that doesn't mean... _____ is bad...what do you mean "how is it bad"?...why do you support it? I'm not agaisnt... but there is one problem... it's complicated... I don't care what other people do... ...people will do it anyway

I don't like this because...not to sound like an "X"...so obviously I'm not "X"...I can see why people like/enjoy this... so it's objectively good because other people like it... ...so I accept it

Start typing like a redditor, you pretty much set yourself up to fail expressing your opinion, and that's the goal Such obtuse and abstract parameters exist everywhere online in varying degrees Wikipedia, tumblr, YouTube, and 𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 on this site

Reddit rewards people with upvotes and awards who adopt this language when they type stuff, and attack those who don't conform to it ("where's your source", you sound radicalized", "just accept it", not arguing with you" etc)

These people will most likely carry this language off to other sites and even into meatspace. This is what reddit is designed to do, not just create an illusion of consensus, but to also make people conform and adopt some version of Newspeak that propagates itself online and off

Reddit is worse than Facebook & most social media. It's more than just "censorship" to block out info so people don't see it, it's mind manipulation to make people adopt a language that can't oppose anything from abuse presented as 'progress' to multinationals in a realistic way

"let people enjoy what they want" "just buy another brand, don't hate the people creating the problem, it's just some bad individuals" "love is love" "no room for hate here"

"Not all people are like that, just because they are overrepresented in statistics doesn't mean [the thing propped up by pattern recognition and abstract reasoning]"

Before you claim the problem being the mods & users rather than the site & staff, consider the site is designed for this to take place, in particular the layout & karma system. They shutdown subreddits they don't like, transferring moderation to more progressive leaning mods, etc

There is no proof of reddits voting system being real. You can't see who upvoted your posts or comments. The votes are not proportional to the users and they use the meme excuse "to prevent bad actors using bot/political vote raids" which essentially is "We decide how many votes

a post should have." Remember, the reddit staff curates the front page (of 'the Internet'). The reddit "vote formula" is just a buzzword for people to accept this UI participatory metrics sink

You are forced to adopt this language no matter what, if you want to post stuff you need karma, and to get karma you need upvotes, and the only way to get upvotes is to spew out good think comments and dogshit memes

Look up "Neuroplasticity" and how it relates to the brain absorbing information passively (related to language learning and skill development) I bring this up because:

Young people are absorbing information faster but suck at filtering it (they just accept information without questioning it), older people are slower, but better at filtering it and sorting it out

The critical age for this is around 25 +/- 2 years, some say 25-30 years (it depends on the research, I'm not a doctor I just play Cleric in DnD)

If the users don't conform to the language, the posts gets "locked" by moderators with the excuse "toxic comments" (or similar wordings to shut it down), which means that they failed to create the desired consensus hey had in mind before the post was made

Reddit's CEO Steve Huffman changed someone's comments because a user called him out. They also banned people for questioning Ashton "Aimee" Challenor (an admin) for defending a convicted pedo (her dad) and talking about sexual fantasies online involving kids. Its silly over there

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stained hanes

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I wonder if @Ellen K. Pao knew that Ghislaine was sort of a big deal on Reddit. She knew she was supplying people with underage girls for sex as far back as 2011 so its not entirely outside the realm of possibility So brave of her to sit on such harrowing information and do nothing

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The games and tech subs are moderated by company PR departments to allow their shills and filter out bad reviews and competitors A lotta memes are from corporate shills and/or political propaganda. Reddit is a paradise for astroturfing

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