TrueCrime is standing with different subreddits and might be closing to new posts and feedback from three PM EDT to 12 PM EDT Thursday to protest the reddit admins’ offering a house for hate speech. : TrueCrime

This put up was initially posted on r/AskHistorians and r/History. I’ve edited it to use to this sub.

r/TrueCrime isn’t accepting new posts or responses, in protest towards Reddit’s lack of motion towards racism and hate on the positioning.

Reddit has introduced its alignment with antiracist protesters. We demand to know: the place are the actions to again up the phrases? The Reddit directors’ insurance policies have made their web site downright hospitable to precisely the sorts of racists and fascists towards whom it claims to be protesting.

Each day our sub, which has zero tolerance for such speech, has to take away the sorts of intensely problematic and hateful rhetoric that Reddit has turn out to be a secure haven for. For instance, questions and solutions supporting Holocaust denial compelled us to ascertain a transparent coverage of rapid deletion, as moderator /u/commiespaceinvader describes here.

Reddit has few such qualms. Most lately, the admins’ latest try to pressure unmoderated chatrooms on each group would have circumvented our guidelines and allowed our sub to turn out to be simply the platform for permitting hate speech that we work every single day to stop—reflecting the admins’ concern for his or her backside line above all else. It was subreddits, together with AskHistorians, whose protests of that call made Reddit rescind this explicit transfer in the direction of permitting hate speech.

The r/AskHistorians mod crew has additionally issued an announcement on state violence and white supremacy: George Floyd was murdered by America: a historian’s perspective on the history of U.S. police brutality against Black people

Reddit’s stance is hypocritical. It leaves us no selection however to protest.


We’ll reopen tomorrow.