There are several subs on Reddit that incite violence, hate, and harassment against ‘protected’ groups as well as individuals and animals. Anyone who uses Reddit can visit these subs, which means they can see all of the unnecessarily cruel comments within these subs.
Reddit has already banned many of them, including r/incels, r/WhiteRights, r/Imgoingtohellforthis & r/fullfascism, but there are still plenty of others that call for threats and attacks against innocent animals such as cats, use of the N word for Blacks, violence against Muslims, extreme misogyny, and utter hatred of Jews.
The following subs are notorious for racism, sexism, anti Semitism, and posts about poisoning/killing cats: r/uncensorednews, r/Braincels, r/conspiracy, r/MetaCanada, r/The_Donald, r/fuckingniggers, r/milliondollarextreme, r/CringeAnarchy, r/catsareassholes, and r/ifuckinghatecats. There may be more out there, but these are the subs where I have actually seen violent posts.
Reddit has a lot of young members, and they should not have to see comments calling for any type of violence and hate, because it can distort their image of people & the world. As a cat lover, woman of color, and a pretty open minded person, I find these ugly posts very disturbing, and I would loathe for anyone I know to see them.
I can only imagine what other feline friends, Blacks, women, Jews, Muslims, Hispanics, Asians, and others must feel when they see these posts and hate-filled subreddits.
I am a member of Reddit and from the first time I joined, I have seen more than my fair share of violence, hate, and calls for murder against protected groups such as women, Blacks, Jews, Muslims, Hispanics, and even animals – mainly cats – as well as individuals, such as former President Obama.
Seeing these types of posts and comments all over various subreddits has made me come to the sad conclusion that White Americans are 99% racist, will never change, and that the election of Donald Trump to the White House has made everything worse.
I am strongly considering deleting my account with Reddit due to the cruel posts and ugly comments that I see there on a daily basis. I honestly do not think it is fair to members of the Reddit community to have subs available that call for violence against anyone or anything, be it cats, children, women, or brown-skinned peoples.
I don’t believe in censorship, yet when there is a sub called r/fuckingniggers in existence on Reddit, I really think there is something wrong with that picture, and it doesn’t say much for the feelings of Reddit’s Administrators that they would allow such a sub to flourish.
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