Reddit: "we've always banned hate speech, and we always will."
Fred Nietzsche says that we should be careful when fighting bad things because those bad things can take over our minds:
“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”
He must have had Reddit in mind, because in the name of fighting "hate speech" -- a term never defined and conveniently expanded to eliminate whatever admins or mods find offensive, that day -- Reddit has become the very "hatred" (correct word) that it fears.
In that revealing comment, Reddit admin spez reveals the reason Reddit is rapidly becoming more SJW and insane: Reddit supports "free speech," but that does not include any speech which can be construed as "hate speech."
And a definition, or at least a limit to, "hate speech"? Keep looking, for it will never be found. It is the magic get-out-of-jail-free card for Reddit censors. If someone posts something you don't like, find a way to say that it is "hate speech," and you are immune to criticism. (Not only that, but the sheep will thank you for "protecting" them).
This reveals the difference between American-style "first amendment" "free speech," which is not a liberal or social justice idea, and the 1968 hippie-style "free speech" which is assimilated by the concept of "be cool, man," meaning that the only speech which is acceptable is that which offends no one.
Now Reddit revels in increasing censorship, but refuses to admit its ideological nature:
“We didn’t ban them for being racist,” he added. “We banned them because we have to spend a disproportionate amount of time dealing with them. If we want to improve Reddit, we need more people, but CT’s existence and popularity has also made recruiting here more difficult.”
This shows us the future of net censorship: target undesirable speech by claiming it is causing problems, while ignoring desirable speech that causes problems, and it's censorship by convenience not ideology. Cute, but can anyone trust admins who are this deceptive and dishonest?