Reddit recently updated its statement on “Promoting Hate Based on Identity or Vulnerability” which is about justifying its recent massive ban of popular subreddits like r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse, by banning “hate” against “[m]arginalized or vulnerable groups” including “victims of a major violent event” such as presumably people shot by the police regardless of whether the shooting was justified.
An earlier version of the statement exempted “people who are in the majority” from protections against “hate”, which means non-minority groups like people who are White, for example.
New Reddit hate speech policy does not apply to "people in the majority" 🙈 pic.twitter.com/qX7dbhS2oY
— The Safest Space (@TheSafestSpace) June 29, 2020
Reddit has since changed the offending paragraph (though the internet is forever), to a new version that excludes those “who try to hide their hate in bad faith claims of discrimination”. In otherwords, anyone who claims “reverse discrimination” or to be a victim of Affirmative Action are not excluded from permissible (2 minutes of) hate, ‘twould seem.
A little Reddit mood music?