Reddit & Newspeak – A Modern Example of Self-Censorship

An anon on 4chan notices disturbing trends on how the site Reddit psychologically conditions its users:

reddit robotNormies think that reddit is for discussions (a “forum site”), but in reality it’s a slow indoctrination/programing for self censorship by you having to adopt the “reddit language etiquette” (otherwise your account gets unusable, which means negative Karma or shadowbanning). If you think about it, no other forum or website has such an extreme system for similar goals, which makes it a good example to talk about how sites manipulate your thoughts.

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 it’s only OK if reddit admins allow it (you know this by them “letting it”/manually putting it to the front page). You can only talk about the symptoms of a problem, not the cause of it.

> Use “correct” words / leftist words = don’t say “nigger”, say “POC”, don’t say “retarded”, say “uneducated”, don’t say “fat”, say “thicc” etc. They hide this as the “respect everyone” norm.

The “reddit language” was created to limit the words for you to use when you want to express your own original thoughts and opinions. If you use this language, you can’t sound as extreme as the left can (“kill all nazis”, “whites are terrorists”, and “Christians are the worst” etc). Your language has been dumbed down so it sounds ridiculous if you try to express yourself using this language if you were to say something non-left leaning. A leftist could use this language to sound convincing, meanwhile you (the right leaning one) would sound like doing mental gymnastics to find simple words.

> I’m not racist, but… we need to address… but that doesn’t mean… …racism is bad.
> I’m not against… 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.

reddit thoughtcrimeStart typing like a redditor, you pretty much set yourself up to fail expressing your own opinion, and that’s the goal. Reddit is a self-indoctrination site to make people start talking like a moron. People do this because they still think that it’s a “democratic tool” to use, that it’s a big place for “discussions”. But to be part of the “discussion”, you have to speak the reddit language, otherwise you get downvoted or banned.

Reddit rewards people (with votes and awards) who adopt this language when they type/write stuff, and attack those who don’t conform to it (“muh 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 maybe outside the internet. This is what reddit is designed to do, not just to create an illusion of consensus, but to also make people conform and adopt some version of Newspeak.

> Awards = Participation trophies for group think, pretty much a “medal for good think”.

Reddit is unironically worse than Facebook and other sites. It’s more than just “censorship” to block out information so people don’t see the information, it’s mind manipulation to make people adopt a language too, a language that can’t oppose degeneracy and big corporations in a realistic way. Here is some typical reddit phrases (a.k.a the “plebbit meme”):

> “muh let people enjoy what they want“
> “muh don’t yell at the (corporate) wagie, don’t be a Karen“
> “just buy another brand, don’t hate the people creating the problem, it’s just some bad individuals”
> “Not all people are like that, just because they are overrepresented in statistics doesn’t mean [insert retard pills]”
> “muh love is love” (+ “no room for hate here” etc)

Many __chan sites are honeypots, but I would rather be on a fed list than brainwashing myself with retarded nigger buzzwords and phrases to limit my own thoughts.

> inb4 mods and users are the problem, not the site and staff

No, the website is designed for this to take place (look at the Karma system and the layout), and there have been countless amounts of times of reddit shutting down subreddits they don’t like, transferring moderation to more left leaning mods etc.

reddit upvotes1
Like a trained rat pressing a button for rewards.

Extra notes:

There is no proof of reddits voting system being real. You can’t see who upvoted your post 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”, but it’s pretty much a cover up for them to say: ”We decide how many votes a post should have.” Remember, the reddit staff currates the front page. (read about “Dead internet theory” if you enjoy a good internet rabbithole.) The reddit “vote formula” is just a buzzword for morons to accept this number manipulation.

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 bullshit “good think” comments and reddit memes. You do this by typing out leftwing comments with own fingers, or copying other users’ comments you have read. If you are an individual that is uncertain of your political beliefs or haven’t got a grasp on how the internet works (how to spot shills, spam and slide threads etc), you are at risk of being sucked into the language without knowing it. Pretty much anyone below the age of 23-27 are extra vulnerable for this, and especially women.

Look up “Neuroplasticity” and how it relates to the brain absorbing information passively (related to language learning and skill development). But here is the quick run down: 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 medical doctor to figure out the exact number).

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 they 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 reddit tranny administrator) for defending a convicted pedo (his dad…) and talking about sex fantasies online… involving kids, I’m not making this shit up! Political figures actaully have administrative powers on this fucking site, and some are actually pedos.

Now I hope you got somewhat of an idea of why reddit is the worst place to have any discussions online. These was just the first major points, and there is a lot more to talk about when it comes to reddit and how a shitty site it truly is. Here is some other topics I wont explain but you can look up and figure out if it’s true or not. I believe them to be so, but you should really learn how to spot it yourself and come to your own conclusions.

> 99% of the memes are corporate shills or political propaganda (both at the same time too is also very common), reddit is the paradise of astroturfing.
> all the game and tech subs are moderated by company PR departments to allow their own shills and filter out bad reviews and competitors.
> the site really is full of pedos and other degenerates.
> if you see something that isn’t some of the things above, it’s just a wannabe e-celebrity trying to leech off an already existing fanbase (that is somehow related to that subreddit).

Don’t use reddit.

The above writings are rough around the edge, but there’s a lot of astute observations there.  They also parallel Ted Kaczynski’s observations on the quality of “over-socialization” that many leftists possess.  Indeed, given the above author’s observations on how the site Reddit functions, it’s essentially a modern, online version of the over-socialization process, being applied to unwitting youngsters.  For further reference, below is a brief excerpt from Ted’s writing on “over-socialization:

…Psychologists use the term “socialization” to designate the process by which children are trained to think and act as society demands. A person is said to be well socialized if he believes in and obeys the moral code of his society and fits in well as a functioning part of that society. …

The moral code of our society is so demanding that no one can think, feel and act in a completely moral way. For example, we are not supposed to hate anyone, yet almost everyone hates somebody at some time or other, whether he admits it to himself or not. Some people are so highly socialized that the attempt to think, feel and act morally imposes a severe burden on them. In order to avoid feelings of guilt, they continually have to deceive themselves about their own motives and find moral explanations for feelings and actions that in reality have a non-moral origin. We use the term “oversocialized” to describe such people.

Oversocialization can lead to low self-esteem, a sense of powerlessness, defeatism, guilt, etc. One of the most important means by which our society socializes children is by making them feel ashamed of behavior or speech that is contrary to society’s expectations. If this is overdone, or if a particular child is especially susceptible to such feelings, he ends by feeling ashamed of HIMSELF.

Moreover the thought and the behavior of the oversocialized person are more restricted by society’s expectations than are those of the lightly socialized person. The majority of people engage in a significant amount of naughty behavior. They lie, they commit petty thefts, they break traffic laws, they goof off at work, they hate someone, they say spiteful things or they use some underhanded trick to get ahead of the other guy. The oversocialized person cannot do these things, or if he does do them he generates in himself a sense of shame and self-hatred. The oversocialized person cannot even experience, without guilt, thoughts or feelings that are contrary to the accepted morality; he cannot think “unclean” thoughts. And socialization is not just a matter of morality; we are socialized to conform to many norms of behavior that do not fall under the heading of morality. Thus the oversocialized person is kept on a psychological leash and spends his life running on rails that society has laid down for him. In many oversocialized people this results in a sense of constraint and powerlessness that can be a severe hardship. We suggest that oversocialization is among the more serious cruelties that human beings inflict on one another.

Reddit, as a site, promotes and spreads the dumbing down of one’s own writing styles and eventually internal dialogue.  Furthermore, the site’s Karma system’s effects on people eerily resembles the over-socialization process Ted Kaczynski described years ago, before the internet have even fully taken off.  In short, as the first author quoted above says – don’t use Reddit.



Original screen cap:

reddit self censorship


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