Reddit is now blocking and censoring any news about the Clinton Russia collusion probe

I’ve been trying to post links from fox news, boston herald, the hill, newsweek, etc. All blocked and censored by Reddit. There is no notification that it’s deleted, it doesn’t even show up in “New”, it’s just quietly removed.

Currently the stories are being censored from “News” and “Politics”

It’s not just about them locking threads. They were specifically removing comments, some about blood donation, some having nothing to do with hate speech.

https://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/4nsiw1/state_of_the_subreddit_and_the_orlando_shooting/d46jg40/

Read all the comments.

Worldnews bias is absolutely unreal. They’re really working to hide the Obama/Clinton/Russia collusion and bribery from the front page.

Worldnews bias is absolutely unreal. They’re really working to hide the Obama/Clinton/Russia collusion and bribery from the front page.

Censorship in r/news around the Clinton Uranium scandal is just silly at this point

Crazy how that works huh?

Zerohedge: Russian Uranium Deal “Is the Biggest Story That Fake Media Doesn’t Want to Follow”

As we reported yesterday, as the media continues to lose their collective minds over $100,000 worth of Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russians during the 2016 election, the Senate Judiciary Committee has finally decided they’re going to take a look into a shady Russian deal – first  profiled here last summer – that handed Putin 20% of America’s uranium reserves, was approved by the Obama administration during an ongoing FBI investigation into charges of bribery, extortion and money laundering by the Russian buyer and netted the Clintons millions of dollars in donations and ‘speaking fees.”

Recall that on Wednesday it was reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee launched a full-scale probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee chairman, gets his first chance to raise the issue in public on Wednesday when he questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing.

“It has recently come to the Committee’s attention that employees of Rosatom were involved in a criminal enterprise involving a conspiracy to commit extortion and money laundering during the time of the CFIUS transaction,” Grassley wrote in one such letter addressed to Sessions.

 

“The fact that Rosatom subsidiaries in the United States were under criminal investigation as a result of a U.S. intelligence operation apparently around the time CFIUS approved the Uranium One/Rosatom transaction raises questions about whether that information factored into CFIUS’ decision to approve the transaction,” the chairman added.

Fast forward to this week when thanks to newly released affidavits from a case that landed one of the Russian co-conspirators, Vadim Mikerin, in jail, we learned on Tuesday that not only was the Obama administration aware the Russians’ illegal acts in the U.S. but it may have also been fully aware that “Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow.”

It gets better: in an unexpected twist, the FBI’s investigation into this particular Russian plot began in 2009 under none other than Robert Mueller, now the special counsel in charge of the Trump case… and ended in late 2015 under the controversial, former FBI Director James Comey who was relieved of his duties by President Trump. “Surprisingly” when the DOJ finally arrested Mikerin in 2014, following 5 years of investigations in a massive international bribery and money-laundering scheme, rather than publicly celebrate, they seemingly swept it under the rug.  In fact, there was no public release concerning the case at all until a full year later when the DOJ announced a plea deal with Mikerin right before labor day.

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http://motherboard.vice.com/read/orlando-shooting-response-shows-reddit-cant-be-the-front-page-of-the-internet

here’s a start.

Orlando Shooting Response Shows Reddit Can’t Be the ‘Front Page of the Internet’
Mass censorship and confusion in /r/news makes it clear that the default Reddit experience is a failure.

Jun 13 2016, 2:40pm

If you browsed Reddit Sunday, you would have noticed that the top news on one of the United States’s largest websites wasn’t the mass shooting that left at least 50 people dead in a gay nightclub in Orlando. Instead, the community’s attention was focused on how moderators of the site’s /r/news subreddit handled the event. Once again, discussion and information dissemination was drowned out by Reddit’s internal drama.

As you might expect, there’s a lot of history and layers to all of this, so I’ll just give you the topline notes: In the hours after the Orlando mass shooting was reported, moderators at /r/news banned comments in the most popular thread about the shooting, then removed many additional links to other news reports about the story. The moderating team eventually created a “mega thread” to discuss the shooting, but deleted thousands of comments in it and banned many of the users who posted in it.

Screenshots show that people were banned or muted from the subreddit for posting links with new information and some people were also banned for posting information about where people could donate blood to the victims. One of the /r/news mods responded to one commenter with “kill yourself,” for good measure.

A site that archives deleted comments shows that many on-topic comments were removed without explanation. Eventually, a moderator of /r/news made a post addressing, if not apologizing, for the whole thing.

Amid all this confusion, discussion about the shooting moved to threads on /r/AskReddit/r/pics, and /r/the_donald (the huge Donald Trump subreddit). Unsurprisingly, many of these discussions devolved into discussion about Reddit’s censorship and the /r/news situation. Meanwhile, other threads in other subredditsabout the /r/news mess shot to the top of /r/all, which displays the top Reddit posts across all subreddits.

The default Reddit experience is a failure

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9a33ep/orlando-shooting-response-shows-reddit-cant-be-the-front-page-of-the-internet

 

h/t known2own

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