I Am Bored

Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored. Updated every day, so visit often.
Latest Popular Most Bookmarked Most Emailed Top Rated My Favorites Random Chat
All Games Funny Entertainment Quizzes Weird Tech Lifestyle, Arts & Lit. News & Politics Science Sports Misc
T-Shirts   Submit Content  

In Policy Shift, Reddit Bans Child Pornography

Click Here to Launch:

In Policy Shift, Reddit Bans Child Pornography
(Will open in new window or tab)
submitted by: fancylad
< Back Next >
And in doing so, millions of Reddit users` voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. LOL!
+ Add to Favs
Hits: 8392 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.3 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 02/15/2012
 popular today
Living The Dream [Pic] Every person has their dreams. It`s nice to realize a small one now and then.
Here`s To You...Now Pass Me That Bottle [Gif] More alcohol drinking gifs than you can watch. If you don`t want a drink after this...you don`t drink. Bottoms Up!
23 Mouthwatering Examples Of Skillet Porn [Pic] With recipes! I need to buy a skillet.
30 More Crazy Cluster O` WTF*ck Photos [Pic] Time for a trip to crazy, with a short stop at insane, but not going as far as psychopath. Want to come along?
Challenging Female Beauty Standards [Pic] Back to nature I say! They are all beautiful, but I wonder...does the carpet match the rest of the decor?
More Comments >

Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:45:38 PM

If perverts don't have an outlet for their unnatural urges, they`ll pursue it some other way . . .

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10112 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:37:16 PM

It seems to me you're referring to the nebulous, overbroad standard of the Miller Test.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:32:09 PM
Why are they banning something that's already illegal? So either they were allowing illegal stuff on their website, or what they are banning is not illegal. It`s a paradox!

No, it`s politics.

Reddit has always banned anything illegal. They`ve called the police in as well. Their previous policy was that they wouldn`t ban anything legal even if it was offensive, i.e. freedom of speech to the limit of the law.

What has happened now is that adverse publicity has resulted in reddit banning some things that are legal, without really defining what is banned (in part because censorship is usually hard to define clearly).

Of course, this means that in time anything that offends anyone with enough political power (including media attention, as that is political power) will be banned, regardless of the legal status of the material. Free speech isn`t a pick `n` mix thing - either you allow offensive (but legal) speech or you don`t.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10112 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:38:25 PM
I get banning footage but illustrations? Sounds like the thought police. It is rather surprising to hear after a while.

Female, 18-29, Canada
 3653 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:36:22 PM
....there's child porn on reddit? o___o; Well....I`m glad I just...sit here and let y`all rifle through that schmidt then :)

More Comments >

Bored | Suggest a Link | Contact I Am Bored | About I Am Bored | Link to I Am Bored | Live Submission | Privacy | TOS | Ad Choices | Copyright Policy |
© 2014 Demand Media, Inc. All rights reserved.