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Sun Sep 7, 2014, 08:35 AM

Does this sound familiar? [View all]

The headline is this:

Reddit FINALLY closes the message board that helped spread naked photos of celebrities online six days after they were first leaked by iCloud hackers


Good, I say, you did the right thing.

But listen to what the owner of Reddit says and tell me if you find it familiar:

In banning the offending forums, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong suggested the delayed response was a freedom of speech issue, despite the invasions of privacy being lamented as criminal.

Wong described Reddit as 'the government of a new type of community' rather than a company running a website, according to Recode.

The headlining forum to be close was called 'The Fappening', which was created solely for the cache of leaked celebrity photos.

'While current US law does not prohibit (Reddit) linking to stolen materials, we deplore the theft of these images and we do not condone their widespread distribution,' Wong wrote in a blog post.

'Nevertheless, reddit’s platform is structurally based on the ability for people to distribute, promote, and highlight textual materials as well as links to images and other media.

'We understand the harm that misusing our site does to the victims of this theft, and we deeply sympathize.'

Wong does not immediately address shutting down The Fappening, however vistors to the site are now greeted with a message from Reddit saying the page has been banned.

Wong went on to essentially say what happens on the site is the responsibility of the user, and not the site itself.

'We uphold the ideal of free speech on reddit as much as possible not because we are legally bound to, but because we believe that you - the user - has the right to choose between right and wrong, good and evil, and that it is your responsibility to do so.


Hey website owners, your members (users) demand you that it is you who has the right to choose between right and wrong, good and evil, and IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DO SO!

And

when you say this:

'We understand the harm that misusing our site does to the victims of this theft, and we deeply sympathize.'
Like hell you do. The only thing you understand is the dollars for clicks, and it is as obvious and plain as the nose on your face. You don't really think you can morally/legally absolve yourself from this, do you? Women are going to demand changes if you want our business. If you want to make money off of woman hating, women will find a way to make you stop, somehow, some way, and that day can't come too soon, imho.


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