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thinkingemote 80 days ago | hide | past | favorite



My mind is blown that the CEO, legal, public relations, and any other higher ups approved this. It can be spun in so many different ways and opens up a huge can of worms. Asians are the majority group globally, so is reddit saying it's okay to be racist towards Asians?

This particular sentence is something that anyone who has taken a single public relations class or law school class (or really just has any common sense) would read and immediately cross out from the announcement. Even if this is indicative of how you operate internally, it just isn't something that anyone with half a brain would include in an official public policy announcement.

That means that either 1) nobody reviewed this, 2) people reviewed this but didn't think this huge dumpster fire of a statement was a big deal, or 3) people reviewed this, caught it, but then reddit decided to keep the statement in.

I honestly don't know which is worse.


as a European it makes sense if you view it as the people in charge of reddit are just thinking that reality is the USA. They are not thinking of the rest of the world. Perhaps this is why Facebook and Google is more sensible here?

it makes sense if the lawyers and PR people are american and the focus is what is important to them - where they live: America,


Even within the US, women are the majority. And I really doubt that reddit's intention was to say that it's okay to be hateful specifically towards women.

I think it's more narrow-minded than that. My guess is that reddit employees are operating within a "silicon valley tech" bubble, where white men are the majority and are (what I assume to be) their intended target with this statement.

However, completely disregarding who this statement is targeted at, it's a statement that explicitly says that hateful acts are okay towards some people. And to put it bluntly, I just can't believe that someone in a position of power at a multi-billion dollar company would be stupid enough to put such a statement in a public announcement.


I don't think you'll find an answer on HN. Funny enough, even spez can't answer you or rather, refuses to clarify that clause. I'm sure you've read the thread.

It's vague enough so Reddit and the powermods can have an easier time banning people who post unfashionable opinions.


It means /r/sino and other CPC propaganda subs can survive. It's all about that sweet Tencent money. People worry about Huawei but Tencent is significantly worse and they are part of Reddit for a long time.


It means racism is okay as long as the target is white people.


Women is majority in western societies, so we should be able to discriminate women right?




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