25 February 2014 —
Reddit Moderators Go to Extreme Lengths to Censor the Most Important Story of the Year
The moderators at the giant r/news reddit (with over 2 million subscribed readers) repeatedly killed the Greenwald/Snowden story on government manipulation and disruption of the Internet … widely acknowledged to be one of the most important stories ever leaked by Snowden.
Similarly, the moderators at the even bigger r/worldnews reddit (over 5 million subscribers) repeatedly deleted the story, so that each new post had to start over at zero.
For example, here are a number of posts deleted from r/news (click any image for much larger/clearer version):
Related posts from other sites – like 21stCenturyWire – were deleted as well:
And here are a number of the posts deleted by the moderators of r/worldnews:
Write-ups of the same story from other sites – like Zero Hedge – were also deleted:
Two Redditors provide further information on the censorship of this story:
This isn’t the first time Reddit moderators have been caught censoring: