Is Reddit Turning Into “Eddit”?

More and More Editing of News Sources and Stories

I love Reddit …

I’ve been a Redditor for 6 years and – at one time – had one of the highest “Karma” scores at the site.

But Reddit seems to be turning into “Eddit” … as in censoring the most controversial stories, and censoring discussions about censorship itself.

There are whole lists of banned news sources.

And as Ward Harkavy – former editor and writer at the Village Voice – Tweets:

These Reddit censors sound worse than some of the censorious numbnut top-level editors I worked for — and worked hard to oust.

Side Note: Washington’s Blog reader AnnOnaMice coined the term “Eddit”.

We at Washington’s Blog love a good meme. For example, on February 6th, we ran a story based upon Anthony Freda’s word “Glassholes” (and his related artwork) to describe people who wear Google Glasses to spy on others.  Less than 2 weeks later, Google itself told its users “Don’t Be a Glasshole”. (Of course, we don’t know whether Google read our story or saw Freda’s artwork … or it was just part of the collective Zeitgeist.)

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