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Reddit waits until it's too late to ban violence-glorifying subreddits

Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Another day, another internet giant belatedly deciding to apply its own policies in the face of a tragedy.  Following the tragic Christchurch terrorist attack in New Zealand that left 49 people dead and scores more injured, and the subsequent sharing online of a livestream from the killer, Reddit has banned two subreddits that it now says glorified or celebrated violence.  SEE ALSO: Police urge people to stop sharing that Christchurch shooter video online The first, r/watchpeopledie, was pretty much exactly what it sounds like — a place where people shared and commented on grisly videos of real deaths. The second, r/gore, was less specific in its death requirements but also contained violent video and images.  Read more...More about Reddit, Tech, and Big Tech Companies
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