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# 1Lynskey Feb 12 2012, 23:37 PM
I used to use Reddit as a go-to site for SC2 news as it was so fast moving and really minor stories that wouldn't get covered by mainstream SC2 sites appeared there. But looking around the site I quickly found something was not right with it, and now there's this. Read this if you use Reddit in any way shape or form.

reddit [http://www.reddit.com/] is a social website that allows its users to share links to content on the internet and post comments about the links. This enables not only the sharing of content (photographs, videos, websites, and so on) but also the discussion of said content.

reddit is massively popular [http://blog.reddit.com/2012/01/2-billion-beyond.html], especially with young people [http://en.reddit.com/r/misc/comments/nevz9..._survey_in_pie/].

reddit is split into subcommunities known as "subreddits", meaning that while reddit exists as a website, it consists as the sum of its subcommunities that people can subscribe to and participate in by means of sharing and commenting as aforementioned.

Unfortunately, the reddit community as a whole also harbors pedophiles and distributors of child pornography, including a man who goes by the name Tessorro [http://www.reddit.com/user/tessorro] and runs a subreddit called "preteen_girls"[http://www.reddit.com/r/preteen_girls/comm...ase_can/c3pxuv8]

The main purveyor of child porn on reddit is Violentacrez, who was the former leader of the "jailbait" subreddit, before Anderson Cooper's report [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuMdQRRLoYg...feature=related] got it shut down: [http://www.reddit.com/user/violentacrez]

A list of Jailbait (underage porn) forums which have sprung up to replace it that are currently on reddit:

/r/jailbait is shut down now, but the traffic statistics [http://i.imgur.com/jvNpg.png] posted by Violentacrez [http://www.reddit.com/r/TheoryOfReddit/com..._for_rjailbait/] from its heydays are interesting. The dip in mid August is when admins temporarily closed the subreddit, and the spike on September 30th is when Anderson Cooper talked about it. The numbers after the temporary shut down are abnormally low, as would be expected. But prior to that, they were getting about 30,000 unique visitors each day.

When r/jailbait was open, it had a message on the sidebar asking young girls to submit pics to their jailbait gone wild subreddit, which still exists, and even wants these 'jailbait' girls to get verified before submitting photos. You're also told to "Be respectful. Don't insult the ones brave enough to submit photos / videos".

The owners of reddit know there is active trading of child porn on their forums, and refuse to do anything about it. Further, Reddit's cofounder simply dismisses the issue and blames the exploited children whose pictures are being traded: [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXZYvrue1BE]

The inaction of reddit's administrators has been a frequent topic, part of that being Violentacrez's shockingly close relationship with them.
Violentacrez's Twitter account [https://twitter.com/#!/violentacrez] seems like a good example of this.
Krispykrackers [http://twitter.com/krispykrackers] (head of advertising and the community helpline at reddit)
Hueypriest https://twitter.com/#!/hueypriest] (reddit's general manager) and
Chromakode [https://twitter.com/#!/chromakode] (developer) all follow violentacrez.
So does Jedberg [https://twitter.com/#!/jedberg] (former administrator),
KeyserSosa [https://twitter.com/#!/KeyserSosa] (former lead developer) and
MikeSchiraldi [https://twitter.com/#!/MikeSchiraldiraldi] (another former developer type).

If you view their past tweets, you'll see that Violentacrez has regularly been in direct, public contact with them.

In 2008, r/jailbait received the most votes in reddit's "Best Community" contest [http://www.reddit.com/r/bestof/comments/7o...comment_here_w/], with SuicideWatch taking a distant second, receiving about half as many votes.

Another interesting fact is that Violentacrez has the third highest amount of karma [http://www.karmawhores.net/violentacrez] on all of reddit for submitted links. Reddit can't get enough of the guy.

Are you sick to your stomach yet? The list of child pornography subreddits continues: (all subreddits listed below are not safe for viewing)

"Preteen Girls"
"Male Jailbait"
"Jailbait Junkies"
"Asian Jailbait"
"Young Porn"

Other awful Reddit things:

A Pedophile's Confession
A subreddit called "Raping Women"
"Beating Women"
A subreddit called "Lolicon" (cartoon drawings of naked children)[/url]
A subreddit called "Pics of Dead Kids"

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# 2AmiPolizeiFunk Feb 12 2012, 23:44 PM
Is that copy/paste or did you write that, Lynsk?

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# 3AlphaFisherman Feb 12 2012, 23:47 PM
I have seen this, its disgusting that this sort of thing is allowed to survive on a website as popular as reddit. There are some seriously nasty sub-reddits also (including gore). Absolutely sickening stuff post-13661-1143531603.gif

From that alone, its basically made me shy away from reddit. Still can't believe its allowed to exist.

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# 4Lynskey Feb 12 2012, 23:53 PM
It's a copy/paste beyond the first paragraph.

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# 5SpectreFTL Feb 13 2012, 00:28 AM
I was intrigued and simultaneously pleased to see that they cracked down so hard on the subreddits. It's the way it should be.

I've seen Mind_Virus and VC lurking around in some of the subreddits I subscribe to (name r/spaceporn and r/historyporn). I lament seeing people who actively participate in this shit be allowed to submit content.

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# 6Lynskey Feb 13 2012, 01:01 AM

That was quick. Well done internet.

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