The censorship in Reddit is not particularly new. However, Julian Assange appeared on Reddit, and posted about his new book. He received a message from a Reddit user named "ShaskaOtselot". The conversation follows on this:
"How do you feel about the censorship on Reddit in wake of GamerGate?"
"It's pathetic. But censorship by companies controlling privatized political space is now almost a norm. Facebook is implementing its own "laws" for social behavior and politics. Even Twitter has now folded; censoring for example, leaks about the New Zealand prime minister just this week and some time ago banning Anonymous Sweden after a request from that country. High volume publication+control of publication by powerful organisations = censorship, all the time. We have to fight to create new networks of freedom. The old and powerful always become corrupt."
- Julian Assange
"I thought I should let you know that the person you just replied to in regards to GamerGate has been shadowbanned. Clicking on /u/ShaskaOtselot [ +1 ] will bring you to a page not found. He will not know he's been banned.
This is the current state of Reddit's community and free speech."
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