You probably don’t know you’re committing it
‘Aside from my obvious personal and mental defects, which limit me wherever I tread, it turns out that there are a variety of rules specific to social networking that I’ve been putting my foot in. And because moral lessons derived from my asshattedness are always so popular around here, I present to you these cardinal rules of social networking that I’ve blundered through in the past weeks. Hopefully you can use this advice to avoid breaking the same rules yourself, or perhaps more likely, deliberately break them many times simply to troll people. Don’t think I’m not on to you, monsters that I have forged…’
CNN, Gawker vs Reddit
Reddit’s Most Controversial User Prompts Gawker Ban
Last year, CNN’s Anderson Cooper already criticized Reddit for not banning the subreddit, which featured sexually-charged but non-nude images of mostly underage girls.
‘Stories from Gawker Media have been banned in at least three major Reddit forums after the community discovered that the identity of one its most controversial users may be revealed in an upcoming Gawker profile.
‘The popular media organization has had its stories banned in subreddits like r/enterainment, r/gaming and r/politics, a default group for non-registered users. These three forums have about 4 million readers combined.
‘The banning comes after news broke Wednesday that Gawker writer Adrian Chen had been digging into the background of Reddit user violentacrez for an in-depth profile.
‘As moderator of about 400 subreddits, violentacrez had become known for controlling shock forums like r/picsofdeadkids, r/nazi, and at one time, r/jailbait…’
Anonymous Will Still Punish Wikileaks
‘The group says it won’t attack Wikileaks’ website, as it has a policy of leaving the media alone. But, it says, it has other weapons. It’s preparing a dossier of unethical actions by Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange, and plans to release it to the media in a few days. Now, that should make interesting reading…’
‘Earlier this week, we warned you about a new piece of malware that is spreading via Skype using the message “lol is this your new profile pic?” It tries steals to steal your money using both ransomware (restricts access to your computer and demands payment for it to be removed) and click fraud (imitation of a legitimate user clicking on an ad to generate revenue).
‘Now we’ve learned that the malware does more than that: it targets your user accounts on various Web services and can also do so in many languages…’
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