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Reddit had a test run of this phenomenon in 2020 & 2021 when the mods of AgainstHateSubreddits and a bunch of LGBTQ subreddits were targeted with weaponised reporting.

At that time, I called for a sanity check be placed in the “user has been reported -> user gets suspended” pipeline — a human element that could double check that the report was processed appropriately and that the suspension was in fact warranted.

Who knows what they've done to address this problem?

Whatever it has been, it's clearly not been enough, and it has caused a trust thermocline inversion.

Throughout 2022, they did their best to communicate to us that they value moderators - but they haven't closed this exploit.

It's been leveraged against moderators, against content producers, etc.

Simultaneously, communities that chronically platform hate speech are unactioned.

It's been 3 years since they overhauled the Sitewide rules and internal policies. They need to revisit those policies and processes.

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