Reddit finally shows some backbone, bans some racist subreddits

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Recent events with Reddit have made much of how vocally bigoted some of its subreddits are, and how half-heartedly they’ve handled such, often behind the (flawed) “free speech!” “reason.” It looks like Reddit’s finally showing a bit of backbone, or at least some concern over not being able to attract advertising dollars. On Wednesday, Reddit announced … Read more

Reddit plans to deal with its racist content by… sticking a curtain in front of it?

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Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet,” has been under a lot of fire in recent months. Staff turmoil, an interim CEO leaving, and its former CEO/co-founder returning have all happened within the last week or two alone. On top of all that is increasing criticism of Reddit’s sizable base of racist, sexist, and … Read more

Amazon places racial stereotype warnings in front of “Tom and Jerry” shorts

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News recently broke that Amazon’s begun to place a warning in front of its Prime Instant video streaming service’s “Tom and Jerry” shorts. The warnings, which are pretty much the exact same ones that the collector-oriented Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD sets have had for years (as well as a few “Tom and Jerry” DVD sets), … Read more

A week of media racism, sexism, and homophobia: from superheroes to “Duck Dynasty”

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While it’s not all about comics/animation, the previous week’s seen plenty of racist, sexist, and homophobic stuff in the media that I feel’s worth remarking on anyway, especially since I’m tired of repeating myself in various online forums. To wit: Scott Lobdell mistreats fellow comic creator MariNaomi Last week, a comic creator named MariNaomi wrote … Read more