Reddit Bans Climate Change Skepticism, Urges Media to Follow Staff
Posted: Dec 19, 2013 2:39 PM
Why argue over evidence, if you can silence the opposition? The popular website Reddit has joined The Los Angeles Times editorial page in censoring climate skepticism. Reddit banned any such comments from the science sub-forum of its website. Reddit announced Dec. 16, that climate skepticism was no longer allowed in academic discussions of climate change. In an op-ed explaining the decision, Reddit moderator, Nathan Allen, blasted climate skeptics and even urged the media to censor the subject. He called for newspaper editorial sections to follow suit with bans of their own. Allen asked “if a half-dozen volunteers can keep [Reddit] from being a microphone for the antiscientific, is it too much to ask for newspapers to police their own editorial pages as proficiently?”