Reddit Bans /r/PedoWorld and /r/PedoCity the Day After MHN Article

Last week I posted that Reddit was hosting a child rape subreddit and had been for 3 years. 3 years. It had not been banned even during the controversy over Reddit CEO Steve Huffman’s editing of posts in /r/The_Donald. The day after my article, it was finally banned.


After three years of hosting /r/PedoWorld, Reddit banned it a day after my article. Click for full size.


Reddit, proudly hosting a forum for exchanging child rape images. For three years.

It was not possible to access the subreddit as it was private to members only. Nor would I have tried to access it as the public description was as set out right and I would not have wished to risk committing an offence by viewing it.

Whilst it is pleasing that Reddit acted unusually quickly after the media inquiry, it is regrettable that no action was taken in the preceding three years. Reddit clearly needs to raise its game on identifying and removing child abuse material.

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About Samuel Collingwood Smith

Samuel Collingwood Smith was born in the north of England, but his family moved south early in his life and spent most of his early years in Welwyn Garden City before attending Queen Mary, University of London, where he studied Economics. Smith was employed as a Labour Party fundraiser in the 2001 General Election, and as a Labour Party Organiser in the 2005 General Election. In 2005 Smith was elected as a Borough Councillor for Haldens Ward on Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and served for 3 years until 2008. In 2009 Smith changed sides to the Conservative party citing division within Labour ranks, Labour broken promises and Conservative improvements to local services. In 2012 Smith started to study a Graduate Diploma in Law, passing in 2014. Smith then moved on to studying a Master's Degree in Law combined with an LPC, receiving an LL.M LPC (with Commendation) in January 2017. During his study, Smith assisted several individuals in high profile court cases as a McKenzie Friend - in one case being praised by Parliamentary petition for his charitable work and legal skills. Smith is also the author of this blog, Matthew Hopkins News, that deals with case law around Family and Mental Capacity issues. The blog also opposes online drama and abuse and criticises extreme-left politicians.

3 thoughts on “Reddit Bans /r/PedoWorld and /r/PedoCity the Day After MHN Article

  1. I just saw this subreddit /r/DarkNetMarkets/ after some people were talking about it in an unrelated subreddit. A glance certainly seems to show it’s most likely being used to discuss illegal drug purchasing activities, such as “Recommend coke vendor with excellent stealth” or “How worried should John_’s past customers be?” because John_ was busted by law enforcement.

    As far as I can tell it’s not quarantined like some of the ‘wrong think’ subreddits are and isn’t set to private either.

  2. I didn’t use it so I don’t know what was going on there, but reddit has banned /r/altright today.

    “This subreddit was banned due to a violation of our content policy, specifically, the proliferation of personal and confidential information.”

  3. Did you see this?

    “I feel like this is just getting ridiculous and reddit is introducing more and more ways to filter right leaning subs while propping up the left. At this point, I can see no reason to create this “feature” other than to silence conservatives and give leftists the entire front page. ESPECIALLY since this is now the default. Filtered subs include r/the_donald, but not r/politics, r/trumpgret, r/politicalhumor, etc.

    Edit: Mods just informed me via a sticky that, yes, KiA is filtered out of r/popular. I’m reminded of a quote by Benjamin Franklin.

    “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.””

    List of affected subs:

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