I’ve only been on Reddit about 18 months, or as long as I’ve forsaken Facebook for being toxic. I’ve seen the destruction of the site in real time.
All of the other COVID subs have been astroturfed into oblivion by Chinese bots. If you share anything positive or optimistic about the pandemic, they ban your account now, and they recommend subs run by the bots. r/coronavirus, r/covid19 and r/preppers are now entirely filled with anti-Western doomer porn. Any subreddit caught being informative or practical in any way gets shut down. r/WuhanFlu, which they quarantined at the start for telling the truth, is about to be banned. Irrelevant meme, discussion and interest subs are being filled with the same narrative pushing bots. Nothing on the site is organic.
I got banned today actually. My account was basically just meant to be critical of Reddit and its relations with the CCP. They banned my main too so now I'm here. CCP literally owns Reddit and they've taken over many of the main political subs. I was active on r/Wuhan_Flu and yes, that will likely be banned soon. I've been on Reddit for 10 years. I've watched it go from a site full of edgy tech geeks, to a site full of zoomer idiots who pay money to leave tokens and stickers on someone's post. They've banned all of the decent communities and the main ones have been taken over by clowns and bots. Fuck Reddit. I'm glad I'm off it. https://www.reddit.com/r/fucktheccp/comments/g61vcb/ccp_owns_reddit/
I'm interested in these bots you talk of. Got examples? How do you know they're bots and not just douchebags? How do you know they're Chinese? And not say, Russian, Israeli, N. Korean etc.? I'm not trolling you, just genuinely curious.