Reddit’s user-led moderator teams are protesting, because they believe the site — which banned the largest online community of Trump supporters ahead of the 2020 election — doesn’t do enough censoring.
The moderators, who are drawn from the ranks of Reddit’s decentralized network of communities (known as “subreddits”) but have largely been assimilated into the site’s politically biased power structure, want subreddits that tolerate debate on coronavirus, mask mandates, and vaccines to be shut down.
This has resulted in an odd conflict between the administrators of Reddit (who support censorship, as evidenced by their ban of The_Donald in 2020) and the moderators of Reddit (who, it seems, want even more censorship).
Via Ars Technica:
Last week, the moderators of over 450 subreddits joined an open letter urging Reddit to “take action against the rampant Coronavirus misinformation on their website,” saying that