r/Anarchism on Reddit Has Been Hijacked
This weekend, one of the largest online anarchist forums has been hijacked by a small group of redditors. Without notice or warning, as required by previous moderation rules, over a dozen mods from the anarchism subreddit were demodded and replaced with a ‘less transparent affinity group' according to ThePinkMask, one of the redditors responsible for the takeover/coup/overthrow. ThePinkMask is also a moderator for the OccupyWallStreet subreddit and official website, OccupyWallSt.org.
Since the hijacking, subscribers of r/anarchism have voiced their opposition to the new ‘moderation style’, as ThePinkMask puts it. Some are even calling for a strike on r/anarchism, but instead of taking subscribers judgment into consideration, the mods are now censoring posts that criticize their ‘vanguard party’.
As an active member of r/anarchism I would like to send a message to the scumbags authoritarians who decided that they were fit to govern the ungovernable: