Got a glimpse of the dangers of centralisation today!

The subreddit r/ukpolitics briefly went private after a user was banned for posting a link concerning a minor political figure - Aimee Challenor.

It turns out Aimee Challenor is (was?) a Reddit admin. Any mention of her or her controversies (even in private message!) can result in a permanent ban from Reddit.

Scary stuff... obviously blowing back in their faces, but still!


Also, I feel obligated to mention the Fediverse's Reddit alternative - Lemmy (

I use it every now and then, it seems interesting!


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