DON’T SAY GROOMER: Reddit Bans the Word ‘Groomer’ in Effort to Crack Down on Hate Speech

According to a report from Breitbart News, Reddit has banned used of the word “groomer” to describe child predators who expose children to sexually explicit material; it’s an attempt to tackle hate speech.

Alejandra Caraballo, a writer for Slate, shared the news on Twitter, saying “Reddit will now enforce their hate speech policy on content that utilizes the groomer libel. Content that equates LGBTQ people to groomers and pedophiles will violate the hate speech policy. Reddit is now more proactive than Twitter. Your move @TwitterSafety.”

Undeterred, Reddit users are pivoting to the word “predditor” instead.

From Breitbart News:

The far-left website, which directly interfered in the 2020 election by blacklisting its largest community of pro-Trump users, says it is only banning the word if it is used to reference LGBT people — but that will encompass a wide range of frequently criticized behavior, including taking kids to drag shows and pride parades.

In Reddit’s updated rules, it is also forbidden to “refer to being trans as a mental illness.” The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the standard handbook of mental disorders used by psychiatric professionals around the world, classifies gender dysphoria as a disorder.

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