Reddit employs people to be Administrators(admins). Each subreddit is ran by moderators(mods). Mods police their subreddit and try remove any content that might be a violation of Reddit’s rules. Mods are just volunteers. They are not paid. Some of Reddit admins exploit and extort the mods.
- Each admin has a group of subs they are expected to monitor. This is what they are paid to do..
- They have complete control of each subreddit they monitor and have final say on everything.
- Technically, they are responsible for all content in their subs.. This includes every upload made by users, every decision made or not made by mods.
- Admins are able to ban subreddits, quarantine subreddits, issue temporary account suspensions or issue permanent accounts suspensions.
- Every subreddit has a admin assigned to it.
Registration of certain organizations
Reddit received $300 million from Tencent holdings. Tencent has many ties to the Chinese government. One very obvious one is the the Independent Non-Executive Director of Tencent, Siu Shun Yang. Yang is a Member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC). The CPPCC is an organization in the patriotic united front of the Chinese people, an important organ for multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and an important means of promoting socialist democracy in China’s political activities.
Here are additional links that provide more information about Tencent and China’s relationship.
- Tencent Helps Communist Party Pay Homage to the China Dream
- China’s Tech Giants Have a Second Job: Helping Beijing Spy on Its People
- Richest in China are Connected with the Communist Party
- China Cracks Down on Public Figures’ Online Political Posts
- True dominance of China’s Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent revealed – and how their influence extends worldwide
Because of Tencent’s connection to the Chinese government and it’s huge investment in Reddit. Reddit is “subject to foreign control” Reddit should have registered with the Attorney General. This is defined in U.S. Code Title 18. CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Part I. CRIMES Chapter 115. TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES Section 2386. Registration of certain organizations.
I’ve provide a copy of Section 2386 below.
U.S. Code § 2386.Registration of certain organizations
“Organization” means any group, club, league, society, committee, association, political party, or combination of individuals, whether incorporated or otherwise, but such term shall not include any corporation, association, community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes;
“Political activity” means any activity the purpose or aim of which, or one of the purposes or aims of which, is the control by force or overthrow of the Government of the United States or a political subdivision thereof, or any State or political subdivision thereof;
An organization is engaged in “civilian military activity” if:
(1) it gives instruction to, or prescribes instruction for, its members in the use of firearms or other weapons or any substitute therefor, or military or naval science; or
(2) it receives from any other organization or from any individual instruction in military or naval science; or
(3) it engages in any military or naval maneuvers or activities; or
(4) it engages, either with or without arms, in drills or parades of a military or naval character; or
(5) it engages in any other form of organized activity which in the opinion of the Attorney General constitutes preparation for military action;
An organization is “subject to foreign control” if:
(a) it solicits or accepts financial contributions, loans, or support of any kind, directly or indirectly, from, or is affiliated directly or indirectly with, a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, or an agent, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or a political party in a foreign country, or an international political organization; or
(b) its policies, or any of them, are determined by or at the suggestion of, or in collaboration with, a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or an agent, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, or a political party in a foreign country, or an international political organization.
Every organization subject to foreign control which engages in civilian military activity; and
Every organization, the purpose or aim of which, or one of the purposes or aims of which, is the establishment, control, conduct, seizure, or overthrow of a government or subdivision thereof by the use of force, violence, military measures, or threats of any one or more of the foregoing.
Every such organization shall register by filing with the Attorney General, on such forms and in such detail as the Attorney General may by rules and regulations prescribe, a registration statement containing the information and documents prescribed in subsection (B)(3) and shall within thirty days after the expiration of each period of six months succeeding the filing of such registration statement, file with the Attorney General, on such forms and in such detail as the Attorney General may by rules and regulations prescribe, a supplemental statement containing such information and documents as may be necessary to make the information and documents previously filed under this section accurate and current with respect to such preceding six months’ period. Every statement required to be filed by this section shall be subscribed, under oath, by all of the officers of the organization.
(a) The armed forces of the United States; or
(c) Any law-enforcement agency of the United States or of any Territory, District or possession thereof, or of any State or political subdivision of a State, or of any agency or instrumentality of one or more States; or
(d) Any duly established diplomatic mission or consular office of a foreign government which is so recognized by the Department of State; or
(b) The name, address, and nationality of each officer, and of each person who performs the functions of an officer, of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization;
(c) The qualifications for membership in the organization;
(d) The existing and proposed aims and purposes of the organization, and all the means by which these aims or purposes are being attained or are to be attained;
(g) A detailed statement of the assets of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization, the manner in which such assets were acquired, and a detailed statement of the liabilities and income of the organization and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization;
(i) A description of the uniforms, badges, insignia, or other means of identification prescribed by the organization, and worn or carried by its officers or members, or any of such officers or members;
(j) A copy of each book, pamphlet, leaflet, or other publication or item of written, printed, or graphic matter issued or distributed directly or indirectly by the organization, or by any chapter, branch, or affiliate of the organization, or by any of the members of the organization under its authority or within its knowledge, together with the name of its author or authors and the name and address of the publisher;
(l) In case the organization is subject to foreign control, the manner in which it is so subject;
(m) A copy of the charter, articles of association, constitution, bylaws, rules, regulations, agreements, resolutions, and all other instruments relating to the organization, powers, and purposes of the organization and to the powers of the officers of the organization and of each chapter, branch, and affiliate of the organization; and
(n) Such other information and documents pertinent to the purposes of this section as the Attorney General may from time to time require.
All statements filed under this section shall be public records and open to public examination and inspection at all reasonable hours under such rules and regulations as the Attorney General may prescribe.
(C) The Attorney General is authorized at any time to make, amend, and rescind such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section, including rules and regulations governing the statements required to be filed.
(D) Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
Whoever in a statement filed pursuant to this section willfully makes any false statement or willfully omits to state any fact which is required to be stated, or which is necessary to make the statements made not misleading, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
Reddit’s election related crimes
Now that’s it’s understood that Tencent is a co-owner of Reddit and that Reddit subject to foreign control. It should also be noted that the change in Reddit’s ownership status from being a domestically owned company to a foreign and domestically owned company also places more restrictions on Reddit in matters involving elections in the USA. The Federal Elections Commission regulations prohibit foreign nationals from directing, dictating, controlling, or directly or indirectly participating in the decision-making process of any person (such as a corporation, labor organization, political committee, or political organization) with regard to any election-related activities.
Reddit’s “Ask me anything”(AMA) events that host candidates participating in elections in the U.S.A. caught my attention. Reddit may not be part of any of the candidates campaigns but, If during election season a candidate attends a event where they are the key speaker and discuss and answer questions that are related to their campaign. it would be considered a “campaign event”. Every AMA that occurred and featured a candidate that is actively running for office after Reddit accepted Tencent Holdings $300 million has been a violation of our election laws.
Foreign national as campaign volunteer
Although he or she may not make contributions or expenditures (including advances of personal funds), an individual who is a foreign national may participate in campaign activities as an uncompensated volunteer. In doing so, the volunteer must be careful not to participate in the decision-making process of the campaign. The Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) and Commission regulations specifically prohibit foreign nationals from participating in the decisions of any person involving election-related activity. For example, a foreign national volunteer may attend committee events and campaign strategy meetings, but may not be involved in the management of the committee.
The following groups and individuals are considered “foreign nationals” and are subject to the prohibition:
- Foreign citizens (not including dual citizens of the United States);
- Immigrants who are not lawfully admitted for permanent residence;
- Foreign governments;
- Foreign political parties;
- Foreign corporations;
- Foreign associations;
- Foreign partnerships; and
- Any other foreign principal, as defined at 22 U.S.C. § 611(b), which includes a foreign organization or “other combination of persons organized under the laws of or having its principal place of business in a foreign country.
How did Reddit violate election laws? Reddit falls under “foreign national”. The following would fall under prohibited behavior by foreign nationals related to campaign funding and campaign events.
Reddit and it’s admin’s have full control the AMA’s. They control all context of the event. They decide what comments, submissions or questions that are acceptable. They have their rules people have to abide by. They have the ability to remove anything they want.
What should Reddit have done different?
It’s one thing to host an event. It’s a different thing when they administer and moderate the event. That’s their crime, administrating and moderating the events. What they should have done was host the event and let the speaker and campaign administer and moderate the details, comments, questions and rules.
Having foreign investors really isn’t what changes things for Reddit. It’s the amount in dollars that changes things. You don’t receive a 300 million dollars and tell the investor “now go away, we got this”. The investor is going to want to part of how that money is spent.
Reddit has committed election crimes and will continue breaking the law until the Federal Election Commission(FEC) steps in and shuts them down.
Reddit is a propaganda generating, fascist left website. It is perhaps the most hateful, bigoted, racist website on the internet. This is not because of it’s users. Most of the negativity, hate, election crime activity comes from Reddit admins. They are the promoters and pushers. Reddit needs quit being so political. They have double standards when it comes to enforcing their rules. Often users receive a harsher punishment for rule violations if they are conservatives. Punishment decisions based on persons political preference is ……lame.
If they continue this behavior It’s entirely possible that they will do one or all of the following: implode, lose every penny in lawsuits or end up in prison. What more can you expect from the armpit of the internet.
*Foreign nationals, companies, governments have been influencing our elections for years. The path they take is by making large investments in American companies, like Reddit. Also, they may buy or open a subsidiary company based in the U.S.A.. There’s more they have to do. These are 2 examples This is where more focus should directed when looking for foreign influence….Investment Election Influence. DP
*I would also spend some time looking at politicians and upper level government employees with duel citizenship. DP.
*Reddit is jam packed with shady behavior. Definitely needs some attention from some badge packing 3 letter agency of the United States government.
With all that being said. I have to explain to myself why I still visit Reddit, almost daily, during the slow times of the year.
*Foreign influence in our elections unfortunate reality. So much so that a person can spend a lifetime writing about it. It’s almost to the point to where it is easier to find than not finding it. I barely scratched the surface of the problem. I mention a couple a couple of key points. Fact checked but included a couple person comments that are obvious. Please share your thoughts in the comments. “
Respectfully, Deplorable Patriot
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