The social news site Reddit is banning climate change deniers from its science forum, a moderator for the site said., reports The Hill.
Nathan Allen, the moderator for the forum /r/science — which provides a digital space for people to discuss recent, peer-reviewed science publications — wrote about the move to ban skeptics of climate science on Grist. A representative for Reddit confirmed the decision with The Hill.
While the science forum is a small section of Reddit, it has 4 million subscribers, Allen noted, which is nearly twice the circulation of The New York Times.
"After some time interacting with the regular denier posters, it became clear that they could not or would not improve their demeanor," Allen said in his post for Grist.
Duh, so shouldn't inappropriate posts be blocked rather than all those who hold a view opposite to current mainstream thinking--especially on a forum? What are they going to do now have a one sided "forum"?
I can imagine the interaction:
Poster 1: Geez, it's cold outside and so much snow so early, must be climate change.
Poster 2: And November was the warmest November on record, must be climate change.
Poster 3: I guess that solves it, climate change is coming at us from both directions, that's why we may see some months that look average.