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Reddit Moderators Defend Decision to Remove Greenwald’s Story



It’s been called “Censorship Fiasco 2: Electric Boogaloo.”

News over the past 72 hours has been dominated by the implosion of Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, and a report from Glenn Greenwald on how British intelligence agents have engaged in an extensive disinformation program to mislead Internet users.

Mt. Gox’s imminent demise has particularly gripped Reddit communities like r/Bitcoin and r/news following rumors of a $300 million hack that crippled the Japan-based business. Redditors from r/news have also obsessed over Greenwald’s latest Edward Snowden leak — only his story has been banned from the default subreddit. Read more…

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