I think this article’s line of thinking is somewhat faulty. Isn’t it true that something’s good points can outweigh its bad points? And isn’t it also true that Reddit (the website’s administrators) are not responsible for the content of other users? Let’s assume foramoment that Reddit’s admins decided that Reddit should be shut down for being so horrible… all that’ll happen is those users will congregate elsewhere, solving absolutely nothing. Which means this now falls back on the users themselves, defending actions that, on some level, are pretty deplorable. The problem is that the Reddit community, in my view, didn’t defend anything reprehensible, they defended one’s right to do it, which isatotally different kettle of fish.