Discrimination/hate speech on Blind

Feb 10 12 Comments

Last week, I got restricted access from Blind for discrimination/hate speech. I couldn't post or like or vote.

The problem is, I have no idea what I posted which could have possibly been construed as that, let alone for it to be bad enough for me to get my access restricted. Is there a way to find out which of my posts/comments were problematic?

What also baffles me is I see people like WhiteMail openly expressing discriminatory ideas and actual hate speech and they never seem to get any trouble, some of them even become "top posters".

What gives?

Something of note here is I do flag posts/comments for discrimination/hate speech quite often, but only when they blatantly are. Could Blind's banning algorithm have a bug in regards to flagged posts?

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  • Amazon Mary2018
    It's a problem inherent in blind policies that will kill the app. It'll continue to sanitize, dumb down, and generally make the content boring. Perhaps the managers of Blind should take notice as to how this policy is a long term negative and makes the app significantly less appealing to use.
    Feb 100
  • New tLFu71
    I get the same bans all the time for no reason. Blind is owned and run by ultra far left liberals who want to censor speech and anything they don’t like to hear. The platform spends more time entertaining their internal bias than anything and will lead to its demise.
    Feb 103
    • Indeed takeCrimea
      Who are the far left liberal owners?
      Feb 10
    • Chase fxJk28
      Maybe if that’s true you’ll get a ban your way soon
      Feb 10
    • OP
      That doesn't explain my ban, because I tend to express leftist opinions.
      Feb 10
  • Clover Health / Engdoenfh
    For all you know, those other people are also getting temporary restrictions too.
    Feb 102
    • OP
      Sure. But doesn't explain why I got one
      Feb 10
    • Clover Health / Engdoenfh
      No one can answer that except for blind.
      Feb 10
  • New dluz61
    So I don't know how they're doing their moderation, you could write them and ask about your suspension. (If you do, just say you want to know so you can avoid it in the future). But if they're doing it by having moderators look at flagged posts, which is what I would guess, my guess is that your post got flagged, but a lot of worse ones didn't
    Feb 103
    • OP
      I did, no reply.
      Feb 10
    • New dluz61
      How long ago? I admit that at my company, answering emails from people who are mad about bans tend to fall low on my priority list. I'd give it a week before sending another email.
      Feb 12
    • OP
      A week ago by now. The email was polite and coming from a place of trying to understand what happened.
      Feb 12

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