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sudo wrote (edited )

This is what they're referring to. I never even mentioned Kim Jong-un.

Besides, this is a science forum - that's as close to non-political as this website can get.

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______deleted_ wrote

I can see conflicts arising.

Combine this odd corporation-defending with authoritiarian politics and I get a little nervous.

As leftists, we need to be able to embrace science while critiquing corporate science. I don't know you from Adam so it'll be good to hear from others how you handled your other forums, specifically f/AskRaddle, which by its nature is home to strong disagreements. Have you deleted any threads from there?

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DissidentRage wrote

Asking for burden of proof to be satisfied is not defense of corporations. Fash and a lot of liberals are fond of using misinformation to forward their goals. We should take it as a point of pride that leftist thought is so grounded in a scientific understanding of the world and its social systems. I don't believe sudo was asking for concrete information in bad faith, but I can understand why responding "[citation needed]" would rub one the wrong way, because it's definitely a cynical way of going about that.

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sudo wrote

F7inseat linked to the Monsanto emails. I'm reading over them now - once I do, I'll make a judgement on whether or not Monsanto deliberately covered up any evidence for Roundup being carcinogenic. But besides all of that, I don't see how calling for a source is "corporation defending."

As for how I've acted as a moderator on other forums, you have this statement from /u/josefStallman. And here is the public moderation log for /f/AskRaddle - you can see that the only action I've taken since the mod logs were implemented was banning an islamophobe from the forum for making this post.. I don't specifically remember if I removed any threads before the mod logs were implemented. There was a post on /f/meta or /f/lobby asking not to completely delete posts made by reactionaries, because that would delete the good comments on them as well. I haven't removed any threads since that post.

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BlackFlagged wrote

What would you do if someone posted a link in f/science that was negative towards Pesticides/GMOs/etc?

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sudo wrote (edited )

Same thing I would do with anything else - leave it up if it has solid evidence backing it up. If I don't have time to review the source material, I would leave it up, unless it comes from an untrustworthy source. If it's known pseudoscience that has been thoroughly debunked, like flat earth or cold fusion nonsense, I would take it down, as I hope any good moderator of a science forum would.