July 14, 2015
Right wing ‘trolls’ and the fall of Madame Pao (possibly the world’s dumbest Asian)
That’s my title, not Charles C. Johnson‘s…
Western young men are free to fight unwinnable wars, but how dare we have a man cave on the Internet—even though everyone knows the Internet was built for young men by young men. One of the 4chan’s /b/’s “Rules of the Internet” is “there are no girls on the Internet,” and nowhere is that more true than on Reddit, the community news aggregation website. Seventy-four percent of Redditors are men and nearly 60 percent of its visitors are under 34. Like the attack on fraternities and the redefinition of rape, the assault on Reddit by left-wing slander merchants like Gawker was part of the plot to end young (mostly white) male power. And yet Reddit refused to comply. Right-wing trolls are driving the discussion and winning. Reddit—the home of young men—is the home of Internet trolls. (Indeed my firm helped some of them get some nasty things to trend by manipulating Reddit’s algorithm.)
Enter Ellen Pao.