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BREAKING: Reddit CEO caught editing posts without a trace

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posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: Kalixi

It is very easy for any website to edit any text by the admins without any trace. In fact, to the best of my knowledge, there it is not even technically possible to design a website transmitting messages in plain text where user messages are not editable by admins. You would need some sort of sophisticated system using cryptography to accomplish that. You may need a browser plugin to store keys and then verify the cryptographic signatures and decrypt messages.




posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: fractal5

If you have access to database ... you can do what ever you want. I do not know message board where posts are stored in encrypted form (for sure there are some). If server doesn't have proper credentials system, changes in database may be untraceable to specific person.

But this is big no never no and again never. My credibility as admin would be ruined beyond eternity. Yet I know people who have no problem to sell entrusted data. It is possible to setup relatively secure system but it needs lot of knowledge, perpetual effort and effective enforcement of security standards among users - they are weakest point.
edit on 24-11-2016 by JanAmosComenius because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 09:57 AM
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I used to Admin a string of online games forums. So long as you had Cpanel/webadmin access to the hosting server you could pretty much alter anything on the sites apart from passwords and personal detail as they were stored encrypted. The rest of the data, forum posts, pm's etc was stored as table data in the MySQL database as plain text. I know for a fact that i could read PM's if i wanted to as one of the other admins and myself busted a group of "hackers" who were stealing peoples game accounts and selling the victims items and accounts for real life cash.

Dont now what backend Reddit runs on but with high enough privilledge escellation anything is possible i would have thought.
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posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: Konduit

irreversible damage to the site is an understatement this should be the death of that site.Only a complete moron would continue to use a site that can frame you (completely undetected) and get you sent to prison.
They have the ability to do that and have proven that they lack the ethics not to do that, so why would anyone continue to use that site.



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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Makes me glad I never used it.

When allowing people to discuss sensitive topics, integrity is very, very important. Lose that all hell breaks lose.



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: Tardacus

are you going to follow your own advice and log off ALL sites ???? including this one ?



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: kountzero

on every commerical BB package i have used as admin [ 3 different ones ]

ANYTHING could be changed if you had admin CP

and yes passwords were encrypted - i could NOT discover what any ones password was - but i could change it



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: Kalixi

They are just a tiny part of the whole ugly corrupt system!



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: loam




I've been on the fence about this pizzagate business from the beginning. I don't want any of it to be true.


I am pretty sure no one wants it to be true!!



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Tardacus

are you going to follow your own advice and log off ALL sites ???? including this one ?


I get what your saying, but I think the difference between Reddit and other forums, is Reddit has proof of editing and the CEO doesn't have a problem with it.

The site should die; it's lost it's integrity and shouldn't be trusted.

Forums like ATS may have the capability to change what a user says, but as far as we know, there isn't any proof.



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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its their site. im sure its in their eula
its not a product you payed for. youre using their product for free of charge.



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: Konduit

irreversible damage to the site is an understatement this should be the death of that site.Only a complete moron would continue to use a site that can frame you (completely undetected) and get you sent to prison.
They have the ability to do that and have proven that they lack the ethics not to do that, so why would anyone continue to use that site.




And I bet Soros or someone of his mindset/ilk would just create another "alternative" site for real people to discuss real topics.

The ramifications of the reddit ceo conducting himself in this way wont be fully realized for some time.

This is very unfortunate!



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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Reddit admins admitting to be a part of CTR in leaked Slack conversation?


edit on 24-11-2016 by Konduit because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

Reddit CEO broke the sites own Content Policy


Unwelcome content

While Reddit generally provides a lot of leeway in what content is acceptable, here are some guidelines for content that is not. Please keep in mind the spirit in which these were written, and know that looking for loopholes is a waste of time. 3 Content is prohibited if it

Is illegal
Is involuntary pornography
Encourages or incites violence
Threatens, harasses, or bullies or encourages others to do so
Is personal and confidential information
Impersonates someone in a misleading or deceptive manner
Is spam



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 01:00 PM
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I have never posted on reddit, but have read a lot of threads and subs over there for a while. Always knew that this could happen, but never actually thought that it would.



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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Not only all that, but /r/the_donald was muting people from Pizzagate so as not to give anyone reason to ban that sub. Turns out the admins also unmuted those people to allow their posts to show up; just so they could frame t_d for doxxing. Bad stuff.



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: Konduit

That's just tongue-in-cheek mockery. The tell, as others on reddit have pointed out, was when he said "they didn't believe americans should have jobs." Obvious joke is obvious; let's not obfuscate the reality, it's grim enough.



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: thegeneraldisarray

It actually makes complete sense, because according to FEC regulations it's illegal for them as a PAC to use the money they raised to post on facebook, reddit, twitter etc.

A loophole around this is to hire people in foreign countries where the laws don't apply.

edit on 24-11-2016 by Konduit because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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This is a lot more serious than it seems at first glance. Considering Reddit's traffic volume and the amount of AMA's it hosts with famous people and top teir politicians the implications of editing a post with out acknowledging it could strike up a disaster. He could alter the responses of the presidential canadaints in a AMA or even the President himself.

a reply to: Kalixi



posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: Kalixi

Screw The_Donald. Most of Reddit doesn't give a crap about them or this but they will cry and cry. I'm just hoping that sub will be banned soon since it's nothing but a den of hate and bigotry.



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