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[Censorship] Stat recap for September

Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:47 pm

I am apart of a team of people who have taken it upon themselves to try to help expose the censorship that is currently happening on major Bitcoin subreddits.
We have just completed the first month of operating an automated bot that tracks and records all censored posts and comments that occur on r/Bitcoin, r/btc, and r/CryptoCurrency.
The original post can be found here
X-Post to r/btc here
X-Post to r/CryptoCurrency here

Here is the content of the post;
Stat Results
Hello all, I have been tasked with producing the stats post for September, noted a little late, but as we continue to improve; these posts will be posted at the start of every month.

The idea behind it would be to highlight the sheer amount of censorship that is occurring across multiple subreddits. Please note we have only been tracking r/btc and r/CryptoCurrency for a few weeks, this means their numbers will be lower than r/Bitcoin's no matter what. For a full list, we will have to wait for next month.

If you have any suggestions of what stats to include in tracking, you can post here, we will review and see if we are able to add them to the following months' post.

Top 3 Censored
This is the most censored Users, this does not include previous months top censored Users, or Users who at currently being notified via the bot, each count is also separated by subreddit, if you are censored 5 times on one sub, and 5 times on another, someone who was censored 6 times on one will be before you.

1. u/Crypto-Gee
on /r/Bitcoin
63 posts or comments were either greylisted or actively removed.
2. u/tekdemon
on /r/Bitcoin
46 posts or comments were either greylisted or actively removed.
3. u/Bitcoinium
on /r/Bitcoin
33 posts or comments were either greylisted or actively removed.

General Statistics
On All
In total: 6385 content was removed; 3251 of these were Posts, and 3132 were comments.
Out of all content removed, 934 (14.63%) total was approved at a later date (this is when a moderator overrides the automod greylisting to re-add it to the subreddit, no notifications are given, and are usually ignored due to being hidden for most their lifetime).
196 of these were Posts, meaning 6.03% of censored posts were approved later.
738 of these were comments, meaning 23.56% of censored comments were approved later.
Only 499 of users were notified by our bot when their content was removed or blocked, this is only 7.82% of all occasions.

On /r/bitcoin
5633 (88.22%) content was removed; 2923 (89.91%) of these were Posts, and 2710 (86.53%) were comments.
Out of all content removed, 921 (16.35%) total was approved at a later date.
194 of these were Posts, meaning 6.64% of censored posts were approved later.
727 of these were comments, meaning 26.83% of censored comments were approved later.
Only 498 of users were notified by our bot when their content was removed or blocked, this is only 8.84% of occasions on /r/Bitcoin.

On /r/CryptoCurrency
672 (10.52%) content was removed; 296 (9.10%) of these were Posts, and 376 (12.01%) were comments.
Out of all content removed, 13 (1.93%) total was approved at a later date.
2 of these were Posts, meaning 0.68% of censored posts were approved later.
11 of these were comments, meaning 2.93% of censored comments were approved later.
0 people were notified by our bot when their content was removed or blocked on /r/CryptoCurrency.
This subreddit has it's own system for PM'ing users when their posts are greylisted or removed.

On /r/BTC
78 (1.22%) content was removed; 32 (0.98%) of these were Posts, and 46 (1.47%) were comments.
No posts or comments were approved at a later date on /r/BTC.
Only 1 of users were notified by our bot when their content was removed or blocked, this is only 1.28% of occasions on /r/BTC.

You can sign up to be notified here

If you have any suggestions on what should be tracked, or any feedback at all, you can post below and we will be sure to read all responses.

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Re: [Censorship] Stat recap for September

Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:36 pm

5,633 posts/comments removed in /r/bitcoin for the month is appalling and downright disgusting. Thanks for doing this initiative.

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