The story of r/DiagnoseMe is unexpectedly wholesome: people on the internet can be remarkably helpful at times. The pressing question is: should they have to be? While r/DiagnoseMe is clearly a rewarding space for some, the sub is inherently riddled with risk. Though it is heartening that many have found help on the sub, its existence highlights an abundance of problems with traditional healthcare. In a world without overworked doctors, long wait times, expensive bills, and anxiety-inducing receptionists, would this subreddit need to exist?
The subreddit had a lengthy documented history of hosting conspiracy theory content that was racist, misogynistic, and Islamophobic. On June 29, 2020, Reddit banned the subreddit for frequent rule-breaking, for antagonizing the company and other communities, and for failing to "meet our most basic expectations". After the subreddit was quarantined and placed in restricted mode in early 2020, moderators of r/The_Donald created and moved to the site thedonald.win, and after Biden's inauguration moved again to patriots.win to continue supporting Donald Trump and a potential political party he would create, the "Patriot Party".
Additionally, The Washington Post reported that the Reddit user who posted the video, HanAssholeSolo, also wrote about stabbing Muslims while Vox added that the poster attempted to remove his racist comments, including many that said the word nigger and an image of Jewish CNN employees, each being labeled with a Star of David, in a post titled "Something strange about CNN...can't quite put my finger on it." Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) referred to the user as an "extremist" after analyzing his posts. The ADL also identified the user as "a parent and a veteran in his 40s living in Tennessee" based on the personal information within his post history. Based on the aforementioned posts, Vox reported that some members of the forum have interpreted the tweet as support for their racist beliefs. Eventually, after being identified by CNN's Andrew Kaczynski, the user posted an apology in the subreddit on July 4. Immediately afterwards, his apology was locked and deleted by the subreddit's moderators while the user deleted his Reddit account. CNN was accused by Julian Assange, Jack Posobiec, and Mark Dice of blackmailing the user, while the hashtag, #CNNBlackmail, trended on Twitter. Kaczynski responded by stating that his line was "misinterpreted" and that the user said that he was not threatened prior to his apology. In response to the controversy, ShadowMan3001, one of the moderators of the subreddit, told Kevin Roose of The New York Times that CNN's intent in possibly releasing the user's identity was "a glaring example of their absolute lack of not only journalistic integrity, but basic morality".
This "Am I the A-hole?" post on Reddit will make you want to shake your fist in the air, but you won't out of solidarity with the poor woman in this story with a broken arm. OP (aka a heartless boyfriend) writes that he and his girlfriend have been renovating their house for the past few weeks.
Renner explained the first week of filming following the injury was tough because his broken arms were swollen, but things got a little easier once the swelling went down. The actor wore splints and worked with a physical therapist during the rest of production.
In Almost Home, an American marine returns home after years on the frontlines in Afghanistan to mend a broken relationship with his dying father. He carries with him the haunting memories of war and a promise he kept to a fallen brother in arms. He may never be able to make peace with what he has seen and done overseas, but if he can make amends with the last living member of his family, maybe a piece of what he once was will return to him. 2b1af7f3a8