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The Redditors Who Reclaimed r/FatPussy (and Other Vile Subs)

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Feb 12, 2019 12:00 PM 2+ mon ago

The Redditors Who Reclaimed r/FatPussy (and Other Vile Subs)

If you want to see the best of Reddit, go to r/WhitePolitics, r/faggots, or r/FatPussy. You will not find sickos and slurs there--not anymore, anyway. Instead, these subreddits are obsessed with, respectively: the color white, bundles of sticks, and rather large cats.

In the past few years, Reddit communities once devoted to outre subjects, everything from InfoWars' Alex Jones to objectifying tall women, have seen themselves hijacked and replaced by tame, often literal-minded send-ups of their original purpose. It's very funny, it's very Reddit, and it's all the doing of a band of counter-trolling moderators who take their duties very seriously. Their antics are easy to root for. What's less understood is how these individuals operate--and at what cost. Trolling the trolls, it turns out, takes a toll.

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