I think Imgur is currently running 40% on the liberal programming right now. I know I’ve talked about it before, but I’m convinced it’s a sociological experiment, no different than the Cambridge Analytica scandal that drove the liberals out of their minds in the 2016 election.
Months ago, I stopped looking at the site, because every 3rd or 4th post was a “thirst” post. Those are gone. Completely. I’ve scrolled through everything on the front page over the past couple of days, and I don’t think I saw a single one. They have been replaced by reposts — almost always from Twitter — which contain liberal talking point hot takes. I don’t even necessarily disagree with the content of most of them, but the ones that gloss over logical fallacies irritate me, and there are a lot of those.
Someone there made a conscious choice to change the algorithm. You have to watch these things over months to notice, but it’s very real. Either the voting membership at Imgur has changed demographics entirely in the past several months, or someone’s running an experiment on the public through that site.
Now all of those thirst-y posts are at 9gag. I wonder if, in 6 months, they too will be replaced with liberal talking point posts.