PSA: The sub has been under attack by various bad actors since it’s inception. Always think independently and critically when reading posts here.

Mods here shouldn’t have to make posts like this but there are times when the attacks are heightened that we feel we need to make a post and warn the casual reader here. Most regulars already know this, but for those who don’t, please note:

Since this sub was rebooted after the 2015 purge of /r/bitcoin and massive censorship in that sub to stop anyone from discussing opinions that the mods didn’t agree with, this sub has been targeted by bad actors. They attack us because we are a free speech sub. We hold true to Satoshi’s vision of Bitcoin, a censorship resistent global p2p decentralized electronic cash system.

The attacks here have come in many forms. From comment manipulation, hacks, malware, scams, vote cheating, Sybil attacks, abuse, spam/floods, brigading (hate mobs), hiring trolls to disrupt, misinformation, and more. Here are just a few examples, in the order I found them.

Over the past three years there have been many more examples. This is is just what I found when searching for ~10 minutes. I’m sure I missed some but you get the idea. This sub is always under attack in different ways. So thinking critically means not taking anything on surface value, but using different resources to evaluate each claim independently for yourself: DYOR (Do Your Own Research).

In this sub mods do our best to foster free speech, not censor, and at the same time have a community that is welcoming. At times this can be tough and often is a balancing act, but we try to apply any moderation we do have fairly across the board. Remember, we are human and not perfect and make mistakes. If something doesn’t sit right with you, let us know through mod mail or a public post to the sub.

We don’t have many sub rules, but the ones we do have we do enforce, which are listed in the sidebar for anyone to read. We also have public moderator logs, which anyone can view and see for themselves what the mods here are doing, as opposed to other subs that don’t have public mod logs and then try to come here and point their finger at us as if we’re the censors. To them, I say open your modlogs or don’t come here making accusations until you do.

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