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«How Reddit’s ‹Am I the Asshole?› became the definitive document of the Trump era

«How Reddit’s ‹Am I the Asshole?› became the definitive document of the Trump era

«The most philosophical place on the internet» is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when I think about the wildly popular discussion forum on Reddit where people describe situations from their lives, asking the community for a judgement: ‹Am I the Asshole?›. It is, though, a fascinating phenomenon and this article does a good job at capturing it. Why is AITH so popular? «It offers some semblance of accountability in a time in which it seems like assholes are running wild…successfully shutting other people down who are trying to hold them accountable.»



Published in Weekly Filet #301