Wow. I meant it as an analogy. Simply because one has never experienced the full horrors of a problem doesn't mean one is entirely ignorant of the issue overall. In the same way that people who have never been in a famine can say they're hungry, Americans can be aware of, and complain about, censorship. The issue to me isn't legal. Of course they were well within their legal rights. It's a moral issue that has a tendacy over the past couple of days to be overly simplfied. The number of players ibvovled stretches well beyond just /r/fatpeoplehate and Pao, the issues go beyond just fat shaming and political correctness, and the history of the company and the users. For me, the main issues were that (1) the company had previously expressed that it wouldn't do exactly this i.e. outright banning entire subreddits that appeared to be following the site wide rules and (2) that subreddits that even sounded like they had a similar goal were also banned, while subreddits advocating far worse ideologies and illegal activities. Besides, censorship is not something that can only be implemented under strong-arm regimes. Any community or organization anc partake in censorship, including the state (of course), academia, and, as in this instance, a company.