I was part of the Imgur community for years. Even participated in the holiday gift exchange. Finally had to delete my account after initially loving the content, and here are my reasons. 1: the site is manipulated by a select few who run or are involved in the site on a more than user basis. Examples are multiple accounts ability which allow self upvoting & comments, that also creates an appearance of legitimacy to false & damaging opinions or propaganda; some who post daily, have reported inappropriate content fo un-removed(favoritism). 2: There is a high number of foreign individuals who even identify themselves as such, who then post political Twitter grabs, questionable news op-ed's and more. One should ask critically why so many foreign individuals want to churn a political landscape they are no party to. I've never posted to any forum on a daily basis, about another country's politics, have you? Think: an Australian citizen in Australia posting every day about American riots, this politicians speech or act, even pushes to go vote. 3: With an overwhelming young, still in school set of users, this site isn't great for minds still developing. I would also note that on the political scale this is a far left platform. 4: I've seen animal sexualization, police hate to the point of endorsing violence, disdain for historical facts unless attached to race, rampant misinformation with sources completely cut away, and argumentative people called "trolls" who dominate all attempts at productive conversation and healthy debate. They will stalk, intimidate, curse, name call and bully in order to smash any dissent which creates a false appearance of legitimacy. 5: If you disagree at all on any one thing or have an opinion they do not endorse they will message friends to come comment on your post. Or they will call you racist and attack you personally. Interesting how being anti violence gets you so much hate. I've even seen pro China, pro Putin posts that conveniently ignore history.
* It's worth also noting that before some of the major changes Imgur endorsed, pre 2017, it was a really great site. Few politics, few hateful people and mostly open to debate on a wide range of subjects. If you are a moderate non-extremist this site isn't for you.