@macgenie makes perfect sense. It says a lot that the kind of things I was worrying about, are actually only worrying in unmoderated ad-centric social media platforms. I guess one gets used to the broken status quo. Thanks for your answer, and for cultivating this community!
@JohnPhilpin @simonwoods yep, brands parading as people is why reddit has slowly become yet another unhealthy corner of the internet. Totally with you on this.