Reddit

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A large corporate media site of forums in which readers vote stories up/down. As its popularity grew, it was subject to increased trolling and shilling by propagandists.

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Founders: Aaron Swartz, Steve Huffman, Alexis Ohanian

Owner: Advance Publications
Staff: 71
Constitutes: corporate media,  forum
 

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Reddit is a social media site which, while is is firmly corporate-controlled, has nevertheless assisted in various important stories such as the murder of Sunny Sheu. This was especially true in its early days, before its popularity made it a target for systematic research on misdirection by methods such as paid shills.

Funding

Investors include Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Ron Conway and Jared Leto.

Propaganda

An unknown number of people are believed to work on Reddit as trolls or shills, as evidenced by "Confessions of a paid shill on Reddit", a post there from 2015.

Confessions of a paid shill on Reddit, a popular Reddit post from 2015.

Censorship

Full article: Reddit/Censorship
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Reddit, to quote one subscriber "has been compromised for a very long time".[1] It has been subject to various forms of censorship.[2] and the official rules for how the site works are not followed with posts of deep political relevance.[3]

Alternatives

After the management ruled that Pizzagate was an unacceptable topic for discussion[citation needed], the redit group moved to Voat to coninue their discussion.

Readers seeking a Reddit style website with a community more receptive to the topics of discussion on this website may be interested in Saidit.


 

A document sourced from Reddit

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:How Reddit Was DestroyedwebpageReddit/Censorship25 March 2015'Shark Shank'An informative summary of changes made to how Reddit works to facilitate its use as a means of disseminating propaganda and frustrate its use as a forum for uncensored self-expression.


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