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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Twitter bans ~1,500 accounts, source says for spreading misleading election-related content; the “NPC” accounts were 4chan and Reddit users posing as activists   —  Twitter has barred hundreds of right-wing users for posing as soulless, “nonplayable” liberal activists.
Oct 16, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Noah Kulwin / New York Magazine:
Ex-Reddit product head Dan McComas talks about how site's focus on growth at all costs hurt the health of the community and why Reddit won't be able to change   —  Reddit started a couple of years after Facebook, and it's super giant, and the kind of thing that you were present for was the challenge …
Oct 14, 2018, 12:20 AMIn context
Brian Merchant / The Atlantic:
Around a dozen programmers share anecdotes about automating at least part of their IT jobs and why they are afraid of sharing automation code with employers   —  In 2016, an anonymous confession appeared on Reddit: “From around six years ago up until now, I have done nothing at work.”
Oct 3, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
A year after introducing a native video player, Reddit says the player has surpassed 1B views per month, with it serving over 50% of all video views   —  The first billion is the hardest.  A year after introducing a native video player and giving its users the ability to record and post …
Oct 2, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Lori Grunin / CNET:
Reddit adds an appeals process for moderators of quarantined subreddits, whose content has been deemed offensive and is available only after users opt-in   —  It's been a few years since Reddit instituted its Quarantine policy, which added an opt-in click to view subreddits deemed offensive.
Sep 28, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
Right-wing sites funded by Russia's Internet Research Agency were used to target /r/The_Donald subreddit where the sites' stories were shared thousands of times   —  A handful of articles from websites with connections to Russia's infamous troll factory have been shared thousands of times on /r/The_Donald.
Sep 24, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin / Inc.com:
Book excerpt: how Reddit co-founders Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian patched their fractured friendship and reclaimed Reddit's helm   —  Reddit's co-founders patched their fractured friendship to save the company that defined them. … Steve Huffman had been seeing a therapist for a few years …
Sep 19, 2018, 2:40 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Reddit says EU's copyright law is “a significant blow to the open Internet”; Wikimedia says it's disappointed by “the missed opportunity to modernize copyright”   —  Google declined to directly criticize the directive  —  Today, the European Partliament voted in favor …
Sep 12, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Reddit bans r/GreatAwakening, the main subreddit for QAnon conspiracy theories, citing rules on inciting violence and harassment   —  Reddit has banned its subreddit devoted to QAnon conspiracy theories, stating that it violated rules against “inciting violence, harassment, and the dissemination of personal information.”
Sep 12, 2018, 4:02 PMIn context
Benjamin Plackett / Engadget:
Ten Reddit moderators talk about the abuse they receive, including death and rape threats, burnout under pressure, and how Reddit fails to tackle the issues   —  This article was produced in partnership with Point, a YouTube channel for investigative journalism.
Sep 3, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context

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