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Russia Bullies Reddit Into Removing Thread On Shrooms

It took a bloody revolution at Reddit to come up with some (messy, confusing) guidelines on what constitutes bannable content, but in countries where censorship is already rampant, Reddit’s policy is apparently much more straightforward: Cave to political pressure.


Reddit Needs A Definition For Violence

Reddit’s new chief alien, Steve Huffman, announced a vaguely worded set of new content guidelines yesterday afternoon. The general takeaway? Bad stuff is bad and should be banned. The subtext? If Steve Huffman says stuff isn’t bad — like racism — it will be tolerated. Come again?


It Seems Reddit Ex-CEO Ellen Pao Isn't To Blame For Site's Meltdown

If you thought that the Reddit drama had ended with the ousting of Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, think again: according to a series of posts, Pao didn’t make the decision to fire anybody: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanion did.


Here's Today's Horrific Subreddit That Will Make Your Soul Shrivel (NSFW)

Now that Reddit has purged itself of interim CEO Ellen Pao, the site can get back to what it’s known for. Namely, subreddits like /r/rapingwomen, which boasts about 2300 users. Sure, it goes against the anti-harassment policy that Pao created, but we don’t have to worry about that anymore!


Download The Dataset Of Every Publicly Available Reddit Comment

Redditor “Stuck_in_the_Matrix” has posted a torrent of what he claims is a dataset of every publicly available comment on Reddit.


Reddit CEO: Vast Majority Of Users Don't Actually Care About Drama

The last few days have seen Reddit, the internet’s Fort Knox of cat GIFs, tearing itself apart over the dismissal of Reddit’s unofficial liason between staff and the community. The disagreement caused some subreddits to go offline, turning the site’s front page into a barren wasteland — but according to CEO Ellen Pao, the ‘vast majority’ of users are uninterested.


Meltdown: What The Hell Is Happening At Reddit?

At the heart of Reddit, one of the Internet’s most popular social news and discussion sites, is its users. Over 3.5 million of them keep 9500 subreddits (communities or topics) fed with shared links and constant discussion moderated by an army of volunteers.


Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart

If you take a look at the front page of Reddit right now, you might find it a bit… empty.


Fat-Hating Redditors Flee To Voat, Overload Servers, Demand Bitcoin

You’ve probably never heard of Voat, but the free-speech-loving little Reddit clone is the hottest website in Troll City today. After Reddit officially banned several abusive subreddits, a flood of Redditors fled to Voat, where similar subsites still exist. Voat is now drowning in the traffic and needs Bitcoin to stay afloat.


Scammers And Sceptics Are Strangling The Future Of Digital Money

Bitcoin devotees and other cryptocurrency fans say that maths gives their radical ideas so much potential. But starting a new value system also requires a level of faith in the people using the maths. As “shitcoin” scams pile up, it’s becoming clear that new currencies need trust too. And they don’t have it.


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