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World Dispatch: What it takes to get banned from Reddit

The site has a long history of dragging its feet on moderation. We take a look at one subreddit that got the axe, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

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World Dispatch: What it takes to get banned from Reddit

The site has a long history of dragging its feet on moderation. We take a look at one subreddit that got the axe, today on The Outline World Dispatch.

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Social platforms and forums like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit are facing new questions over how they police their platforms. From conversations about banning Nazis to scrutiny over moderation at YouTube, we’re in a renewed moment of interest in how these sites are adapting to disinformation and flat-out rule-breaking.

Outline contributing writer Jon Christian called into the show to chat with me about how Reddit dragged its feet on banning a subreddit known for explicit, grotesque content — and how it took a semi-unrelated uprising over Russian propaganda to make it happen.

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