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Old 26 Nov 2019, 11:09 AM   #1
webecedarian
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Reddit and internet toxicity

Andrew Marantz has a new book out about trolling and extremism, and this is something he wrote mostly about Reddit's problems.

Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet
How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?

To its devotees, Reddit feels proudly untamed, one of the last Internet giants to resist homogeneity. Most Reddit pages have a throwback aesthetic, with a few crudely designed graphics and a tangle of text: an original post, comments on the post, responses to the comments, responses to the responses. Thatís pretty much it. Reddit is made up of more than a million individual communities, or subreddits, some of which have three subscribers, some twenty million.

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