Reddit seeks to increase misinformation about the coronavirus after a week of protests. Reddit Yesterday, r/NoNewNormal, the center for anti-mask and anti-vaccine publications, was banned from taking more aggressive action against COVID after protesting the platform's rejection. Disinformation from Reddit stated in a post titled “COVID Denial and Policy Transparency” that it also isolated “54 additional COVID denial subdivisions.” While NoNewNormal has been completely removed from Reddit, the quarantine on the subreddit imposes restrictions that "prevent those who do not wish to do so from accidentally viewing its content".
While we want to be a place where people can explore extraordinary perspectives, interfering with other communities is totally unacceptable. Brigade claims are common and often difficult to identify. However, in this case, we found very clear indications that r/NoNewNormal has been a source of about 80 species in the last 30 days (mostly for communities with more baseline views of COVID or location-based communities where COVID limitations are discussed, note .) This behavior continued even after our team issued a warning to Mods. r/NoNewNormal is the only subtitle in our list of highly flagged subgroups that we've identified with this behavior and is one of the biggest sources of community engagement we've mentioned as part of this (we have many other unrelated subgroups). Also studying, though) This community was suspended last year for "may contain misinformation or fake content". Ad
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Reddit says 54 new COVID disenfranchised subdivisions have been penalized for violating Rule 1, "which is harassment, coercion and prohibits incitement to violence or promotion of" hate' based on identity or vulnerability. The Reddit post does not include a list of 54 communities, and its spokesperson declined to specify which subdivisions were orphaned. After seeing the alert and re-selection, the orphaned subreddits are still available, and Reddit probably prefers to avoid naming them because they could generate more visits to them.
Reddit also said it's "creating a new reporting feature for moderators to allow them to give us a better signal if they see community interference." This feature takes a few days to build and we'll evaluate how useful this feature is later."Reddit initially resisted user protests
The changes came after a week of protests, which Reddit management initially opposed. Moderators joined more than 450 subreddits in an open letter, asking Reddit to "take action against disinformation about the coronavirus on its website," saying that subreddits "should only be banned for posting medical information and undermining efforts to combat the global pandemic." Reddit defended its position, saying it will continue to "discuss" and "oppose" vaccines and other issues related to COVID, even when consensus [ has been expressed. “ p>
“We appreciate that not everyone agrees with the current approach to getting us all out of the pandemic, and some remain wary about vaccination. Opposition is part of Reddit and the foundation of democracy. The company said last week.
Reddit protests against COVID and vaccine misinformation entered a new phase this week with over 150 subreddits temporarily. One of the main demands was the shutdown of r/NoNewNormal, with protesters saying “Reddit will not apply.” Its policies are against misinformation, theft, and spam” and “People are going to die from disinformation.” Ads
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Yesterday’s announcement on Reddit was written by a “badnernerd” employee and observer. is to monitor the implementation of our policies on the Platform. I have never stated that I am perfect in this field. Policies and how they are implemented evolve over time."
This post presents some of the COVID-related content information that users report to the site for a variety of reasons. Check out today a year ago. This article represents about 2.5% of all related content “Sub-signals” now generate more than 3% of COVID content, up from less than 1% last year.
In these highly signaled subcategories, content is on average more positive and View it more than content in other sub-categories.” “The comment mechanism, compared to what we expect to see in other subreddits, means that content in these communities is more visible than the usual COVID post in other subreddits.” Reddit explains the Reddit Knowledge Base Misleading
Reddit's ad ends with a few volumes justifying its policies and approach to dealing with misinformation The post states: Reddit rules against posting content that "encourages" physical harm means "falsifying health information that encourages or poses a risk" Too bad for the reader. "It violates our policies." p>
This law does not cover all kinds of misleading information for reddit users. Defending himself erroneously, he said, "[Actions] against communities that do so or otherwise violate our laws, including fraudulent regulations o fake vaccine) or encouraging harm, continues. (eg bleach consumption).
Yesterday's post also clarified Reddit's position on "misinformation." "Reddit said: Misleading was introduced, which we've interpreted. This includes fake medical data and fake WHO/CDC recommendations. p>
This post also explains the law against community interference. Participation in “content manipulation” or interference with or interference in Reddit communities is prohibited. We typically enforce Rule 2 through our anti-brigades efforts, although it does not It continues to be an example of misconduct that leads to many sub-bans.Disclosure: Most of the Reddit contributors are Advance Publishing, the parent company of Condé Nast, which owns Ars Technica.
Reddit bans r / NoNewNormal and quarantines 54 "COVID denial subreddits"
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