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[–] srgmpdns [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Quote from the article:

Clearly, Reddit is being manipulated and gamed on a wide scale by companies who want to promote a specific cause, product or politician. This isn’t just a fake news problem, it’s a fake conversations problem. If fake news can be solved with fact-checking, how can fake conversations be stopped when the commenter isn’t interested in anything other than debating you into submission?

The wider implications of are damaging too. Non-engaged users (those who read but don’t comment) are often swayed by the overall tone of the conversation.

I presented Reddit with my findings and asked it if it’s doing enough to combat fake comments, threads and upvotes. But in a bizarre response, the company’s representative – Anna Soellner – didn’t bother to address any of these questions, instead providing a statement that seemed to be a response to my previous story

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[–] 8167153? 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I don't entirely trust the dudes that made that report but I have no doubts reddit is being gamed. I don't think there is any social site that isn't gamed.

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[–] INFP-1911rekturm80 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Once a site is big enough to be "mainstream" you can be certain some upstart's gonna find a way to profit off of it.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Forbes is a shitty magazine but an article like this deserves direct clicks.

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[–] INFP-1911rekturm80 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

hahaha, true true

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[–] Calgacus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Been like that for years... At least since Conde Nast bought it.

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[–] Putzmiester 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It was chilled out today. You could actually see comments today that didn't fit the ctrl left narrative. Guess this bit of attention scared off the shills for a day.

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[–] derram 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

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[–] selpai 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yea... Maybe you want to archive this shit?