Reddit announced that it would ban any and all links to Russian state media outlets from the site, following allegations by the United States intelligence community that the Kremlin had meddled in the 2016 presidential election. In a statement posted to Reddit, the company’s executives said that they were “committed to keeping Reddit open and safe for everyone” and that they believed that “the best way to do this is to prohibit links from state-sponsored media.” The ban will include any links to Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik, two of the most popular Russian state media outlets. In addition, Reddit announced that it was working with ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism outlet, to help track down any Russian propaganda content on the site.
Russia has been linked to numerous online disinformation campaigns in recent years
In recent years, Russia has been linked to numerous online disinformation campaigns. One such example is the 2016 U.S. presidential election, in which Russia allegedly used social media to spread misinformation and propaganda in an attempt to influence the election results. Another example is the recent Pizza gate conspiracy theory, which falsely claimed that high-ranking members of the Democratic Party were involved in a child sex trafficking ring based out of a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C. In August 2018, the U.S. intelligence community released a report that concluded that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
Reddit’s announcement about bans Russia :
Reddit announced that Reddit bans all Russian media outlets from its site. This decision was made in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In a statement, Reddit said it was “banning all state-owned Russian media outlets” in order to protect its users from propaganda. The company also said that it would be working with the U.S. government to identify other Russian media outlets that should be banned from the site. In December 2017, Reddit banned a number of Russian media outlets, including Sputnik News, and announced that it would be banning all state-owned Russian media outlets from its site. The move was made in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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Reddit ban’s : Russia’s online disinformation campaigns
Reddit announced that it was banning all Russian state media links from the site amid claims of Moscow meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The ban is a response to federal law enforcement officials who have warned Reddit of potential Russian meddling on the platform. “We have removed all links to Russian state media from r/news and r/politics,” said a spokesperson for Reddit in a statement. “As law enforcement officials have pointed out, there is a clear and present danger of foreign interference in our elections through means such as social media.