Reddit Bans Slew of Communities Amid New Rule Targeting Sales, Trades, and Giveaways

Reddit’s bread and butter may be links and comments, but the site has a long history as a facilitator of gift swaps, and a backwoods marketplace. New site rules enacted today make much of that behaviour prohibited. Read More >>

The Greatest Flamewar of 2018 Is Two Redditors Calling Each Other ‘Twat’ for Four Straight Weeks

No matter how wrong you are or how petty the infraction, the only rule of an online slapfight is to never, ever back down. As a result, a Russian novel’s worth of insults have been written on Our Cursed Internet, ranging from incisive quips to sourced-and-cited takedowns. For two Redditors with strong feelings and a limited vocabulary, however, their public feud amounts to 28 days worth of “twat.” Read More >>

Reddit Bans AI-Powered Fake Porn

Following Twitter, Pornhub, Discord, and Imgur, Reddit has taken action to ban the posting of AI-generated fake porn—commonly called “deepfakes.” Read More >>

There’s a Reddit Clone Phishing People Who Type Too Fast

People make mistakes, and that’s why,, and redirect to the websites you’d hope they would point to. We don’t recommend you visit it. Read More >>

The Purge of AI-Assisted Fake Porn Has Begun

It was only a matter of time before more sophisticated fake porn videos surfaced online. But a crackdown on this super-realistic fake porn is already beginning. Read More >>

American Psychiatrist In Japan Sues Redditors For Talking Shit Online  

In a twisting and intercontinental case of ‘mad online,’ an American psychiatrist practicing in Tokyo has filed a defamation suit against Redditors who derogated his services. In a suit filed in the US state of Florida, Dr Douglas Berger is seeking damages in excess of $15,000 (£10,873), alleging libel and defamation after anonymous commenters called him a “scam artist” and “fucking maniac”. Reddit is named as a defendant in the suit. A GoFundMe page has been created to help the Redditors, unnamed in Dr Berger’s complaint, to pay for legal fees. Read More >>

How a Reddit Email Vulnerability Led to Thousands in Stolen Bitcoin Cash

Beginning over two weeks ago, reports have trickled in on Reddit community “r/btc”—the de facto hub for supporters of bitcoin rival bitcoin cash (BCH)—of accounts being compromised by a new and worrying attack vector. What may have read to sceptics as infighting between two contentious factions was confirmed today as a genuine and novel hack that allowed malicious parties to access their targets’ Reddit accounts. And it seems the attackers exploited the vulnerability to steal thousands of dollars in BCH. Read More >>

Netflix Freaks Out Users with Creepy Black Mirror Marketing Stunt

Users of Turkey’s equivalent to Reddit received an unsettling message late last night. Across the site, users began complaining that they’d received a mysterious DM from an account named “iamwaldo” that left many people feeling paranoid and anxious. It appears that was the intention of the message, which is actually a viral marketing ploy to promote the new season of Black Mirror. Read More >>

Study Says Most Redditors Won’t Read This Story Before Voting on It

Most people are guilty of sharing a story on Facebook or Twitter that they didn’t read. And according to a new study, users are no different when it comes to performatively upvoting articles on Reddit. What’s most surprising is just how often those votes are impulse clicks. Read More >>

The Stranger Things SubReddit Somehow Ended up on a List of Netflix Takedown Requests

Having broadcasters and rights holders ask Google (and others) to take down links to sites that let users illegally access their content isn't unheard of. Sadly it's also not unheard of for said rights holders to overstep their bounds, and demand innocent links be removed as well - sometimes it's an accident and other it's not. Read More >>

Welp, Looks Like Imgur Has Also Been Hacked

2017's unending parade of major companies and web destinations suffering through major breaches of user information has not slowed down. Image-sharing site Imgur revealed it had been hacked several years ago this week, with the details of approximately 1.7 million accounts lost in 2014 to hackers who have not been identified. Read More >>

Congratulations to EA for Posting the Most Hated Comment in Reddit History

While Reddit sometimes overstates its value as a space for authentic conversations online, the massive community-driven website has served as a kind of town hall where everyone from everyone from Elon Musk and Barack Obama to a dildo manufacturer have responded to questions from completely un-vetted strangers. Sometimes it goes well. For Electronic Arts, the new owner of the most hated comment in Reddit’s history, not so much. Read More >>

Reddit’s Next Wave of Community Bans Starts Today

As of approximately three hours ago, Reddit has begun a wave of new community bans, reminiscent of the culling during interim CEO Ellen Pao’s reign in 2015 that saw a handful of hate-based groups removed from the site. This time, Reddit’s leadership is taking aim at content and groups that incite violence, and the first groups to fall are Nazi and Nazi-sympathising subreddits. Read More >>

Man Who Got the Same Neuter Tattoo as His Dog Doesn’t Care About the Haters

Chris Mendiola loves his dog Bear so much, he decided to get the same tattoo the dog bore when Chris adopted him six years ago. When he shared his mark of devotion with the internet, he knew he’d get some heat, but he had no idea just how far the images would go. Read More >>

Trolls Hijacked a Racist Reddit Page With Dozens of Posts About Actual Racing

Activist trolls have taken ownership of Reddit’s r/race_realism, finally establishing a safe space on the “frontpage of the internet” to discuss politically incorrect opinions about NASCAR and cycling. Read More >>