How Reddit turned its millions of users into a content moderation army

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How Reddit turned its millions of users into a content moderation army | TechRadar

Reddit CTO: We don’t want to be a ‘capricious arbiter’ of what is correct or not.

One of the most difficult problems for Reddit, the self-proclaimed front page of the internet, is determining what should and should not appear on its feeds.

When it comes to content moderation, which has become an ever more high-profile problem in recent years, Reddit opts for a different approach compared to other large social platforms.

Unlike Facebook, for example, which outsources much of the work to moderation farms, Reddit relies in large part on its communities (or subreddits) to self-police. The efforts of volunteer moderators are guided by rules defined by each individual subreddit, but also a set of values authored and enforced by Reddit itself.

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