Reddit “Quarantines” r/Russia & r/RussiaPolitics For Spreading Disinformation

When I did the round up of companies that are taking action against Russia for invading Ukraine, I missed Reddit and I should not have because they have decided to “quarantine” two subreddits related to Russia called r/Russia and r/RussiaPolitics for spreading disinformation.

First, let me explain what a “quarantine” is. It’s basically a shadow ban as per this document:

“the purpose of quarantining a community is to prevent its content from being accidentally viewed by those who do not knowingly wish to do so, or viewed without appropriate context.”

And if you try to go to the community in question, you get this:

Frankly an outright nuking of the subreddits in question would be better as the potential for disinformation to spread still exists due to the fact that the subreddits in question still exist. But I guess this option is better than doing nothing.

One Response to “Reddit “Quarantines” r/Russia & r/RussiaPolitics For Spreading Disinformation”

  1. […] this week I posted a story about what Reddit was doing to fight Russian disinformation. At the time I said this based on the […]

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