TechCrunch: Study finds Reddit’s controversial ban of its most toxic subreddits actually worked

TechCrunch: Study finds Reddit’s controversial ban of its most toxic subreddits actually worked. “It seems like just the other day that Reddit finally banned a handful of its most hateful and deplorable subreddits, including r/coontown and r/fatpeoplehate. The move was, at the time, derided by some as pointless, akin to shooing criminals away from one neighborhood only to trouble another. But a new study shows that, for Reddit at least, it has had lasting positive effects.”